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Salsa is the Mexican word for sauce. It usually refers to a tomato-based condiment used to dip or to add flavour to dishes.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serves: 6


  • 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


Combine all ingredients and toss well.


Salsa will keep for 3-4 days, covered, in the refrigerator.


  • For a spicy Mexican salsa add 1 ripe avocado, 1 small red chilli, seeded and chopped (or pinch of dried chilli flakes), and 1 tablespoon fresh coriander.
  • Serving suggestion: spoon over grilled fish or chicken. Also a delicious topping on bread.
  • 7 serves of vegetables in this recipe.
  • Makes 2 cups.

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