The consumption of hot peppers containing capsaicin augment energy expenditure and enhance fat oxidation.
4 large tomatoes, chopped
½ red onion, chopped
1 seeded jalapeño, chopped (leave in the seeds if you
like it hot)
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
½ cup chopped cilantro
1 finely chopped carrot
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
8 ounces baked tortilla chips
Serves 4. Per serving (1⁄2 cup salsa + 2 ounces chips): 270 calories, 2 g fat (0 g saturated), 7 g protein, 55 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber, 304 mg sodium.
1. Mix the first nine ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Serve with tortilla chips.