Combination Foods to Increase Iron Absorption
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Homemade Salsa

This homemade salsa is made with fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro, and is rich in Vitamin C. Combining this recipe with bean burritos (or other meat burritos or tacos) will increase the iron in the foods served with (beans, tortillas, chicken).
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy, healthy
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 3kcal
Author: Deborah Hanyon, MPH, RDN, ACE-CHC

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Roma Tomatoes about 2 large, diced
  • 1/4 cup Onions diced
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 whole Jalapeno or Anaheim Jalapeno (Medium Heat); Anaheim (Mild Heat)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt To taste

Instructions

  • Chop all vegetables to desired size (remove seeds from pepper)
     2) Add lemon juice and salt
     3) Mix all ingredients together
    4) Chill 2 hours and Serve
    Foods That Increase Iron Absorption

Nutrition

Serving: 1Tbsp | Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1.4% | Vitamin C: 2.6%