Try this fresh-tasting, crunchy salsa-style salad with fajitas or grilled chicken or pork. You’ll be surprised at how such a little bit of cheese adds such a big flavor change.
Tomatillo and Chile Pepper Salsa Salad - Delicious Decisions
Calories48 Per Serving
Protein4g Per Serving
Fiber1g Per Serving
|Total Fat||2.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.0 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||4 g|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g|
1 cup finely chopped, peeled cucumber
3 oz. tomatillos (finely chopped)
1 1/2 oz. reduced-fat Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4 cubes
1 medium Anaheim pepper (seeded, ribs discarded, finely chopped)
1/4 cup snipped, fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp. finely chopped green onions (green and white parts)
3 to 4 tsp. fresh lime juice
1/8 tsp. salt
In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. Let stand for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
Tip: Serving size 1/2 cup
Tip: Rich in vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C, tomatillos resemble small green tomatoes with thin, parchment-like coverings. They have a green tomato/lemon-herb-apple taste. When selecting tomatillos, choose firm ones and pull back the papery skin to make sure there are no blemishes or bruises. Tomatillos are available in the produce section of major supermarkets and in Hispanic markets.
This recipe is reprinted with permission from the American Heart Association Low-Calorie Cookbook, Copyright © 2003 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.