After-Hours Care Appointments

Chunky Tomato-Fruit Gazpacho

Nutrition Fact: April is National Tomato Month! Celebrate with this refreshing, low-calorie treat loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Tomatoes are an excellent source of the antioxidant lycopene, which gives them their bright red color.  Research has associated lycopene with a lower risk of some cancers such as prostate cancer, a lower risk of strokes caused from blood clots, and an increased bone health.

Prep: 15 minutes

Makes: 7 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

2 cups finely chopped tomato

2 cups finely diced honeydew melon

2 cups finely diced cantaloupe

1 cup finely diced mango

1 cup finely diced seeded peeled cucumber

1 cup finely diced nectarines

1 cup fresh orange juice

1/2 cup finely chopped Vidalia onion

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Crumbled feta cheese (optional)

Directions:

Combine first 14 ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Sprinkle cheese on top just before serving, if desired.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 95cal, Fat: 0.5g, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 2.8 g, Sodium: 189 mg

Adapted from: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chunky-tomato-fruit-gazpacho-1

Categories: Education,  Healthy Living
Translate »