It is Salsa Time!

Photo by baibaz/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by baibaz/iStock / Getty Images

Time to Salsa

Lots of fresh, local veggies are back in the Farmers' Markets and road side stands! Eating a wide variety of healthy, raw foods just got a little easier. 

Eating a diet rich in vegetables is part of any healthy lifestyle but including raw foods is especially beneficial when it comes to certain choices. When you eat raw vegetables, you do not lose any of the natural enzymes in the vegetable. A vegetable's enzymes help us digest that food and is said to also help repair DNA, have anti-inflammatory effects and support our immune system. Cooking destroys some of those enzymes so being mindful to eat a healthy amount of raw veggies can be a great idea.

This salsa is a favorite. It is full of raw veggies, loaded with vitamins, minerals and tons of phytonutrients. This recipe makes enough to bring to a party or serve to the family with a chance of leftovers. (But not if I am coming.)

 I hope you enjoy! 

 

Ingredients:

5 large tomatoes

1 medium onion

1 green pepper

1 jalapeño (or less for a milder salsa) 

1/2 cucumber

2 fistfuls of cilantro

juice from 2 limes

1 teaspoon cumin

salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

1. Dice all the vegetables and put into a large bowl.

2. Add lime juice, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix together.

3. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours. 

4. Serve and enjoy!

P.S. If you love salsa but but not spicy, you can leave the jalapeño out completely. Still a super yummy dish! 

I hope you enjoy this simple and healthy recipe. Thank you so much for reading!