If you’re on facebook, you’ve most likely read about it today….but don’t worry if you missed it, you’ll read about it tomorrow too…We are in the thick of the cold and flu season and it seems like EVERYONE is getting sick! It’s time to start “eating” your vitamin C…not “taking” it. By eating raw fruits and vegetables, you’re going to get that army of phytonutrients working much faster than what a vitamin C tablet will ever do! So……I’ve got a salsa that is going to knock your socks off…and it has NOTHING to do with spice and EVERYTHING to do with taste and nutrition!
My sister-in-law, Crystal flew out to visit us after she finished up one of her many deployments. Crystal LOVES grapefruit! It’s something we do together…we eat it like it’s our hobby – especially since we seem to be the rare breed who likes to add salt to our grapefruit rather than sugar. So when I saw this recipe, I knew it would be something we could do in the kitch together :)
Get your grocery list ready because these ingredients aim to please…and boost the vitamin C levels in the bod! Notice the bold ingredients….they are the ones high in Vitamin C :)
1 Sweet, red large grapefruit
1 medium naval orange
1/2 cup purple onion, chopped fine
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and deveined, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, passed through a garlic press
Juice of one fresh lime
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Using a sharp knife, pare the grapefruit and orange. Hold the fruit over a glass bowl to catch any dripping juices. Remove skin, pith, and tougher membranes. Place the fruit in a glass serving bowl, along with the juices. Squeeze any remaining juice out of the remnants. Add remaining ingredients and toss to distribute.
Refrigerate if not using right away. Otherwise, serve cold or at room temperature.
* You can also substitute a mango for the grapefruit and make mango salsa :)
If you’re a carnivore, you can add the salsa to fish/poultry (Crystal told me that). We started with the chip and quickly ditched it for a spoon…so I guess you can say this could also be called “grapefruit gazpacho”!
The book I snagged the recipe from is called “The Eat Clean Diet Cookbook“, by Tosca Reno. It’s not vegan so if you’re not interested in making the switch, but are interested in eating “cleaner”, this might be the way to go!
So……How do you like your grapefruit?