2 large tomatoes, chunked
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup cilantro, diced
1/2 cup cucumber, coarsely chopped
1/2 onion, diced
1/4 cup sliced olives
Combine all ingredients.
Allow to marinate at least one hour to develop flavor. Serve chilled.
Recipe makes 6 servings.
Serving size: 1/6th recipe
Calories: 25; Total Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 37mg; Carbohydrates: 4g
- Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A.
- Cilantro offers many health-protective benefits. Two separate studies traced cilantro's antimicrobial properties to specific plant compounds and its essential oil. Among a number of compounds that scientists isolated from cilantro, dodecenal shows particularly effective bactericidal activity against Salmonella, a common cause of food borne illness.
- Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and potassium.
- The juice of the olive, otherwise known as olive oil, is a delicious source of powerful antioxidants
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