Asparagus Salsa Recipe
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Asparagus Salsa Recipe

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Jalapeno pepper and cilantro spice up this refreshing salsa that's made with tomatoes, onion and fresh asparagus. Served chilled with tortilla chips, this chunky sauce won't last long. -Emma Thomas Rome, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 15 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Place asparagus in a large saucepan; add 1/2 in. of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the asparagus, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, vinegar and salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, stirring several times. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 3 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Asparagus Salsa in Taste of Home April/May 2004, p27

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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lshockey User ID: 2776134 131848
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"I love this recipe, I took it to work with and everyone wanted the recipe and am making it again this weekend. It doesn't taste to asparagusy but i did have to put in 2 jalapeno for a little extra heat, definitely

a must keep"

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