Blueberry Hill Fruit Salsa

This chile pepper gets its name from its origin. In Spanish, serrano is an adjective meaning “from the mountains” which is where it originated-in the mountains of Hildalgo, Mexico. The serrano is normally about twice as hot as Jalapeno (about 10,000 to 15,000 Scoville units). It is the second most popular chile pepper in Mexico. This chile is used mostly for salsas but can also be used in soups, sauces, chili or stews. Try these as a hotter substitute for Jalapeno.

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2 small red onions, chopped
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 plums and 2 apricots, pitted and diced
1 kiwi, peeled and diced
1 mango, peeled and diced
2 small red bell peppers, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup cilantro chopped
2 small serrano chile peppers, finely diced
sea salt and coarse ground black pepper to taste


Combine all the ingredients and toss gently. This will keep in the refrigerator but is best served immediately. This is a tangy and spicy salsa which goes very well with grilled or poached salmon.

Recipe from Chile Pepper Magazine.