Authentic Mexican Salsa Recipes

Authentic Mexican Salsa Recipes

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

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

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

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.


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Garden Fresh Salsa

Garden Fresh Salsa

Fresh Garden Salsa Recipes

Garden Fresh Salsa

1 small zucchini
1 small yellow squash
4 medium plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 small roasted red pepper
1 poblano pepper, roasted, seeded and chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1 teaspoon oregano, dried
1/2 lime, juice of
salt and pepper

Dice the zucchini and squash into uniform pieces.

Transfer to a bowl and combine with the tomatoes, bell and poblano peppers, and onion.

Mix in the oregano and lime juice.

Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Let the salsa sit 15 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld.

Fresh Garden Salsa

  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato Sauce
  • 1/3 cup tomato Paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • Tortilla chips

In a bowl, combine green pepper, celery, tomato, onion, carrot, fresh cilantro, and diced tomatoes.

In separate bowl, combine water, tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, fresh lemon juice, and fresh ground black pepper. Stir into vegetable mixture.

Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.


Fresh Salsa Recipes


  • 4 cups chopped peeled fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 to 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Let stand for about 1 hour. Serve at room temperature. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.



Fresh Salsa


  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 hot chile peppers, Serrano or Jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • salt and pepper


Put chopped onion and garlic in a strainer; pour 2 cups boiling water over them then let drain throughly. Discard water. Cool.

Combine onions and garlic with chopped tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours to blend flavors.
Makes about 2 cups of salsa.


Homemade Salsa

3 large ripe tomatoes, diced or 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juice
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small green bell pepper, seeds and veins removed, and minced
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles with juice
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Fried Tortilla Chips, recipe follows
Other ingredients you may want to add:
1 small red onion, finely diced
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large avocado, peeled and diced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 mango, peeled and diced
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
2 limes, juiced
Combine all ingredients, and any extra ingredients you may want to add, in a large glass bowl. Stir well with a spoon. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until serving time.

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