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Welcome to Recipe of the Week, a feature of the Bergen County Department of Health Service. Each week a new healthy recipe is introduced.  Preparation for most is quick and easy enough for a weekday dinner!  Healthy eating can be fun and delicious!

Be sure to visit the archives of features from previous weeks

August 19th- Grilled Tomato and Stonefruit Salsa

Pick up some fresh vegetables from the local farmers market or supermarket to make this quick and easy salsa. 

Ingredients: 
Salsa
  • 1 ½- teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 4- peaches, peeled, halved, and pitted or 4 nectarines, halved and pitted
  • ½- medium onion, peeled
  • 2-fresh serrano peppers, stemmed and seeded, if desired*
  • 2- fresh Fresno peppers, stemmed and seeded, if desired*
  • 8- roma tomatoes
  • 2- oranges
  • 3-tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½- teaspoon kosher salt

Directions: 

1. Toast coriander seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Grind in a mortar and pestle or a clean coffee or spice grinder; set aside.

2. For a charcoal or gas grill, grill the peaches, onion, serrano and Fresno peppers, and 4 of the roma tomatoes on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until they have grill marks, turning occasionally. Remove and cool. Chop and place in a medium bowl.
3.
Halve the remaining 4 tomatoes. Coarsely shred the tomatoes using a box grater; discard tomato skin. Add tomato to mixture in bowl.

4. Finely shred 1 1/2 teaspoons peel from the oranges. Juice the oranges (1/3 cup). Add orange juice, orange peel, lime juice, coriander, and salt to mixture in bowl; toss to combine. Season with additional salt, if desired.


Nutrition Facts

Servings: 5 
Per serving:
Calories: 25
Fat: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 6 g
Protein: 1 g
Fiber:  1 g
Sodium:52 mg


Adapted from Bhg.com