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Lemon basil salsa

2 lbs (1 kg) Roma tomatoes
1 large onion
4 cloves garlic
3 to 4 jalapeño peppers (red if available)
1 cup (240 ml) tightly packed basil leaves
juice of 2 lemons
salt, pepper and sugar to taste

Very finely chop the tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppers and 1/2 of the basil.
Toss with the lemon juice, the other half of the basil leaves and sprinkle with the salt, pepper and sugar.
Chill. Serve as a side with any meat, fresh vegetable dish or Mexican style food.

Barbara Perry brought this salsa recipe from Australia to Portland, Oregon. Charlie Ollinger modified it a bit and shared this fresh salsa with us in Tucson during Christmas, 1998. Our lemons were just ripe and I had picked the last of the basil before the first frost, so the timing was perfect.

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