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Bell Pepper Salsa

It might be winter time for most of us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t heat things up with a simple and nutritious bell pepper salsa.

This salsa leaves out the traditional tomato and instead focuses on bell peppers. Bell peppers are an incredible source of vitamin C, with one pepper providing 159% of your recommended daily amount (that’s more than an orange!). Interestingly, a 2008 study published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases demonstrated that a diet high in vitamin C (specifically bell peppers and broccoli) was related to decreased prostate cancer risk.

Bell peppers are also high in vitamin A, folate, vitamin K, and potassium. Red peppers tend to be higher in nutrient value, but there’s nothing wrong with working the whole rainbow into your bell pepper salsa.

This salsa can be made quickly and enjoyed on just about everything. It tastes great on eggs or chicken and can also dress up any snack food (try it with baked sweet potato fries). We suggest keeping a batch of this bell pepper salsa on hand all the time.

Bell Pepper Salsa 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/2 large red onion, diced
  • 1-3 jalapenos, minced (amount based on your preference)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Toss until thoroughly combined.
  3. If you can, let the salsa sit for a bit before eating so the flavors blend.
  4. Serve with just about any dipping veggie or on top of your favorite protein.

Note: where your food comes from matters. Whenever possible, choose organic ingredients and purchase responsibly raised animal products (i.e. grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, hormone-free dairy, etc.)

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