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Recipe Summary

Makes about 1 cup


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a blender, whirl chiles, onion, and garlic into a smooth paste, adding 2 to 3 tablespoons water as needed to ease blending.

  • Add mint, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; whirl until smooth, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons water as needed to facilitate blending. Scrape into a bowl and add more salt to taste.

  • Ground toasted cumin: In a 6- to 8-inch frying pan over medium heat, stir 2 tablespoons cumin seeds often until lightly toasted, 2 to 4 minutes. Whirl in a blender until finely ground. Makes about 2 tablespoons.

Nutrition Facts

17 calories; calories from fat 11%; protein 1g; fat 0.2g; carbohydrates 3.5g; fiber 1.9g; sodium 81mg.