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Cristy Rieland of Willmar sells her unique mix of mango salsa, at right, at the Farmer's Market in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Salsa is the new popular condiment in town


Salsa is finding it was made for so much more than dipping, and local salsa makers are creating fresh salsas which give new meaning to the term garden variety.

Once considered an afterthought to tacos, fresh salsa is popping up in main dishes not typically associated with Mexican fare. It's no wonder salsa has become a popular condiment: fresh salsa is simple to make and is a healthy alternative to high-caloric dips and dressings.

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