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“It's a good idea to use crispy apples (such as Crispin, Braeburn, Gala, or other sweet-tart firm apples) for salsa, since they are available year round. The red bell pepper gives this salsa visual pizzazz, while the citron tea adds citrusy notes. Citron tea is a marmaladelike product made from citron, a citrus fruit native to China. It can be found in Asian markets and is most often used to flavor hot water as a tea. If you can't find citron tea, just use orange marmalade, though it might make your salsa a bit on the sweet side. You can counter the sweetness by adding another teaspoon or so of lemon juice. Cook time is sitting time. Adapted from the "Big Book of Appetizers" cookbook.”
2 1/2 cups

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  1. In a medium bowl, toss together the apple, bell pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice, tea, onions, chile, cilantro, salt and black pepper. Taste for seasoning and adjust with more chile, salt or black pepper. Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Make ahead: The salsa can be kept, covered and refrigerated for up to 4 hours. Allow it to come to room temperature before serving.

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