Basic salsa

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Whole clove garlic
1 pounds Ripe plum tomatoes, cored and finely diced but not peeled
½ small Red onion, finely chopped
¼ cup Minced fresh coriander OR
¼ cup Minced flat leaf parsley, plus 1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 tablespoon Lime juice
¼ teaspoon Salt

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 2-⅓ cups.


Increase the garlic to 2 cloves, the lime juice to 1-½ tbsp, and add 1 tbsp chopped jalapeno pepper and ¼ tsp red pepper sauce.

Proceed as directed.

Makes 2-⅓ cups. **Wash hands after handling the pepper** ///\oo/\\\ From the hearth in Sandee's Kitchen...

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