Post on: May 4, 2020.
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Let’s taco about how this fresh Cilantro Lime Tomato Salsa recipe will have you kicking off your dancing shoes! Sometimes there are flavour combinations that create a party in your mouth, that vibrates with such intensity you find your shoulders start to move left to right, and then your toes start tapping. Kick off your dancing shoes – ole! Get ready to fiesta in your kitchen with this fresh Cilantro Lime Tomato Salsa.
There’s never been a more delicious way to get another serving of fruits of vegetables into your diet than with this delicious Cilantro Lime Tomato Salsa. Impress your friends when you serve up this salsa as a dip with chips, or top your salmon with it. This salsa will guac your world!
How Can I Eat More Vegetables?
If you are struggling to eat more vegetables, creating delicious, fresh combinations, such as salsas, can really help. This Cilantro Lime Tomato Salsa is great with chips, but is also a fantastic addition to grilled salmon, or chicken. Add it to your next bean and rice bowl.
Anyway you can, adding more whole fruits and vegetables into your meals and snacks can improve your health, and research studies acknowledge it can also lower your risk of many diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. Dietary guidelines around the world suggest that adults consume at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. However, those who consume more fruits and vegetables, getting closer to the 10 or 12 servings recommended, are generally more healthy. Lettuce be happy, is a great research study that found those who eat more fruits and vegetables enjoyed better mental health. Interestingly, it’s not just how many fruits and vegetables you consume that matters, but the frequency! The UK researchers found that eating fruits and vegetables frequently can have a profound impact on your physical and mental wellbeing.
The Best Salsa
For this salsa, I prefer using small tomatoes, such as a cherry tomato or mini plum tomato as they offer a more intense flavour. By allowing the tomatoes to sit in salt for a few minutes, more water drains from the tomatoes, intensifying the flavour. Garlic is optional here for those who don’t love it, or find it doesn’t agree with their body. As for onions, I prefer the subtle bite from chives (which also happened to be growing in my garden at the time of this photo). Red onions can offer a bright touch of colour and a good spice to those who like it hot!
RECIPE: Cilantro Lime Tomato Salsa
- 2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
- 1-2 tsp of salt
- 1 clove of crushed and finely chopped garlic
- 1 handful of chopped fresh cilantro leaves (de-stem)
- Half a handful of chives or red onion
- Juice from one lime
Chop the tomatoes into fine little bits, and put in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt, and mix well with a spoon. Let sit for about 10 minutes. In the meantime, chop remaining ingredients. After 10 minutes, drain the water that has accumulated at the bottom of the bowl. Squirt in the juice of the lime. Add in the garlic, cilantro, and onions of choice. Mix well using a spoon. Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate up to one day.