Spicy Serrano and Tomato Salsa


Ignite your taste buds with our Spicy Serrano and Tomato Salsa. This fiery salsa combines the robust flavor of ripe tomatoes with the sharp heat of serrano peppers, creating a perfect blend for spice lovers. Fresh and zesty, it's an ideal accompaniment for chips, tacos, or as a vibrant addition to any meal.

Spicy Serrano and Tomato Salsa

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4-6
  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup


  • Ripe tomatoes, diced: 500 grams (1.1 pounds)
  • Serrano peppers, finely chopped: 2-3 (depending on desired heat)
  • Onion, finely chopped: 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped: 20 grams (0.7 ounces)
  • Lime juice: 30 ml (1 ounce)
  • Garlic clove, minced: 1
  • Salt: to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a bowl, combine diced tomatoes, serrano peppers, onion, and minced garlic.
  2. Add lime juice and chopped cilantro.
  3. Season with salt and mix well.
  4. Let the salsa sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Adjust the number of serrano peppers to control the heat level.
  • For a smoother salsa, pulse the ingredients in a food processor.
  • Serve chilled for a refreshing taste.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How long can I store this salsa? It's best enjoyed fresh but can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.
  • Can I use jalapeño peppers instead of serranos? Yes, jalapeños are a milder alternative.
  • Is this salsa vegan and gluten-free? Yes, it's naturally vegan and gluten-free.