Sizzling Cinco de Mayo Dinner Ideas

May 02 , 2022 | The Winebars Team
  • May, 02 , 22
  • The Winebars Team

Whether it’s Cinco de Mayo or in the middle of a hot summer night, salsa is the perfect go-to solution for a tasty, flavorful, no “cooking” required recipe. It’s more assembly than cooking, easy peasy!

We love to add this one on top of fresh grilled fish or warm tortilla chips (HELLO nachos!).

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Cruda by Chef John featured on All Recipes,

Makes 2 cups of salsa


  • 1 ½ pounds cherry or grape tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • 1 jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 pinch white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves
  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt/pepper to taste


Drain tomatoes in a strainer for 15 minutes.

Combine tomatoes, onion, jalapeno pepper, serrano pepper, and garlic in a large bowl. Pour lime juice over the top. Stir in oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper sugar, mint, and cilantro. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Season with salt/pepper to taste.