Curb common pregnancy cravings with this simple salsa recipe, and boost essential nutrients for mom- and baby-to-be. The combination of strawberries, mango, lime, jalapenos and red onions satisfies sweet, tart, tangy and spicy cravings. The salsa packs plenty of antioxidant vitamin C to support a healthy immune system and promote heart health. And mangos contain carotenoids, like lutein, which are necessary for healthy cell growth and are beneficial for eye health and development. Enjoy this colorful salsa as a snack with tortilla chips or as an accompaniment to fish, chicken, pork or beef.
Makes 9 servings (1/2 cup each)
1 pound strawberries, hulled and diced (roughly 3 heaping cups, diced)
1 large mango, peeled, pitted and diced (roughly 1 2/3 cups, diced)
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and very finely diced
Zest from 1 lime
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2-3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1. In a large bowl, gently toss strawberries, mango, red onion and jalapeno pepper.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, salt and garlic powder.
3. Pour over berry mixture and toss lightly to blend.
4. Serve immediately or refrigerate in a tightly covered container.
Nutrition information (per serving)
0 g fat (0 g saturated)
37 mg cholesterol
10 g carbohydrates
0 g protein
112 mg sodium
140 mg potassium
13 mg calcium
0.3 mg iron
19 mcg folate
0 IU vitamin D
296 IU vitamin A
39 mg vitamin C
2 g fiber