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Asparagus Salsa Recipe

Asparagus Salsa Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

One 1/4-cup serving (calculated without chips) equals 15 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free food.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.