You say “To-ma-toe”, I say “To-ma-to! Healthy Salsa Recipes

You say "To-ma-toe", I say "To-ma-to!  Healthy Salsa Recipes
This time of year, you probably have an overflowing abundance of fresh garden tomatoes.  One medium tomato only has 22 calories, 0 grams of fat and provides 40% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, along with so many other healthy benefits!  What better way to use them, than to make your own homemade salsa! Salsa adds a wonderful, healthy taste to many dishes, and you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor with these fast, easy, delicious (and nutritious!) homemade salsa recipes!

Easy Tomato Salsa

 Ingredients:

  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons cilantro
  • salt and pepper (garlic powder is optional)

Directions:

  1. Wash and dice tomatoes, peel and cut onion, peel and mince garlic or do what I do and use the already minced garlic (1 tsp.)!
  2. In a small bowl combine garlic, onion and tomatoes with cilantro, salt, and pepper (or garlic pepper salt). Stir with a spoon and mash a little, this will make it juicy, and as it sits it’ll get juicer.
  3. Add to entrees for flavor/side dip

Healthy Fresh Mango Tomato Salsa with Grilled Halibut

salsa recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh Halibut (whole or filets)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 mango, cut off pit and diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 shallots, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

1. Combine mango, tomato, garlic, green onion and basil, and lightly muddle together. You don’t have to mash the ingredients, but you do want to press them gently as they release flavor.

2. In a small bowl, mix together lime juice, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil, then pour over your mango and tomato mixture. Toss well, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

3. Prepare your fish by drizzling both sides with olive oil and seasoning with salt and pepper.

4. Heat up your grill to high, then turn down to medium-high.

5. Drizzle shallots with olive oil and salt and grill until lightly browned. Remove from heat.

6. Grill halibut, skin side dow, for 5 minutes. Flip over and grill for another 5 minutes.  Or you can heat oven to 400 degrees and cook for 8 – 10 minutes.  Fish is done when thickest part is no longer translucent.

7. Remove fish from heat and serve over shallots and cucumber.  Top with mango tomatoe salsa.


We, here at Get Fit Now Fitness Studio care about you and want you to succeed with your weightloss goals and become the stongest and healthiest you’ve ever been.  Here are some great ideas to fuel you up with proper nutrition before your workouts.  Each one is under 200 calories, with 75% carbs, and 25% protein to help you achieve the energy level needed to get the best workout results possible!

  • 1/2 cup grapes and 1 stick low-fat string cheese
  • 1 slice whole wheat toast with 2 scrambled egg whites
  • 1 banana with 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • Greek parfait: 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, vanilla flavored, 1/4 cup assorted fruit, 1/4 cup Special K

 

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