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Crunchy Immune Boosting Chopped Salsa.
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This salsa is high in the antioxidant beta carotene, which is helpful for warding off illness and supporting healthy tissues. Jicama provides gentle, digestible fibre and onion supports the immune system. Chili powder is a thermogenic spice that revs up metabolism and helps your body detoxify. Cilantro is high in chlorophyll, great for your blood and it naturally detoxifies heavy metals from your body. Lime is alkalizing and stimulates digestion and sea salt contains many necessary trace minerals that the body needs for daily function.
- 2 medium sized carrots
- ½ jicama root
- 3 ripe tomatoes, red or yellow
- ½ red onion
- juice of 1 lime
- ½ cup cilantro
- ¼ tsp. arbol or other smoky chili powder
- sea salt to taste
Dice the carrots, jicama, onions and tomatoes into 1 cm square cubes. Place in medium sized bowl. Finely chop cilantro and combine with vegetables. Slice lime in half and squeeze over salsa. Sprinkle in salt and chili powder and combine well, adjusting seasonings as needed.
Barb Thomas is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Whole Food Culinary Instructor and IMPACT’s Kitchen Skills chef.