Healthy Recipe of the Month: Winterfest Salsa w/ Whole Wheat Pita Chips

We found this recipe around the time of the Superbowl when everyone, and their foodie-related websites, were trumpeting their bowl-related (pun intended) salsas, dips, and other fat-inducing treats couch potatoes could snack on during the big game.

Obviously we wanted to give you something healthier for the rest of the Winter season, and so here it is; the renamed Winterfest Salsa. A nice treat for night with a crackling fire inside (or just some lower wattage on those living room lights), a brisk wind kept outside, and your favorite person, or if in a real festive mood, a crowd of your friends with you.

Winterfest Salsa
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/8th recipe, 87 grams or ~ 1/3 cup)

    ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    Juice from one lime
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    1 pound ripe plum tomatoes, cored and chopped
    ½ medium sized Vidalia onion, diced
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, chopped
    1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped

Mix lemon juice, lime juice, and salt together in a mixing bowl until salt dissolves. Add tomatoes to juice and stir. Add in onions, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro. Mix well and chill until serving time.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (~ 1/3 cup):
Food Weight: 0, Calories: 22, Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 76 mg, Carbohydrate: 5 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 2 g, Protein: 1 g

Whole Wheat Pita Crisps
Yield: 1 serving (serving size: 1 whole pita cut into 4 wedges)

    1 large 100 percent whole wheat pita bread cut into wedges
    Dash paprika

Cut pita into 4 wedges. Place pita on baking sheet and sprinkle with paprika. Toast in toaster oven or conventional oven until crisp. Repeat as often as necessary, or until guests are sated.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 pita):
Food weight: 1.0 Calories: 120 , Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 240 mg, Carbohydrate: 25 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 0 g, Protein: 4 g

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