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A Weekday Menu Recipe

Red Onion Salsa
      Veg   CD ACC  20mins plus cooling


Serves 4-6    Cold   Vegetarian  Vegan  Vegetables  Herbs  Accompaniment  Healthy Eating  Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless



1 Red Onion

3 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped

2 Mild Chillies, chopped

2 tbsp Chilli Oil

450g/1lb Tomatoes, skinned

1 x 400g/14oz tin Plum Tomatoes

1 tbsp Tomato Paste

1 Green Capsicum, (Sweet Pepper) seeded and chopped

1 teasp Sugar

Salt and Black Pepper

1 tbsp Fresh Coriander, finely chopped





1. Heat the oil in a pan and gently fry the onions, garlic and chilli until tender. Pass the tinned tomatoes through a sieve or blend in a food processor.


2. Dice the fresh tomatoes and add to pan together with the puréed plum tomatoes, tomato paste, green pepper and sugar. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.


3. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the fresh coriander. Serve at room temperature.


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Common terms used when making sauces

Blend - To mix together ingredients, usually of different consistencies, to a smooth and even texture, utilising a utensil such as a wooden spoon or blender.

Coats a spoon – when a substance is rendered thin/thick enough so that when a wooden or metal spoon is inserted into it and taken out, the substance leaves a thin film “coating the spoon”.
Emulsify  - The blending of two liquids that don't naturally combine or dissolve into each other without agitation, or that aren't mutually soluble. The classic examples are oil and water, French dressing and mayonnaise


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Make Ahead/Freeze

Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days

Not suitable for freezing


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