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Cameo Apple Salsa

Contributed by: NAPSA

Sweet, Crunchy Apple Makes A Cameo Appearance (NAPSA) - An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it's also a healthy reminder of favorite flavors and aromas, such as homemade cider, fresh apple pie and autumn adventures to go picking in the orchard.

Cameo Apple Salsa
Now there's a new apple in the grocery store that's likely to please the pickiest of palates: Cameo(r) apples are a gourmet variety noted for their thin skin. Whether eaten fresh out of hand or used in a favorite recipe, Cameos have an irresistible combination of sweet-tart taste and crisp crunch.

Born in the U.S.A., the Cameo apple was discovered as a chance seedling in the 1980s and has been grown commercially for the past six years. Cameos are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, folate and potassium-and they're rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants. Plus, one medium apple contains just 80 calories.

Here's one simple, delicious and zesty way to enjoy this Washington beauty:

Preparation time: 5 minutes - Refrigeration time: 1/2 hour

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Cameo apples, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup (1 large) Anaheim chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 jalape-o pepper, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Tip:

For a snack, serve with tortilla chips or use as a topping to accent a meal of grilled chicken, fish or pork. Additional information and delicious Cameo apple recipes are available at the Web site www.americancameo.com.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Cups


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