• 2 cans of clams, strained
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and diced small
  • 2 medium size tomatoes, diced small
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
  • 1 small cucumber, diced small
  • ½ cup of key lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce – Tapatio or Valentina (optional)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Slices of avocado to garnish (optional)


  1. Chop the different ingredients and add them to a bowl.
  2. Add the ketchup, hot sauce, key lime juice and salt.
  3. Mix all the ingredients and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips or tostadas. Garnish with avocado if desired.

Makes: 4 servings Total Time: 40 minutes

About the Chef

Chef’s Name: Karina Gonzalesrecipe02

Family Members: Husband – Carlos; Son – Gael (10); Daughters – Ezrah (8) and Imani (3)

Community of Residence: 92064

Hobbies/ Interests: Painting, cooking

Favorite Local Activity: My favorite local activity would have to be taking evening walks at Old Poway Park and hiking to Potato Chip Rock.

About the Recipe: I chose this recipe because it’s a light fresh meal with few calories. The flavor is phenomenal, and my family and I really enjoy this. We love eating this meal on warm days.

About the Chef: I am happily married and a mother to three gorgeous kids. I own an events company by the name of Fairytale Delight Events. I work from home and I get to spend quality time with my family. I love my life and wouldn’t trade it for the world.