Serrano-Cilantro Salsa

Brighten up your favorite main dishes by adding fresh Serrano-Cilantro Salsa.



Makes about 1 cup
Total time: 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes


10 serrano peppers, stemmed and seeded
1/2 cup diced onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


1. Cook first 3 ingredients in hot oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until peppers begin to brown and look blistered. Remove from heat, and cool slightly (about 5 minutes).

2. Process pepper mixture, cilantro, next 3 ingredients, and 3/4 cup water in a blender until smooth.

May 2012