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Who says that snacks are unhealthy?  Not me!  Check out this healthy salsa.  Great for low-fat tortilla chips, on burgers or burritos, or as a sauce with meat.  Try a big spoonful on scrambled eggs, tucked into a tortilla.

Salsa Fresca

4 medium very ripe tomatoes
1/2 small red onion, minced
1 to 2 fresh jalapeño peppers
2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves, chopped or 2 tsp. dried cilantro
if fresh is unavailable
1 Tbsp. lime or lemon juice
1 Tbsp. good olive oil
salt to taste

Wash and stem the tomatoes.  You may seed them, and even peel if you wish; however be aware that the seeds and skins have many nutrients.  Chop into small dice. Place in a colander over a bowl to drain.

Mince the onion finely.  Seed and mince the jalapeño; you may use seeds also if you like it really, really hot!  Finely chop the cilantro leaves. Add drained tomatoes; discard the juice.  Add lime juice and oil, and salt lightly to taste.  Be aware that chips and other foods are often salted, so do not over-salt.

Great served with a dish of low-fat sour cream to cool the taste buds if needed.

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