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Yield: 8 servings
Fresh herbs add flavor--so you can use less salt.


6 tomatoes, preferably Roma (or 3 large tomatoes)
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 serrano or jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
juice of 1 lime
1/8 teaspoon oregano, finely crushed
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 avocado, diced (black skin)


1. Combine all of the ingredients in a glass bowl.

2. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve within 4 or 5 hours.

    Serving size:  1/2 cup - Each serving provides:
    Calories:  42
    Total fat: 2 g
    Saturated fat: Less than 1 g
    Cholesterol: 0 mg
    Sodium:  44 mg
    Calcium: 12 mg
    Iron:  1 mg

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National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Office of Research on Minority Health
Special Thanks To: The Community Alliance Working for Heart Health for sharing their families' favorite recipes and to the General Clinical Research Center in the Irving Center for Clinical Research, Columbia University, New York, for testing the recipes.

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