Not your typical salsa. This is one of the few salsas that I know of with peanuts. It is by far one of the best salsas I've ever had.
We all love Salsa. From the traditional to the gourmet. From the mild to the hot. We all have our preferences. When I told my wife I was making a Spicy Peanut Garlic Salsa, she thought I was crazy. Peanuts in a salsa? Water and no olive oil?
What the heck? Well, guess what? She absolutely loved it. Even my mom that doesn't like spicy food loved it. I'm not totally surprised though. I mean look at the ingredients on the recipe card below. How can you go wrong making this Spicy Peanut Garlic Salsa?
The important thing to remember with this recipe is to use unsalted peanuts. If you use salted peanuts the salsa may turn out a little too salty. Just like all recipes that use hot peppers, you can adjust the heat by using fewer peppers and not include any of the seeds in the peppers.
Now the most common way of serving salsa is with a side of tortilla chips. But this salsa is so good you can pour it over eggs, fajitas or use it as a dip for tortillas, tacos and as a topping for quesadillas or enchiladas.
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this salsa recipe: Garlic Cloves, Serrano Peppers, Peanuts, Fresh Cilantro, Water, Lime Juice and Salt.
🥣 How to make Spicy Peanut Garlic Salsa
In a food processor, mince the garlic, Serrano peppers, and peanuts. Add the cilantro and process until coarsely chopped.
Transfer mixture to a bowl. Stir in the water, lime juice, and salt.
🍳 Recipe Card
Spicy Peanut Garlic Salsa
- 8 Garlic Cloves, Peeled
- 2 Serrano Pepper(s), Stemmed & Seeded
- 1 ⅓ Cups Peanuts, Unsalted
- ¾ Cups Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
- ¼ Cup Water
- ¼ Cup Fresh Lime Juice
- ¼ Tsp Salt, To Taste
- In a food processor, mince the garlic, Serrano peppers, and peanuts. Add the cilantro and process until coarsely chopped.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl. Stir in the water, lime juice, and salt.
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