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Ingredients for Arthur's ten-minute salsa.
What makes a salsa good? And fast? Sometimes things are good just because they're fresh, just because they're simple, and not more complicated than they have to be. I'm Italian-American, I don't claim authenticity, but I do know my way around a tomato, I sure like heat, and when I want to eat I certainly don't like to wait. That's why I love this salsa recipe. It's bright. It's sweet. It's tart. It has a little bite. You can make it in about ten minutes. And it's better than anything I've ever bought in a store. I'd drink this stuff. And it doubles as a spicy gazpacho. What's not to like? 
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Ceviche
The perfect summer starter or side, this easy-to-make ceviche is ideal for large groups trying to beat the heat. Goes great with tortilla chips.  Try some of these ceviche recipes before the summer ends. 
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Pesto is so versatile, you'll never run out of ways to enjoy it. Toss spoonfuls of this no-cook sauce with hot pasta or steamed vegetables, use it as a spread on sandwiches and wraps, or serve as a dip with raw vegetables or pita chips. You can easily adapt pesto to your budget by substituting sale-priced nuts, herbs/greens and cheese, or what you've got on hand or in the garden.
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Step out of the box, and give this recipe a try. These rich, fudgy brownies are irresistible.  Click here to see more recipes from blendtec.com
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People put all kinds of junk in ceviche. It's best when it's simplest.
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Used for brushing the génoise cake for the Bûche de Noël.Adapted from Jacques Torres’ “A Year in Chocolate."
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Simple Potato Salad
I hate mayo. Yes, it's true. It might be due to the fact that my sister used to make "turkey" sandwiches growing up that consisted of a thin layer of turkey and heaping mounds of mayonnaise. With just the slightest touch of her hand, mayo would ooze out of the sides only to be licked up by my sister in front of my horrified eyes.  So yes, it's probably psychological and, truth be told, I don't mind it if a little is slathered on a sandwich. But would I ever enjoy a mayonnaise-based potato salad? No way. So instead, I made this simple version to appease my dislike of mayonnaise and left out the hard-cooked eggs to appease my boyfriend's dislike of them. But, with fresh herbs and a lime dressing, this recipe is light, tasty, and still works as a great side dish. If you want to thicken it up a little, feel free to add some diced hard-cooked eggs to the mix.  Click here to see 9 Summer-Ready Potato Salads. 
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Cooking dried beans is low maintenance and a great value. Make sure to plan ahead and allow time for soaking the beans. Serve with hot sauce or salsa, if you like.
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Simple Tzatziki
This easy, Greek-inspired tzatziki recipe works as a dipping sauce on a platter filled with hummus, babaganoush, and grape leaves or as a dressing for a grilled shrimp, lamb, or chicken pita. While I use nonfat Greek yogurt, you're welcome to use full fat (though I promise you don't sacrifice too much in taste in this recipe). Wrapped in an airtight container, it should last about 4-5 days in the refrigerator.  Click here to see Recipe SWAT Team: Condiments
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Simple Goat Curry
I wanted to share the recipe for this goat curry that my papa used to make using whole spices. He is a fabulous cook. He takes his cooking very seriously, and when cooking his goat he would only use the freshest of ingredients. Then, he would spend hours slow-cooking his meat until it gets that dark brown color and masala is absorbed well to the core of meat. The smell of whole spices blends beautifully with sliced onions which melt upon being cooked. That aroma brings back a lot of memories so I decided I'd share those memories through this recipe.
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Tomatoes
When plum tomatoes are no longer available at the farmers’ market, I turn to this easy, yet still delicious basic sauce (sugo di pomodoro semplice). Using superior-quality canned tomatoes and good olive oil makes all the difference in this recipe. I use diced imported Italian tomatoes packed in their natural juices, which yield a fresher-tasting sauce than one made from tomatoes in heavy puree, which gives the sauce the flavor of tomato paste/purée. 
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Simple Gazpacho
A cold soup that can be prepared ahead of time is an ideal start to dinner on Fire Island — or whichever beach you call home. Click here to see 9 Great Gazpacho Recipes to Help You Chill Out.
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