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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health."-Hippocrates, Greek physician

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Salsa has almost nothing in it except for healthy anti-oxidants. Eat all you want.

Tomatillos

These lovely fruits are in the same family as tomatoes and are often called Mexican Green Tomatoes or Tomatoes Verde. They are widely available in most markets and, while tomatillos look like small green tomatoes covered with a papery husk, that is where the resemblance ends.

The skin of the tomatillo is tougher and the meat of the fruit is coarse to mealy (of course a lot of the tomatoes on the market now are coarse and mealy). The flavor is acidic and has a wonderful tartness that adds character to salsas, guacamole, moles and sauces.

4 ounces tomatillos = 36 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 1g protein, 6g carbohydrates, 1mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


 

Tomatillo Salsa



Servings = 8 | Serving size =2 tablespoons

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This keeps well for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

8 ounces tomatillos (chopped fine)
1 medium tomato (chopped fine)
1 small shallot (minced)
1/4 cup red bell pepper (diced)
1/4 cup green bell pepper (diced)
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 medium jalapeno pepper (minced)
1 tsp honey
1/8 tsp salt
1 lime (juiced)

Blend all ingredients and let stand for at least 4 hours. Overnight is best.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 tablespoons

Servings = 8

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 21 Calories from Fat 3
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 1%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 3g  
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 5 mcg Potassium 158 mg
Magnesium 10 mg