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Fresh Tomato and Chile Salsa

Fresh Tomato and Chile Salsa


  • 1 pound ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 serrano chiles, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • Sea salt to taste

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Salsa mexicana is the reigning condiment of Mexico. The clean flavor and texture of freshly prepared vegetables are essential to this relishlike salsa of hand-chopped tomatoes, crisp white onions, and fiery green chiles, all mixed together with cilantro.

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  1. In a bowl, toss together the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, chiles, and lime juice.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and toss again.
  3. If the salsa is too dry, add a splash of water.
  4. Cover and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle, then serve immediately. Makes 2 cups.