Salsa criolla
Recipe type: Salsa
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Serves: 2
  • ½ medium red onion, finely sliced from top to root
  • 1 aji­ amarillo cut in thin slices or ½ red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. *Put the sliced onion in a bowl, cover with ice water and let rest for 5 minutes. Strain thoroughly. (This is done to eliminate the bitterness of the onion).
  2. *In a bowl combine onion, Aji­ Amarillo or bell pepper, salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix carefully. You can use it immediately or have it on hand up to an hour in the fridge.
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