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This clean, spicy side dish stretches traditional Mexican salsa out into a full-blown salad. It's few ingredients make quality important: only use very ripe tomatoes, and be careful to test your chillies for heat before throwing the whole lot in. If you want more heat, add a few drops of Tabasco. Diced avocado and sweetcorn are also great additions.


  • 4-5 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small onion, preferably red, diced
  • Juice of 1-2 limes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 green chillies, very finely diced (remove seeds unless you want it hot)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander, leaves only, roughly chopped
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Layer tomatoes and onion on a serving plate.
  2. Combine the lime juice, olive oil, chillies and sugar together in a bowl. Season and pour over tomatoes.
  3. Leave to infuse for 30 minutes-1 hour if possible. Scatter with chopped coriander before serving.
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