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Fresh Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Fresh herbs add flavor—so you can use less salt.

Recipe Source: Delicious Heart Healthy Latino Recipes


6 tomatoes, preferably Roma (or 3 large tomatoes), diced

½ medium onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, finely minced

2 serrano or Jalapeno peppers, finely chopped

3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Juice of 1 lime

⅛ tsp oregano, finely crushed

⅛ tsp salt

⅛ tsp ground black pepper

½ avocado (black skin), diced

calories 42
Total fat 2 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 44 mg
Total fiber 2 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrates 7 g
Potassium 337 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Combine all of the ingredients in a glass or stainless steel bowl.

  • 2
    Serve immediately, or refrigerate and serve within 4 or 5 hours.

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