Basic Salsa

Basic Salsa

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  • 1
    garlic clove, whole
  • 1 lb
    plum tomatoes, cored and diced
  • 1/2
    red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    coriander, fresh and minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    coriander, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 1/4 Tbsp

How to Make Basic Salsa


  1. Drop the garlic into a small saucepan of boiling water. Let boil, uncovered, over moderate heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain well, then mince. Place the minced garlic in a medium sized bowl and mix in the tomatoes, onion, coriander, lime juice and salt.
  3. Cover with plastic food wrap and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a 1 quart preserving jar.

    Keeps in the refrigerator for 10 days.
  5. VARIATION: 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, fresh, minced may be used in place of coriander, fresh, minced.

    Increase the garlic to 2 cloves, the lime juice to 1 1/2 tablespoons, and add 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper sauce. Proceed as directed.

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About Basic Salsa

Course/Dish: Salsas
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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