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Xnipec Salsa (Jain version) | Mexican Dip

We are almost at the end of 26-day Blogging Marathon, and I have chosen Street food as a theme. While I had a lot of Cantonese veg and vegan options for the Alphabet X, something drew me to this ultra delicious Mayan dip named Xnipec Salsa

Xnipec is a super spicy Salsa, and we used pickled Jalapeños instead of Herbanaro. It is Mayan for Dog’s Nose or Dog’s Snout. The salsa is pretty spicy so probably it refers to the nose turning red or sweat like a Dog’s nose 

I had made this along with the Jain Taco Bhel when I caught up with my friend recently.

And therefore, although the original recipe had onions, I couldn’t add as my friend is a staunch Jain. 

However, the other ingredients simply made up for the onion and we didn’t miss it at all. This is a quick dip and can go great with Veg Crudites, Nachos, Potato Wafers or even as a spread for Quesadilla or Burritos.


Other Dips you may enjoy are:

Chilli Cinnamon Almond Dip

Tomato Mint Coriander Chutney (Salsa) | Vegan,GF (oil free too)

Tomato Thokku (tomato pickle)

Vegan Almond Basil Pesto | Vegan and GF

Beetroot Hummus | GF, Vegan 

Muhammara with a twist !!

Papaya Ginger Lime Relish

Baba Ganoush

Let’s get to today’s easy peasy but truly delicious dip.

Adapted from Genius Kitchen.

Prep time – 15 mins, Zero Cook, Standing time – 15 mins

Serves : 2



Chopped Tomato – 1 cup (I slightly pureed them chunky along with the Jalapeños)

Chopped Jalapeños (or any other spicy chillies) – 2 Tbsp (adjust to taste)

Chopped Onions – 1/4 C (I didn’t add)

Fresh Orange Juice – 1/2 cup

Salt and pepper – to taste (optional – I didn’t add)



Mix all the ingredients, give a standing time of 15 mins (preferably chilled).

Serve with Nachos or any crudités (I am guessing it would go well with our desi Roasted Papad too :p)


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  1. Priya Suresh

    Wow,i would like to enjoy this dip with some tortilla chips, love that ultimate bright colour.. Delicious, and hot..

  2. Xnipec salsa looks vibrant and love the addition of orange juice instead of lemon juice, the flavor would be amazing. This salsa must be so good with some chips!!!

  3. Wow! that is a very flavorful dip. I can imagine tortilla chips with the dip on a lazy weekend evening 🙂

  4. vaishali sabnani

    Nice version of salsa for Jains ! Nicely served in a capsicum bowl , the salsa sounds very flavourful , would love to give it a try with papad too !

  5. Srividhya

    Salsa with orange juice that sounds spicy and tangy. Perfect with tortilla chips. Yum. Love the way you served.

  6. Sharmila kingsly

    Mouthwatering dish , both the salsa and the dip sounds flavorful!! Orange juice is such a brilliant idea.. Will try next time!!

  7. Wow. Interesting recipe.. good with chips ..

  8. What a spicy and delicious looking salsa that is. Perfect with some corn chips — yumm yumm!!

  9. Gayathri Kumar

    That is a wonderful find Kalyani. The salsa looks so spicy and with the tacos it sounds so tasty. Just now read about this in Sandhya's space too..

  10. cookingwithsapana

    We love the salsas just for jalapenos and this simple salsa served in the pepper bowl looks absolutely tempting.

  11. Mayuri Patel

    I would love to try this tantalizing salsa with the habanero. Would love to have it with the taco bhel.

  12. Fantastic pick and what a lovely treat Kalyani..Kids must have enjoyed it so much!

  13. Wow xnipec jain version mexican salsa looks so delicious kalayani.. such an wonderful pick and making it all jain for your staunch jain friend is really sweet of you dear 🙂 I would love to enjoy them with tortilla chips too 🙂 looks so fiery , my kind of salsa for sure 🙂 Orange juice in the salsa sounds like fantastic idea..

  14. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Same pinch on this recipe. I love how ou have presented them in the bell pepper bowl. I did make it quite spicy using habanero pepper 🙂

  15. Suma Gandlur

    Orange juice, Seriously! It sounds so flavorful and cannot wait to try this citrusy salsa.

  16. Th description of the dish seriously makes me drool.Orange juice makes it even more interesting! Love how you have presented it in a capsicum for the bowl.

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