Pico de Gallo
Yields 2 cups
I like to prepare this condiment in different ways: chunky when scattering over my Mexican Lettuce Wraps, and smooth as a dip for my Flaxseed Tortillas. In addition to all of the age-defying and healthy benefits of tomatoes, the indoles (sulfur compounds) in onions help neutralize carcinogens. Cilantro is a good source of vitamin K, which helps keep your bones strong.
BENEFITS Tomatoes contain lycopene, which lowers cancer risk and aids cognitive function. The indoles (sulfur compounds) in onions help neutralize carcinogens. Cilantro is a good source of vitamin K, which helps keep your bones strong.
2 cups diced Roma tomatoes
¼ cup minced red onion
½ cup chopped cilantro
¼ cup fresh lemon or lime juice
1 Tbs. minced jalapeno, seedless
Salt or salt substitute and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Fold all the ingredients in a bowl. Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes so the flavors can marry.
Chef’s Note: For a chunky salsa, simply toss the ingredients together. For a dipping sauce or salsa that you can drizzle, blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds.
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.