Mexican Salsa

Mexican Salsa

5 from 1 vote
This incredible Mexican salsa recipe features authentic, fresh Mexican flavours. With only a few ingredients and ready in less than 10 minutes, this salsa dip is ideal for movie nights.
Mexican Salsa

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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Mexican Salsa

Mexican Salsa

by Nabeela Kauser
This incredible Mexican salsa recipe features authentic, fresh Mexican flavours. With only a few ingredients and ready in less than 10 minutes, this salsa dip is ideal for movie nights.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Sauces & Dips
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 32 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


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


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