Basic Salsa - 1

Course : Salsas
Serves: 2
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Ingredients:

1 clove garlic
1/4 cup minced flat leaf parsley
1 pound ripe plum tomatoes -- cored
1/2 teaspoon ground -- and finely diced
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 small red onion -- finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup minced fresh coriander or
 

Preparation / Directions:

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, lime 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. RED HOT SALSA 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.


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