What summer BBQ would be complete without some salsa? But why get store bought salsa that can be filled with sugars and sodium in order to preserve freshness, when you can easily chop up a few ingredients & make your own fresh salsa (or Pico De Gallo)?! In fact, fresh tomatoes have lycopene, which is an antioxidant and actually works as a sunscreen from within which makes it the perfect food to consume in the summer! It is recommended to have at least 16 milligrams of lycopene per day as they reduce the number of free radicals in the body and help to retain the moisture in the skin and reduce redness.
So get your cutting board ready and check out this recipe for Fresh Pico De Gallo…
7-8 firm Roma tomatoes, diced
½ medium white (or yellow) onion, finely diced
1-2 jalapenos (remove the seeds if you want to tame the spice), finely diced
Large fist-full of cilantro, chopped
Juice of 2 limes
1 tsp Salt
Black Pepper to taste
Mix together and allow to sit (the longer it sits, the better the flavors meld together). Serve with tortilla chips, or as a topping on tacos or fajitas.