While this is called a salsa, don’t think of it as something you’d dip a chip into. This is a chunky tomato salad of sorts that you can serve with grilled chicken or fish. I found this particular recipe on the Weight Watchers web site, but if you Google Cherry Tomato Salsa you’ll find numerous renditions.
The basic idea: you halve cherry or grape tomatoes, add some lime juice, chopped jalapeño pepper, onion and a fresh herb. I’ve made this salsa several times, once with cilantro and sliced scallions, and the second time with basil and chopped red onion. They were similar in taste, but one was slightly more Spanish and the other more Italian.
Both were equally delicious. And here’s the best part: this salsa delivers a necessary spicy punch to otherwise bland chicken and fish. And with very little effort to boot!
Here’s the Weight Watcher recipe, which uses no olive oil and thus is Zero Points per serving!
2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (quartered if the cherry tomatoes are large)
4 medium scallions, thinly sliced*
1 Tbsp. jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped*
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt
In a medium bowl combine all ingredients and allow to stand for about 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
*For an Italian variation, use chopped red onion and thinly sliced basil instead of scallions and cilantro.
Serves 6 (each serving about 1/2 cup)
WW Points per serving: 0