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Perfectly Fermented Homemade Cilantro Salsa 1

Homemade Fermented Cilantro Salsa

Delicious and therapeutic recipe for homemade cilantro salsa which is fermented to add probiotics and potency for therapeutic benefit for naturally and gently chelating metals from the body.

Servings 1 quart
Author Stanley Fishman


  • 3 medium ripe tomatoes preferably organic and heirloom
  • 2 green onions preferably organic
  • 1-2 bunches cilantro preferably organic
  • 4 cloves garlic preferably organic
  • 4 peppers serrano or jalapeno, preferably organic
  • 4 Tbl liquid whey do not substitute powdered whey
  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt


  1. Wash all the vegetables thoroughly, and dry them. Chop the tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, and garlic very fine. Place the chopped vegetables in a large glass bowl.

  2. If you are using the hot peppers, protect your hands by using disposable gloves. Remove the seeds, unless you really like it hot. Slice the peppers into small circular pieces, and add to the rest of the vegetables. Be sure never to touch your eyes until you wash your hands thoroughly.

  3. Add the whey and the salt to the vegetables, and mix well.

  4. Pour the mixture into a quart-sized mason jar. There should be at least one inch of space between the top of the jar and the mixture. It is important that the mixture does not touch the lid.

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  5. Cover the jar, move to a dark place (I use the inside of a cupboard), and let rest for two days while the fermentation takes place, then refrigerate.

  6. This condiment should last a few weeks in the refrigerator, though, to be honest, we always finish it within a few days.

Recipe Notes

An alternative to the peppers is to add 1-4 teaspoons of bottled hot sauce, preferably thick and organic, after the fermentation is complete. Stir well. This avoids the problem of handling fresh hot peppers.

This cilantro salsa goes great with all meats, which is the way such condiments are traditionally used in Latin America. But you can eat it with almost any main course.