Watermelon & Tomato Salsa Fresca

Eat Healthy

Put a bright and refreshing spin on your classic chips and dip with this super simple Watermelon & Tomato Salsa Fresca. 

Though composed primarily of water, watermelon contains high amounts of lycopene – a compound researchers have found may help lower the risk of cholesterol, blood pressure and certain cancers. 

Watermelon also contains other heart-healthy vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, B6 and C. 

Plus, all that H2O makes watermelon ultra-hydrating, which is important during the hot and humid summer months.

Yellow tomatoes lend an unexpected pop of color to the plate, while jalapeno and cilantro create a mild heat that’s tempered by the sweetness of the watermelon. 

As a tasty tip, allow your salsa to chill slightly in the refrigerator before serving. 

 

Watermelon & Tomato Salsa Fresca

Serves 8

 

Ingredients:

2 cups seedless watermelon, diced

2 cups yellow tomatoes, diced

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced

1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

1/3 cup red onion, minced

1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste

1/4 cup fresh lime juice 

 

Directions:

1. Place watermelon, tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro and onion in a medium bowl. Stir well to combine.

2. Season with salt and lime juice. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve chilled.

 

Nutritional information per 1/2-cup serving:

Calories: 20; Carbohydrates: 4.6g; Protein: 0.7g; Total Fat: 0.2g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Dietary Fiber: 0.7g; Sodium: 178mg

 

 

Published on: May 15, 2018