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Salsa in a bowl

Serving: 1/2 cup (118 grams) 
Servings per recipe: 8
Calories: 42 (19 from fat) 
Fat: 2 grams (0 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Sodium: 42 milligrams
Total carbohydrate: 6 grams (2 fiber, 3 sugar)
Protein: 1 grams

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Fresh salsa

Fresh herbs, veggies and lime add plenty of flavor to this easy, two-step salsa.


6 tomatoes, preferable Roma (or 3 large tomatoes), chopped
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 jalapeƱo peppers, finely chopped
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
Fresh lime juice, to taste
1/8 teaspoon oregano, finely crushed
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 avocado, diced (black skin)


  1. Combine all ingredients in glass bowl.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve within 4 to 5 hours.


Source: Dialog: Living with Diabetes, summer 2009; National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

First published: 08/19/2009
Last updated: 03/30/2012

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department