Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook: Healthy Recipes to Enjoy Favorite Foods After Weight-Loss Surgery

Fresh Salsa

MAKES 2 CUPS / PREP: 15 MINUTES / TOTAL: 15 MINUTES

Salsa is a condiment where you can’t go wrong. Loaded with vegetables and seasonings, it’s almost always a good choice. The problem is what we use to dip in the salsa! Mix up a batch of this fresh salsa and use it more as a condiment and less as a dip for chips. The flavors from the fresh seasonings surpass any jarred version on store shelves. Serve over eggs, dollop on a Naked Burrito Salad (here), or use to garnish grilled chicken or fish.

3 medium tomatoes, diced

⅓ cup chopped green bell pepper

¼ cup chopped onion

¼ cup chopped scallions

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon minced jalapeño pepper

1 teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

¼ cup fresh chopped fresh cilantro

In a medium bowl, mix together the tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, scallions, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, jalapeño, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper, and cilantro. Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Per Serving (¼ cup): Calories: 16 Total fat: 0g Sodium: 76mg Total carbs: 3g Sugar: 2g Fiber: 1g Protein: 1g

Post-Op Servings

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