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Salsa Secrets

Cooking tips for the caring cook.


Secrets to Great Salsa

  • Use only fresh, ripe ingredients in your salsa.
  • Use a very sharp knife for a clean dice.
  • Be sure it includes a crunchy texture.
  • Experiment until you get just the right combination of flavors and colors.
  • Always taste the salsa and balance the "fire" before serving.

Salsa, the Spanish word for "sauce," refers to a cooked or fresh tomato-based condiment that can range in spiciness from mild to mouth searing. Although fresh salsas can be found in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores, they are also easy and fun to make at home by combining chopped fresh tomatoes, white onions, green bell peppers, cilantro and garlic. For a spicier version, add minced jalapeno peppers. Refrigerate overnight to seal in the flavors.

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