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Serrano Salsa Recipe

This recipe has the 3 pillars of a perfect salsa: super simple, spicy as hell, and good AF.
Serrano Salsa Recipe
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Makes about 1 cup
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes


1 ½ ounces|50 ml vegetable oil
15 or 20 serrano peppers, depending on how spicy you want your salsa, stemmed and roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
½ white onion, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon garlic salt
kosher salt, to taste


  1. Heat the oil in small saucepan over medium. Add in the peppers, garlic, and onion and cook until golden, about 10 to 15 minutes. Cooking time will grant the sauce its color, green or light brown.
  2. Transfer to a blender along with the garlic salt. Purée until smooth and season with salt.

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