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Categories: Sauces and condiments, Vegetarian

Cilantro salsa

Cilantro salsa
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

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Total time: 15 minutes | Makes 1 1/3 cups
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large bunch cilantro, large stems removed, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 green onions, including half the tops, thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon, to taste
  • Salt

Step 1Combine jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, water, oil, cumin, coriander and green onions. Add lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt or more to taste. (Alternatively, chop everything coarsely, then puree in blender or food processor until smooth.)

Each tablespoon:
51 calories; 13 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 0 carbohydrates; 0 protein; 0.04 gram fiber.
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