The name of this salsa is very rare and this is because it is a Mayan name, in fact the origin of the salsa is also Mayan and X-Ni-Pek means “dog nose". It is said that the salsa got that name because is so spicy that makes the nose sweat like the one of a dog.
The concept that is used in the Xi-Ni-Pek is similar to the pico de gallo because all the ingredients are cut into chunks. The difference that it has with the pico de gallo lies in the ingredients that are used because they are typical Yucatecan and as you can imagine the habanero pepper is used, that gives a lot of hotness to the salsa. The other ingredients that are used are in charge of giving freshness and very good seasoning to all the salsa.
The X-Ni-Pek is the salsa that has to be used when you have panuchos on the table, is the best combination that there is. It can also be used with almost any appetizer and it could even be enjoyed with a snack.
About the Recipe
In this preparation you only have to cut and mix, we are sure that you will consider it very easy.
The salsa is prepared with 1 bitter orange, in case of not having it substitute it for 1/2 orange + 1 lime.
To make the recipe you are going to work with the habanero pepper that is very very spicy, if you want to wear gloves is a good idea.
In about 5 minutes the X-Ni-Pek is going to be ready.