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Cantaloupe Salsa

When the warmer weather creeps in, I instinctively crave melon. I purchased two cantaloupes the other day and decided to incorporate one half into my traditional salsa recipe. The melon really compliments the citrus and spice and added a rounded, fresh undertone. Melon also has a brightness without being too sweet, which is a problem I sometimes have with mango salsas. Try this on top of some grilled fish tacos, or simply with your favorite tortilla chip!

*This is part of my Bourne living series, which promotes healthy ways to eat while pregnant!*

salsa-ingredients

Ingredients:

1 small cantaloupe melon

4 plum tomatoes

1/2 cup cilantro

Juice of 1-2 limes + a little zest

A couple dashes of hot sauce (I use Cholula)

1 small yellow onion

2 cloves garlic, grated

Method:

  1.  Finely dice all ingredients and combine with hot sauce and lime juice. Serve chilled.

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Health Benefits:

Cantaloupe: Great source of Vitamin A and C.

Tomatoes: Rich in antioxidants and Vitamin A and C.

Garlic: Many medicinal properties, high in vitamins, and known to fight cold and flu symptoms.

Citrus: Great for women’s health – high in calcium and folate, which are great for child-bearing women and post-menopausal women.


Satisfy your senses,
Amanda (follow me on Twitter!)


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