The tomatoes are going crazy in the garden and I am trying to find healthy, easy recipes to use them in. The only problem is, the tomatoes are beating me up! I create a recipe with tomatoes and my garden grows 10 more. I can’t keep up! Needless to say I have been eating a lot of tomato basil salads with balsamic glaze. That is my go-to snack and lunch. I think I eat more tomatoes in a day then the average person. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Tomatoes are healthy, low-calorie, non-fat and in the garden, they taste amazing. I like to call it the pick and pop. You know, pick a tomato and pop in my mouth. Ok, that is only with cherry and grape tomatoes. So today I have another tomato recipe for you and that is simply Pico de Gallo.
My Pico de Gallo is made with tomatoes, jalapeno, garlic, onion and a fresh lime. It’s light, refreshing and only 19 calories for a 1/2 a cup. Not to bad. Completely guilt-free! You can add cilantro to it, but I skipped it, since I am not a fan of cilantro.
So what do you use with Pico de Gallo you wonder? Of course for dipping tortilla chips in, but it’s also great on the following:
Topping on grilled chicken
Topped on a baked potato
Topped on a crostini
Topping on a burger or black bean patty
Topped on hot dogs
Topping on a plain salad
The possibilities are endless. But it’s also good eaten with a spoon.
- Serves: 4 cups
- Serving size: ½ cup
- Calories: 19
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 4.3
- Sugar: 1
- Sodium: 6.5
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: .07
- Cholesterol: 0
- 3 large tomatoes (3 cups), seeded, diced small
- ½ cup onion, diced small
- 1 clove garlic, minced or chopped small
- 1 jalapeno, seeded, diced small
- 1 lime juice, juice
- salt & pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a bowl, mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper is desired.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serving Size: 4 cups - 8½ cup servings
I need more tomato recipes. If you follow my on Instagram, you will see how many tomatoes I keep picking.
Have a fabulous day!