As you are enjoying fresh salsa at your local Mexican restaurant, you may not be aware of the powerful boost you are giving your health. Cilantro, common in salsa or as a dipping sauce for shrimp, is a chelator or something that pulls toxins and heavy metals from your body. The air you breath, water you drink, cell phone use to talk and text, and detergent you use to wash your clothes, expose your body to toxins. Cilantro will chelate or remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury from your body. So next time you say “pass the salsa,” you are doing yourself a huge health benefit!1 pint cherry tomatoes 2 large tomatoes 1 green jalapeño pepper 1 red chili pepper 1 bunch cilantro 3 green onions 6-8 cloves garlic, crushed juice of 2 limes 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon chili powder fresh ground black pepper
- Wash and dry all vegetables.
- Cut the large tomatoes into small cubes. Dice the spicy peppers. Roast with a sprinkle of salt at 350 for 10 minutes. Completely cool.
- Finely chop the cilantro, green onions, and cherry tomatoes.
- Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Enjoy the chunky salsa with eggs, steak, or as a fresh topping!
If you desire a smoother salsa, combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. I personally like chunkier salsa and don’t own a blender yet :)
Check out these parmesan crisps to dip into the fresh salsa.