Recipe: Pico De Gallo

A low-calorie salsa or sauce is a great way to add a punch of flavor to an otherwise bland dish.  One of my favorite fresh salsas is pico de gallo.  I put this stuff on everything and love to just eat it with baked tortilla chips as a healthy, quick snack.  Be sure to prepare the pico a couple hours before you want to serve it.  The flavors need time to come together.

Pico De Gallo

5 Roma tomatoes
1 medium red onion
1/2 a jalapeno (or more if you want it hotter)
1 large clove of garlic
Juice of 1 lime
Handful of fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar (unnecessary if you're using homegrown tomatoes)

Dice tomatoes and red onion.  Remove seeds and ribs from jalapeno and dice the jalapeno very finely.  Mince the garlic clove or press through a garlic press.  Roughly chop the fresh cilantro. 

Combine tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro in a bowl.  Add lime juice, salt, and sugar.  Thoroughly mix all ingredients. 

Allow the flavors to combine in the refrigerator for at least an hour.  Enjoy!

Yield: 6 servings

Approximate Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 25
Fat: 0.1 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.0 grams
Protein: 0.8 grams
Carbohydrates: 5.9 grams
Fiber: 1.2 grams

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