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

Chef John
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain tomatoes in a strainer for 15 minutes.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

48 calories; 0.5 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 595 mg sodium. 10.6 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2012
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 a tsp and tasting from there. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/09/2012
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 which may be part of the problem too. I found it to be a tad too sweet for my tastes and the mint was too pronounced. Also the peppers I used were not spicy (you can just never tell) and we like a salsa with some heat so that turned us off a bit as well. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2012
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 a tsp and tasting from there. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2012
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 fresher taste! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
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 say for us the mint is optional. I made this for Faceless Frenzy July 2012 - thanks for a good recipe to give a face too. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/09/2012
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 which may be part of the problem too. I found it to be a tad too sweet for my tastes and the mint was too pronounced. Also the peppers I used were not spicy (you can just never tell) and we like a salsa with some heat so that turned us off a bit as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2012
Liked different taste Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2013
Yummy! Very fresh and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2012
Not bad i would lesson the cilantro and leave out the mint. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2012
A great garden fresh flavor that is perfect anytime. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2013
It wasn unlike any salsa I've had. I like the fresh crisp flavors; too much lime juice. Read More
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