I prefer to mince the hot peppers with seeds. Clearly this makes for a lot more heat. It's best to add it to the salsa a little bit at a time to get to desired heat, which is important. You can always add more heat but you can't take it away. This makes a great appetizer to serve with my guacamole and tortilla chips. It also makes a great side dish (serves as both veggie and starch) with a Mexican-style meat, fish and/or poultry. As a side dish it will easily serve 6 to 8 people. It will keep in refrigerator for 3 days for leftovers, but best when made the day of serving.