Authentic Mexican Salsa Recipes

These authentic Mexican salsa recipes will remind you of the kind grandma used to make, or make your spouse really happy you’re making salsa like their grandma used to make.

Pico de Gallo

Recipe Ingredients: 

6 medium Tomatoes diced
1 medium Onion diced
1/4 cup fresh Cilantro chopped
1 to 2 Serrano Chiles seeded and minced
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Salt
Mission® Tortilla Chips


Recipe Instructions: 

1. Stir together all ingredients and chill.
2. Use Tortilla Chips for dipping.

 

Salsa Mexicana Recipe

Recipe Ingredients: 

2 tomatoes
1/2 onion
1 clove of garlic
serrano chiles as desired
salt


Recipe Instructions: 

Toast the tomatoes and peel them. Put the chilis, garlic and the tomatoes in a molcajete and grind everything up. (A molcajete is a rough-surfaced mortar – usually made of volcanic rock – for grinding up spices and vegetables.) Add salt and diced onion.

 

Salsa Verde – Green Sauce

Recipe Ingredients: 

1 Qt water
12 Whole Tomatillos
7 medium cloves garlic, whole
4-8 chiles serranos (vary according to preference for piquancy)
3 Tbsp white onion, coarsely chopped, salt to taste.
3/4 cup cilantro leaves, with a bit of stem.
For the Garnish
1/4 cup white onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped.


Recipe Instructions: 

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add tomatillos, 4 garlic cloves, 4 or more chiles and onion. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes and remove from heat. Drain and reserve cooking water. Cool. Meanwhile, puree 3 garlic cloves in a molcajete or food processor, adding salt to taste. Add cilantro and blend. Add tomatillo mixture. Add a little cooking water and blend. The sauce should have a slightly thick consistency. Correct seasoning. To serve, pour green sauce into a molcajete and garnish with onion and cilantro..

 

Salsa Ranchera Recipe

Recipe Ingredients: 

2 tomatoes
1/2 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of oil
serrano chile as desired
oregano as desired
the juice of half a lime
salt


Recipe Instructions: 

Submerge the tomatoes in boiling water for a few seconds. Peel them, dice them and put them in what will be your salsa bowl.Chop up the onion, chili, and garlic and mix with the tomato.Add the oil and the lime juice and sprinkle with oregano.

 

Avocado Dipping Sauce

Recipe Ingredients: 

1-1/2 tsp. Red Wine Vinegar 2 Tbsp. Water 1/2 tsp. Salt 1/2 tsp. Garlic 1/8 cup Fat Free Sour Cream 1/2 Ripe Avocado peeled, seeded and cubed


Recipe Instructions: 

1. Combine all ingredients except Tabasco Sauce in a processor and puree until creamy. Season to taste with Tabasco sauce. Refrigerate until ready to use. Enjoy this delicious Mexican recipe!

 

Chipotle Salsa

Recipe Ingredients: 

1 large tomato
5 tomatillos
chipotle chiles as desired
1 onion, finely diced
1 clove of garlic
1 teaspoon of vinegar
oil
salt


Recipe Instructions: 

Boil the tomatillos and the chilis in a cup of water for 15 minutes.Liquify the chilis, the tomatoes, the tomatillos, the garlic and add the vinegar. Strain.Fry the onion; add the above mixture and cook 10 minutes more, stirring constantly. Add salt and serve with warm tortillas.Often served with queso añejo sprinkled on top (Romano cheese or dry or aged ricotta may be substituted). Chipotle is some times spelled chilpotle.