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Three Salsas Worth Celebrating

This Roasted Tomatillo Salsa will really heat things up.

Imagine biting through a soft corn tortilla and into charred pieces of steak or salty, juicy chunks of pork. The thought of those flavors and textures is already making you hungry — I know it’s making me salivate! — but they are just the kindling. Salsa is the spark that ignites the fire of flavor…

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Matt’s Salsa Fresca

Salsa Fresca

My earliest food memories involve salsa in every form. Hot, not-so-hot, chunky, cooked, raw, you name it – if it could be made, we ate it. This version, usually called pico de gallo or salsa fresca, is a raw salsa made from ripe tomatoes, onions, garlic, jalapeños, lots of freshly chopped cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice and a dash of salt.

It is a versatile condiment, one I’m pretty sure I’ve eaten on just about every food imaginable during my lifetime. Nothing is as good as scooping a freshly fried and salted corn chip into pico de gallo, but this salsa isn’t just for snacking. I kick up the garlic and use it over grilled fish, sprinkle it over kebabs and tuck it inside tacos made with sizzling fajitas. It’s also a fantastic filling for the hollowed-out half of an avocado.

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