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Friday, July 1, 2011

Recipe: Tomato Salsa

Tomatoes- the vegetable-turned-fruit that comes in over 7000 different varieties can help prevent certain types of cancers, according to the latest news provided by AARP The Magazine.  Simply incorporating three or more servings a week can even reduce risks for heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.

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Here's a great recipe to get you started toward a healthier you! Just in time for the July 4th celebrations!

Yield: About 2.5 cups

            2 cups seeded, chopped tomatoes (red, yellow, and orange)
            ¼ cup diced red onions
            ½ teaspoon minced garlic
            ¾ teaspoon freshly ground cumin, roasted
            2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
            1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
            1 banana pepper, stemmed and diced
            ¼ cup diced green mango (optional)
            Salt and pepper
            ½ cup minced cilantro leaves (for garnish)

Combine the first seven ingredients and the mango if using. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate. Just before serving, garnish with the cilantro.

Recipe provided by AARP The Magazine.
Reprinted with permission.


The mango in it sounds like it would give it a tasty little twist!

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