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Taste the Cancer-Fighting Power of the Rainbow

Eating a colorful diet doesn’t just make for beautiful meals—it’s a good way to make sure you’re getting a variety of vitamins and nutrients that can help prevent cancer, as well as other health concerns.  The deeper the color, the greater concentration of nutrients and antioxidants.

Although a colorful diet won’t guarantee that you’ll avoid a cancer diagnosis, it is an important tool in your fight to help prevent it.  So for dinner tonight, try this nutritious, delicious and super colorful salsa with grilled chicken or fish.

Rainbow Salsa

(Adapted from Gimme Some Oven)


3 roma tomatoes, cored and diced
1-2 jalapeno peppers, stems removed, seeded and diced (add more/less to taste)
1 large red bell pepper, cored and diced
1 large orange bell pepper, cored and diced
1 large yellow bell pepper, cored and diced
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, loosely-packed
2/3 cup chopped red onion (about half of a small red onion)
2 Tbsp freshly-squeezed lime juice (about 1 large lime)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt


1. Combine the tomatoes, jalapeno, bell peppers, black beans, corn, cilantro and red onion in a large bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime juice, garlic powder, cumin and salt until combined.  Add the juice to the bowl of salsa.  Then toss everything until combined.

Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours.