This Mexican salsa recipe is ideal for salsa enthusiasts. A vibrant red salsa recipe with bursts of Mexican flavour. I adore Mexican cuisine and I love recreating recipes that have been inspired by Mexican flavours.
In Mexican cuisine, salsas come in many forms. I already have a pico de gallo recipe, so I thought it would be appropriate to share this red salsa recipe next due to its popularity.
This salsa recipe is available in almost every Mexican restaurant and is almost always served with meals in Mexican households.
Tomatoes are the main component of any salsa recipe, so it is vital that you select the best ones.
For the onions, I personally prefer to use red onions as they provide a milder flavour compared to white onions and yellow onions. They also add the vibrant red colour of the salsa.
However, you can use white onions or yellow onions if you prefer depending on what type of flavour profile you were looking for.
If you have been following me for a while, then you would know that I love my spices. So, to spice up this recipe I added a jalapeño.
I keep the seeds of the jalapeño in because I like the heat that it provides. You can deseed it if you like, or even omit it entirely if preferred.
For this recipe, always use fresh garlic rather than garlic paste. This will ensure that there is plenty of flavours.
Fresh coriander is known as cilantro in the United States. It is important that you use a combination of stalks and leaves as the coriander stalk is what gives the flavour, so don’t leave it out.
The amount of lime juice and salt can be adjusted to taste. These may need to be adjusted slightly depending on the sweetness and saltiness of the tomatoes.
I like my salsa to be very smooth, but the consistency can be altered as decided. Use a food processor for a chunkier salsa as with a blender you may end up making it too smooth.
You will never want to go back to store-bought salsa again after tasting this. It is authentic restaurant salsa. Serve with tortilla chips as a party dip or savoury snack.
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