Diabetic Cooking

Quick Homemade Tomato Salsa

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Chilling time: (optional) 1 hour.


  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1 fresh jalapeño, seeded and cut into chunks (more or less to taste)
  • 1 small onion, cut into chunks
  • Half a 4 1/2-ounce can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon (or 1 clove) minced garlic
  • Juice of half a small lime


In a food processor, combine diced tomatoes and green chilies with jalapeño and onion. Process until desired texture is reached. Transfer to a bowl and stir in green chilies, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice. Refrigerating for at least one hour will allow flavors to blend.

Yield: 2 cups.

Serving size: 1/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 14 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: <1 g, Fat: <1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 174 mg, Fiber: 1

Exchanges per serving: Free.

Tami Ross is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.