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Simple Garlic Salsa Recipe
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Simple Garlic Salsa

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"This tomato salsa is excellent for crostini or canapes. It needs to sit overnight to get the best flavor."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    8 hrs 5 mins


  1. In a medium glass bowl, mix together tomatoes, oil, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate overnight, allowing the flavors to 'mix and mingle'.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Well, Lila, I loved this. Sure, its isn't a salsa, per say, but it is wonderful as a crostini topping. I changed things a bit but got the same idea as you. I used fresh, chopped Roma tomatoes and added chopped red onion. I used less extra virgin olive than you and about five cloves of fresh minced garlic. I had my Italian uncle and aunt over and they loved it served on toasted bagette bread for crostini appetizers.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

Needs some flavor and a lot less oil. This is not really so much a salsa as garlic-flavored tomatoes (which you can find right next to the diced tomatoes, anyway).


10 Ratings

Aug 05, 2011

I think before people continue to berate this recipe they need to realize that there are various types of parsley. Cooking with your general, curly-leafed parsley used for garnish in many Western nations will give you little flavour. Italian parsley, however, is much closer to cilantro, and Chinese parsley is EXACTLY the same thing as cilantro. In regions where the latter are used commonly for cooking, some people simply call it 'parsley'. Different places, different names ('cilantro', by the way, is also called 'coriander' in an many Asian nations). This is meant to be a simple pasta, and with the right type of parsley it is just that.

Feb 22, 2005

Yummy! I used a big bunch of cilantro rather than the parsley, and would suggest using a 1/3 cup of olive oil rather than a half.

Jun 07, 2012

Sensational! what a great recipe! short on time? used canned diced, got a little more time? Use fresh tomatoes (and if from your garden- at no cost!) and dice, the herbs and spices are already on most pantry shelves - no special trip to the store! Best of all - it tastes GREAT. My DH hates peppers and I can't tell you how many times I've got to skip over salsa because it has them - he cant even stand the smell of 'em. so for us this is THE recipe. I do add diced onion, red or sweet or both! and I do add a bit of hot sauce sometimes for zip but this is the rock upon which I build my salsa! thanks Lila!

Aug 13, 2012

I made this when I was in a pinch and needed salsa for a recipe but did not have any on hand. I agree with others that say this is not quite a salsa as most would imagine it. It is not bad, but not an exact replacement for regular salsa. I think this is better as a bruschetta or something similar. For my current needs I reduced the olive oil by half, but would leave it as is if I made it again for other purposes.

Feb 26, 2013

THE easiest crostini topping ever. VERY flavorful, using a few simple ingredients already on hand.

Feb 21, 2013

I used hunts fire roasted tomatoes for more flavor, 1/2 diced & seeded jalapeno, 1/3 cup of evo & 2 chopped green onions [white & green parts]. Let it set overnite if possible & make adjsxtments the next day if needed. I add some chalula hot sauce sometimes. I like it because it's not a harsh hot sauce like tabasco. You know it's in there but it doesn't overpower the salsa.


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  • Calories
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.1 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 27 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 231 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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