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Title: Basic Salsa
Categories: Dip Condiment
Yield: 2 Servings

1 Whole clove garlic
1lbRipe plum tomatoes, cored and finely diced but not peeled
1/2smRed onion, finely chopped
1/4cMinced fresh coriander OR
1/4cMinced flat leaf parsley, plus 1/2 tsp ground coriander
1tbLime juice

Keep this savory sauce on hand as a dip for taco chips, a topping for scrambled eggs, or an accompaniment for Tex Mex dishes

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 2 minutes.

Drop the garlic into a small saucepan of boiling water. Let boil,uncovered, over moderate heat for 2 minutes. Drain well, then mince. Place the minced garlic in a medium sized bowl and mix in the tomatoes,onion, coriander, lim juice, and salt. Cover with plastic food wrap and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Transfer the mixture to a 1 quart preserving jar. Keeps in the refrigerator for 10 days. Makes 2-1/3 cups.


Increase the garlic to 2 cloves, the lime juice to 1-1/2 tbsp, and add 1 tbsp chopped jalapeno pepper and 1/4 tsp red pepper sauce. Proceed as directed.

Makes 2-1/3 cups. **Wash hands after handling the pepper**

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