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Broccoli With Cheddar Salsa

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  Broccoli 1 Pound (1 Bunch)
  Tomato 1 , coarsely chopped
  Scallions 2 , coarsely chopped
  Jalapeno pepper 1 , coarsely chopped (Wear Plastic Gloves When Handling)
  Shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Trim the broccoli to remove leaves and tough portions of the stems.
Cut the broccoli lengthwise into spears.
In a 7" X 11" baking dish, arrange the spears with the florets facing the center of the dish.
Cover with wax paper.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Rearrange the spears so they cook evenly.
Cover with wax paper and microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
Let stand for 3 minutes.
In a blender or food processor, combine the tomatoes, scallions, and jalapenos.
Process until combined but not totally pureed.
Transfer to a medium bowl.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Add the Cheddar and stir until melted.
Serve the sauce with the broccoli.

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