Hate Cilantro? Try Oregano Salsa!

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Some people definitely don’t enjoy the flavor of cilantro, which they describe as “soapy.” Yet many salsa recipes call for it as a major ingredient.

Substituting Mediterranean oregano, such as in this quick and easy oregano-flavored salsa, may be perfect solution.


Easy Oregano Salsa


  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can (4 oz.) diced green chilies
  • 1 large or 2 small cloves garlic
  • 1/4 to 1/2 white onion
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 Tbsp. packed fresh Mediterranean oregano leaves (omit stems)

Place above ingredients in a blender and pulse briefly. The ingredients should be mixed well, but still be slightly chunky. That’s it! Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed.

You can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste. For example, if you enjoy spicy foods, add a can of diced jalapenos instead of, or in addition to, the diced green chilies. You might want to increase the oregano slightly if your supply is very mild, but you don’t want to substitute it one-for-one for cilantro in most recipes because oregano is more intense.




Do you have any favorite oregano recipes?

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