- 1/4 of a small watermelon, chopped
- 1 1/2 mangos, chopped
- 1/2 poblano pepper, de-seeded and chopped
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1/3 of a cilantro bunch, chopped
- Juice of 2 limes
- Whole wheat chips
- Optional: chopped jalapeño
- Chop all ingredients and mix well in a bowl
- Top with fresh lime juice
- Use whole wheat chips for dipping and enjoy!
- This colorful salsa is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C from the mangos, watermelon, and poblano pepper.
- These vitamins are antioxidants and help protect and fight against infection.
- Vitamin A is also good for preserving vision, maintaining healthy skin and bones, and regular cell growth.
- Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen, which is a tissue that connects muscle to bone, and increases iron and folate absorption.
- Poblano peppers are also a good source of vitamin B6. This vitamin is involved in over 100 metabolic reactions within the body, including energy production.
Southwestern Black-eyed Pea and Corn Salad
Serves 10, 3/4 cup per serving
- 1 medium bell pepper
- 1 small red onion
- 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans black-eyed peas
- 1 (15 1/4 ounce) can corn kernels, no salt added
- 3 Tablespoons canola oil
- 2 Tablespoons vinegar
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (Optional)
- Rinse and dice bell pepper, removing core and seeds. Peel, rinse, and dice onion.
- If using, rinse and chop cilantro leaves.
- In a colander, drain and rinse black-eyed peas and corn
- In a large bowl, add pepper, onion, peas, corn, cilantro if using, and remaining ingredients. Mix well.