Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ix'ni Pec (Fresh Mayan Salsa)

Ix'ni Pec is a zesty Mayan salsa similar to a Mexican pico de gallo. I just used whatever fresh tomatoes and peppers I had from our High Ground Organics CSA. Mine wasn't particularly spicy, but it was delicious! We served it on top of nacatamales for our Pre-Popul Vuh Picnic last weekend. 

  • 1 T vinegar (I used a white vinegar)
  • juice from 1 orange
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 banana peppers, deseeded and diced
  • 1 hatch chile, deseeded and diced
  • 1 C fresh tomatoes (I used cherry tomatoes, but use what you have)
  • 1/4 C organic cilantro leaves, chopped
  • pinch of fleur de sel
  • freshly ground pepper

Place all of the ingredients - except for the salt and pepper - in a small mixing bowl. Blend gently and let stand for 15 minutes to blend flavors. To make this more spicy, just hotter peppers such as a habanero or jalapeno.

Serve at room temperature. This salsa stays fresh for up to 3 hours. If you refrigerate it, use quickly because it will begin to ferment.

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