Mexican Salsa
Mexican Salsa
5 from 2 votes
Dive into the vibrant and delectable world of Mexican cuisine with this authentic Mexican salsa recipe. No culinary expertise needed to whip up this spicy yet refreshing accompaniment that pairs perfectly with tortilla chips, tacos, burritos, and more!
Mexican Salsa

Welcome to a zesty journey into the vibrant flavors of Mexico with this homemade Mexican Salsa recipe. Originating from the heart of Mexican cuisine, this salsa recipe encapsulates the essence of traditional flavors with a modern twist.

Bursting with the freshness of ripe tomatoes, the kick of jalapeños, and the zing of lime juice, this salsa is a quintessential companion to your favorite Mexican dishes or as a standalone snack with tortilla chips.

Crafting your own salsa at home not only allows you to tailor the taste to your preferences but also gives you full control over the quality and freshness of the ingredients. Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned chef, this recipe offers a delightful balance of simplicity and flavor complexity.

With just a handful of fresh ingredients and a blender, you’ll be amazed at how effortlessly you can whip up a batch of homemade salsa that rivals your favorite restaurant version.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the perfect blend of tangy tomatoes, aromatic cilantro, and spicy jalapeños. Whether you’re hosting a fiesta with friends or simply craving a savory snack, this homemade Mexican Salsa is sure to add a burst of flavor to any occasion.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different varieties of tomatoes and chili peppers to create unique flavor profiles.

Ingredients

Tomatoes: Fresh tomatoes form the base of this salsa, providing a juicy and vibrant flavor that is essential to its authenticity. Their natural sweetness balances the heat from other ingredients, creating a harmonious flavor profile.

Red Onion: Chopped red onion adds a mild, sweet flavor and a crisp texture to the salsa. It complements the tanginess of the tomatoes and adds a pop of color to the dish.

Coriander (Cilantro): Fresh cilantro lends a bright and herbaceous aroma to the salsa, enhancing its freshness and depth of flavor. It adds a refreshing element that elevates the overall taste experience.

Jalapeño: Seeded and finely chopped jalapeño peppers provide a subtle heat to the salsa, infusing it with a spicy kick without overpowering the other flavors. Adjust the amount according to your preferred level of heat.

Garlic: Minced garlic contributes a robust and savory flavor to the salsa, adding depth and complexity. It enhances the overall taste profile and complements the freshness of the other ingredients.

Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice adds a tangy acidity that brightens the flavors of the salsa and helps balance the sweetness of the tomatoes. It also helps preserve the freshness of the salsa and adds a refreshing citrusy note.

Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the flavors of the ingredients, bringing out their natural taste and harmonizing the overall flavor profile of the salsa. Adjust the salt to taste for a perfectly seasoned salsa.

Expert Tip: To add extra depth of flavor, roast the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and jalapeño peppers in the oven before blending them. This will impart a smoky charred flavor to the salsa.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the Mexican Salsa chilled in a bowl alongside a generous pile of crispy tortilla chips for a classic and irresistible snack.
  • Use it as a flavorful topping for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, or grilled meats to add a burst of freshness and spice.
  • Pair it with grilled fish or shrimp for a refreshing and vibrant accompaniment that complements the seafood perfectly.
  • Incorporate it into your favorite Mexican-inspired recipes such as enchiladas, fajitas, or huevos rancheros to add a zesty twist to traditional dishes.
  • Get creative and use it as a dip for fresh vegetables or as a topping for baked potatoes or salads for a healthy and flavorful boost.

Expert Tip: For a chunkier salsa, pulse the ingredients in the blender until you reach your desired consistency. Avoid over-blending to maintain texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this salsa ahead of time?

Absolutely! In fact, allowing the salsa to sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving enhances the flavors as they meld together. You can also make it a day in advance for even more robust flavor.

How long will this salsa keep in the refrigerator?

When stored in an airtight container, this salsa will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Be sure to give it a good stir before serving if it has been sitting for a while.

Can I adjust the heat level of the salsa?

Yes, you can easily customize the spiciness of the salsa by adjusting the amount of jalapeño peppers you use. For a milder salsa, remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapeños before chopping them.

Can I freeze this salsa?

While you can freeze salsa, the texture may change slightly upon thawing due to the water content in the tomatoes. It’s best enjoyed fresh, but if you do freeze it, thaw it in the refrigerator and give it a good stir before serving.

Can I substitute any of the ingredients?

Feel free to customize this salsa to your taste preferences. You can substitute fresh tomatoes with canned diced tomatoes if needed, and adjust the quantities of other ingredients according to your liking. Just remember that fresh ingredients yield the best flavor.

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Mexican Salsa

Mexican Salsa

by Nabeela Kauser
Dive into the vibrant and delectable world of Mexican cuisine with this authentic Mexican salsa recipe. No culinary expertise needed to whip up this spicy yet refreshing accompaniment that pairs perfectly with tortilla chips, tacos, burritos, and more! 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sauces & Dips
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 32 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1/2 Red Onion Chopped
  • 60 ml Coriander
  • 1 Jalapeño Seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Begin by adding chopped tomatoes, chopped red onion, fresh cilantro, a seeded and finely chopped jalapeño pepper, and minced garlic to a blender.
  • Add fresh lime juice and salt to the mixture.
  • Blend the ingredients until smooth and well combined.
  • Taste the salsa and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Transfer the salsa to a serving bowl, cover it, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to blend together.
  • When ready to serve, give the salsa a good stir and serve it chilled with tortilla chips, or as a topping for tacos, burritos, or other Mexican dishes.

Notes

Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 298mgPotassium: 332mgFibre: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1097IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Cheap, Comfort Food, Food, Healthy, Party Food, Recipe, Salsa, Tomato
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