When Chilies Attack: Jalapeno-Cilantro Salsa

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

From Bon Appetit June 1996. Eating this salsa is akin to a cleansing ritual, no matter how you look at it and in whichever manner that may be.

Top Review by Chef Roly-Poly

My wife says I burned my brains out years ago anyway, so this is for me !

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Roast the jalapenos either by charring the chilies over an open flame or broiling them until blackened on all sides. Place chilies in a paper bag and seal. Let sweat for 15 minutes.
  2. Peel, seed (and devein if desired) the chilies; mince finely.
  3. In a small, non-reacitive bowl combine the chilies with the olive oil and fresh cilantro. Stir in the lime juice.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Cover salsa and let stand at room temperature.
  5. Can be prepared up to 6 hours in advance. Use sparingly.
  6. The United States' Government has declared this salsa a weapon of mass destruction.

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