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Maru's spiced salsa

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 3-4
Dietary Vegetarian
From The Big Allotment Challenge
This fresh, crunchy dip is easy to make and requires no cooking - it's perfect for summer gatherings.


  1. Put the carrot and onion in a bowl and chop to small pieces using a hand blender.

  2. In a separate bowl, blend the tomatoes and chilli to a smooth purée.

  3. Combine the two mixtures, then stir in the remaining ingredients, adding salt if required. You want the consistency of salsa.

  4. Season the salsa with lemon juice and garnish with spring onion.


  • 1 small carrot, peeled, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1-2 small handfuls finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 2-4 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • pinch sugar
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • pinch salt
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • 1 spring onion, trimmed, thinly sliced, to garnish

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