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Artichoke Salsa

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 20
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat:0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 1 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 95 mg

I combined two stars in this recipe: salsa, a food that everyone loves, and artichoke hearts, one of the highest-fiber veggies out there. Not only are chokes one of the easiest ways to increase your fiber intake, but they’re also considered a prebiotic. Prebiotics feed probiotics, which then help to create a gut filled with good bacteria. (Studies suggest a healthy gut promotes better digestion and can aid with weight management.)

Another bonus: They’re easy to prepare. Whole artichokes—which are just as terrific, by the way—are a bit fussy. The hearts, on the other hand, come frozen and canned (either works in this dish) and are a breeze to use in recipes. While this serves as a flavorful salsa for dipping, I also use it to top chicken and fish recipes to enhance the flavor and elevate the presentation.

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This recipe makes 4 cups
Ingredients:
  • • 1 can (14 ounces) quartered artichoke hearts, drained, patted dry, and chopped into small pieces
  • • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • • ½ to 1 red onion, finely diced
  • • ½ to 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • • ¼ to ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • • 1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • • ½ cup minced fresh basil
  • • ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro (optional)
  • • Salt and black pepper
Preparation:

In a large bowl, combine the artichoke hearts, tomato, onion, bell pepper, garlic powder, lime juice, basil, and cilantro, if using, and season with salt and black pepper to taste.

A serving is ½ cup

If you’re a fan of artichokes, then you’ll love these simple Roasted Artichoke Hearts and this tasty Roasted Broccoli-Artichoke Dip.