Cinco de Mayo Salsa Cruda

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Cruda

Chef John 21739

"One word of warning: Make twice as much as you think you are going to need. This stuff is seriously addictive."


35 m servings 48 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 48 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 595 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Drain tomatoes in a strainer for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine tomatoes, onion, jalapeno pepper, serrano pepper, and garlic in a large bowl. Pour lime juice over the top. Stir in oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, sugar, mint, and cilantro. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Season with salt to taste.
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  1. 18 Ratings


Really delicious! Will definitely be making this for bbq's this summer. However, I will be reducing the salt. A little too salty for my taste when 1 tsp is used. I would recommend using half...

Fabulous! I substituted 3 medium sized tomatoes from the garden rather than the cherry tomatoes and followed the rest of the recipe and it was excellent! Don't delete the mint! It gives it a fre...

An excellent fresh salsa. If you have good summer tomatoes you don't have to use cherry tomatoes. The mint is a different addition for me. I liked it - hubby didn't like it as much so I would...

Not a big fan of this one but it is prob just our tastes. i used early girl and roma tomatoes from our garden that had been skinned and de-seeded. I didn't really measure all that closely whic...

Yummy! Very fresh and delicious!

Liked, different taste

A great garden fresh flavor that is perfect anytime.

Not your average "salsa". It is crisp and clean and citrus-y with some heat. It is exactly what Chef John says....addictive. At first I thought there was too much lime but then as you eat you...

The unique flavor add of the mint really made this salsa "Better than the average bear".