Salsa Criolla Recipe
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My family piles this versatile relish on sandwiches, chicken and even enchiladas! Prepare it the night before your party to avoid last-minute prep...and the let the flavors blend..
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 large sweet onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 28 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oil, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over onion mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Salsa Criolla in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p220

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