The Queen’s Kitchen


Cilantro Salad September 4, 2005

Filed under: Side Dish/Salad — Carrie @ 2:08 pm

I started making this when I was on a low carb diet and couldn’t have chips and salsa. It gives the salsa flavor, but is chunky enough to not need chips.

About 2 servings

2 roma tomatoes (I cut them down the middle, then cut little semi-circle slices. You can use other types of tomatoes, but romas are just less watery)
1/4 red onion, chopped ( really wouldn’t use any other kind since the reds are sweet)
1/2 bell pepper, seeded and chopped coarsely (don’t use green; orange, red, or yellow are all fine)
1 tablespoon lime juice (fresh or from one of those squeezy things–I never measure, just give a good long squeeze)
a handful of chopped cilantro aka coriander
a dash of salt
a dash of pepper
a finely chopped jalapeno (seeded) for an extra kick if you want.

This is really simple to make. Just put all the vegetables in a bowl, squirt the lime juice over them, throw in the salt and pepper, then toss with two forks. I let it sit in the fridge for about a half hour so all the flavors combine.