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Mild Serrano Pepper Salsa

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Our mild serrano pepper salsa is a unique take on the typical restaurant version and features fresh serrano peppers and a variety of savory spices.

Have you ever gone to a Mexican or Spanish restaurant and been amazed by their salsa? Kim and I certainly have, on multiple occasions.

Living in South Florida for the last seven years has exposed us to so many different cultures.

We have opened our eyes and our tummies to a never-ending variety of flavors. It is that mix of tastes that has inspired this recipe.

Our mild serrano pepper salsa is a unique take on the typical restaurant version and features fresh serrano peppers and a variety of savory spices.

There are two restaurants in particular that we frequent on a regular basis that have amazing salsas.

One specializes in Argentinian cuisine, and the other specializes in Mexican cuisine.

Our mild serrano pepper salsa is a unique take on the typical restaurant version and features fresh serrano peppers and a variety of savory spices.

Our mild serrano pepper salsa helps us to get through those nights when we just too tired to go out for dinner at either place. It’s a combination of both of the “house” recipes for salsa.

Of course, neither establishment would ever divulge their signature recipe, so we had to create this one based on taste buds alone. This offering isn’t like the traditional jarred versions at your local grocery store.

Our mild serrano pepper salsa is a unique take on the typical restaurant version and features fresh serrano peppers and a variety of savory spices.

There is no added sugar, so it’s not sweet in any way. Every bite is filled with fresh flavors, and the lime juice gives it a nice kick.

We used serrano peppers because of their mild earthy tones. The added garlic and onion powders enhance what the fresh ingredients bring to the table.

You may have noticed I didn’t add a lot of cilantro to the salsa.

That is purely preference-based because cilantro takes like dish soap to me. If you were wondering how I would know what dish soap tastes like, well I don’t know for sure.

Our mild serrano pepper salsa is a unique take on the typical restaurant version and features fresh serrano peppers and a variety of savory spices.

With that being said, if you have ever hand washed dishes before then you know how dirty dishwater smells. Well, that smell is exactly how cilantro tastes to me.

After a little research, Kim discovered, that I wasn’t the only person in the world that had that “issue” with cilantro. It turns out; it might be a genetic predisposition.

If you’re curious, take a look on the internet. What you find will be interesting.

I suppose we should get started on the recipe now. I should not have gotten sidetracked. Let me wish you a long healthy life, love everlasting, and belly full of incredible eats!

Our mild serrano pepper salsa is a unique take on the typical restaurant version and features fresh serrano peppers and a variety of savory spices.

Instructions:

Making this recipe is as about as easy as it gets. First, wash and prep your fresh vegetables.

Unless you have a high-quality food processor or blender, then you will want to quarter your tomatoes and onions. Next, skin your garlic and slice the serrano peppers lengthwise.

If you’re like me and overly spicy foods hurt, then remove the seeds. On the other hand, if you love the heat, then leave the seeds intact.

After the peppers are prepped, juice one fresh lime to get all that tart juice.

Once everything is ready, combine all the ingredients in your food processor or blender and pulse the salsa until you get the consistency you want.

Last, remove the salsa from the processor and transfer it to a serving dish. You can serve it with gluten-free chips or use it as a condiment on your favorite foods.

It is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian, so go wild!

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Our mild serrano pepper salsa is a unique take on the typical restaurant version and features fresh serrano peppers and a variety of savory spices.

Mild Serrano Pepper Salsa

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Our mild serrano pepper salsa is a unique take on the typical restaurant version and features fresh serrano peppers and a variety of savory spices.

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Tomatoes, Vine ripened
  • 3 Medium Serrano Peppers, Seeds removed
  • 2 Small White Onions
  • 2 Large Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Cilantro
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 3 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice

Instructions

  1. Wash the tomatoes and peppers with warm water to clean them.
  2. Take one medium lime and juice it to obtain the fresh lime juice.
  3. Slice the peppers lengthwise and remove the seeds. If you desire a hotter salsa, you can leave the seeds intact.  
  4. Slice the tomatoes into quarters and clean the garlic by removing its outer skin. Go ahead clean the outer skins off the onions and cut them as well.
  5. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse the salsa until the desired consistency has been reached.
  6. Remove the salsa from the processor and transfer it to a serving bowl. Serve with chips or use a condiment for your favorite dish.

Notes

Serve this salsa with gluten-free chips for a healthy snack. This recipe is dairy free, gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian. It will hold in your refrigerator for up to 3 days in a sealed container. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29Unsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 226mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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Martha

Sunday 4th of March 2018

I always take recipes and improvise. I added green pepper and a tad more garlic. The serranos took over so it is a little not so mild for my taste, but I'm playing with it now to see if I can adjust it. I believe I just need some more seasoning also. Thank you for sharing!

John

Monday 5th of March 2018

Thank you for sharing, Martha! We're glad you working with the recipe to make it what you want and hope it turns out well. Have a lovely day :)

Amanda

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

This looks so yummy! And perfect for summer!

John

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

Thank you, Amanda! I am glad you liked it :)

Sue Tanya Mchorgh

Monday 17th of April 2017

I love the recipe . It looks so yummy!

John

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

Thank you, Sue! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe posting :)

Riann

Monday 17th of April 2017

I've been craving Mexican food this week so this is going straight on my meal plan!

Oh and I had a friend who though cilantro (coriander here in the UK) tasted like washing up liquid, we could never understand why she would say something so crazy. But you are right, to some people it genuinely does!

John

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

Thank you, Riann! I am thrilled you want to try the salsa! See, I am not crazy, it does taste like soap to some people lol! :)

Jayson @ GRILLFEED.COM

Monday 17th of April 2017

This looks delicious. I love salsa, particularly homemade and especially when made with ingredients from our garden. Will be trying this recipe the next time we make a batch! Thanks for sharing ?

John

Monday 17th of April 2017

Thank you, Jayson! Glad you want to make the salsa and I hope you enjoy it :)

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