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Authentic Mexican Red Salsa Recipe

This authentic Mexican red salsa recipe is everyone’s dream. You may be surprised to find out, but everything tastes better in a molcajete because of all the natural oils released when the ingredients are crushed. It’s the perfect condiment for tacos, carne Asada, and much more. A homemade salsa in a molcajete holds great value in the heart of people who love Mexican cuisine.  Vibrant and bursting with flavors, homemade authentic Mexican red salsa is a condiment that brings life to any dish. And then, the heat from the peppers adds a thrilling sensation, leaving you wanting more. it’s the perfect recipe for any occasion.

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My mother didn’t own a blender for a long time and she used a molcajete to make all her dishes. I remember the aromas released into the back patio, where she made her dishes on a chimney made from clay. Believe me, it cannot get more authentic than this. If you feel inspired to purchase your own, congratulations! you’re going to enjoy the amazing flavors of homemade authentic Mexican red salsa. Just make sure you cure that molcajete before using it.

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roasted tomatoes and peppers in a bowl

Peppers you can use

Whether you prefer the grassy flavor from the jalapeños, Or the vibrant heat from the serranos; there’s a pepper to perfectly adjust to your heat tolerance. Even though these are spicy peppers, they have a unique and distinctive flavor to offer, allowing you to customize the flavor profile and the end result. Using a molcajete to make salsa is a traditional Mexican technique that adds an element of cultural authenticity. Overall, this process makes it a more ancestral and delicious addition to your meal.

Authentic Mexican Red Salsa Recipe

4.9 from 11 votes
Recipe by Villa Cocina Course: SidesCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

cups
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

This authentic Mexican red salsa recipe is everyone’s dream. Vibrant and bursting with flavors, homemade authentic Mexican red salsa is a condiment that brings life to any dish. And then, the heat from the peppers adds a thrilling sensation, leaving you wanting more. it’s the perfect recipe for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb tomatoes, ripe 

  • 1 ea serrano peppers 

  • 1/4 ea medium white onion

  • 1 ea garlic cloves, unpeeled

  • 1 ea small garlic cloves, peeled

  • Salt to taste

  • Toppings
  • 1/4 medium white onion, diced 

  • 1/2 (small) bunch of cilantro, chopped 

Directions

  • PREP: remove the stem area (core) from the tomatoes. Slice the white onion but keep the root area, so the layers stay together.
  • Place a comal over medium heat. Once hot roast the tomatoes, pepper, onion, and unpeeled garlic until charred and blackened on all sides. Some of the ingredients will be ready sooner than others. Remove when roasted and completely cooked through. 
  • Molcajete: Peel the roasted garlic and place in the molcajete with the raw garlic clove and a pinch of salt. With the pestle, grind everything into a smooth paste. Next, cut off the root area from the onion and grind away until broken down. You know the deal! Mash the pepper and then, the tomatoes. When the salsa looks smooth but still chunky, season with salt to taste and mix it in with a spoon. 
  • Finally, mix in the fresh onion and cilantro. ENJOY with tacos, as an appetizer or side to any dish. 

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Notes

  • homemade and authentic salsa
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