Tricolor Pepper Salsa with Cherry Tomatoes

MAKES ABOUT 1 1/4 CUPS • PREP TIME: 10 minutes • COOK TIME: not applicable

Sometimes food needs a little love, a little bling to provide some zing to what might otherwise be a bland taste. That’s where this salsa provides both some eye candy and a bright, fresh, crunchy taste.

This is a summer shot of goodness, bringing together onions, cherry tomatoes, yellow and red bell peppers, basil, olive oil, and lemon zest. It goes great with halibut or grilled chicken or meat, and it’s also a super dipping salsa.

1/4 cup finely diced red onion
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons finely diced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons finely diced yellow bell pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or mint
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Reprinted with permission from The Healthy Mind Cookbook Copyright © 2015 by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Ten Speed Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA.