Authentic Mexican Spicy Salsa Recipe | Temps d’un Café
The Best Authentic Mexican Spicy Salsa Recipe | Temps d’un Café
Who doesn’t love an authentic Mexican spicy salsa recipe full of flavours? I am not talking about the ones you buy at the grocery store but a real one made with fresh tomatoes. My Authentic Mexican Spicy Salsa Recipe | Temps d’un Café is perfect for a platter when you have people over. This easy peasy recipe only takes a few seconds and will make you feel like you’re in Mexico city!
Authentic Mexican Spicy Salsa Recipe
My favourite Authentic Mexican Spicy Salsa Recipe made with fresh tomatoes and jalapeños
Who doesn’t love an authentic Mexican salsa full of flavours? I am not talking about the one you buy at the grocery store but instead, an easy peasy homemade authentic salsa. The concept of a red Mexican Spicy Salsa is quite simple, as long as you get the right ingredients. Find out how to make this easy Authentic Mexican Spicy Salsa recipe!
A simple yet important side dish in the Mexican culture
You have many different types and ways for a salsa. However, a very common one is the Salsa Roja. This red salsa is often on the table with other amazing options. The Salsa Roja is one of my favourite because of all the flavours you can find in it. My favourite ones are made with lots of spices but also acidity from the lime. However, feel free to adjust these key ingredients to your own taste. Please know that I am not Mexican, therefore, I truly hope I will make Mexican people proud with this recipe!
The key element to have a tasty Authentic Mexican Spicy Salsa
The key element to have as much flavours as possible is to roast your vegetables with some spices. Roasting everything will give an amazing taste and only add a few more minutes to your preparation. I love spices so much that I usually roast my fresh vegetables in the oven with olive oil, salt, pepper, a tiny bit of paprika, cayenne powder and garlic cloves! Remember that these ingredients will all be added to the blender so lots of spices means lots of flavours!
454 grams of grape tomatoes
4 Italian tomatoes (feel free to use whatever you prefer)
1 jalapeño (you can add 1 more if you want your salsa to be extra spicy but I can’t guarantee you’ll survive this)
6 garlic cloves
1 small white onion
1 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp of cayenne flakes or powder
1/2 tsp of paprika
salt & pepper
- Preheat your oven to broil.
- Cut your tomatoes, jalapeños, onion and garlic cloves. Cut them in medium chunk to make sure you get spices, salt and oil on all of them. Place everything on a pan and add your salt, pepper, olive oil and different spices all over them. This step is quite personal since quantities for your spices can be adjested to your own taste. However, I love salty salsa so I can go quite overboard with salt and lime.
- Broil for 8-10 minutes. Check regularly. You want that burned look on your vegetables!
- I prefer my Mexican Spicy Salsa not too warm so I usually let my vegetables cool down before processing everything. However, if you want to eat it NOW you totally can. Transfer everything in in a food processor or blender.
- Add your lime juice, a bit more spices if needed and my favourite, some tajine spice! This spice is literally everything and truly gives that little extra touch a salsa roja needs.
- Now blend but not too much! If you want your salsa to look like mine, pulse a little bit at a time scraping down sides as needed until thoroughly combined. This step should be quite fast since you don’t want to over blend your salsa.
- Transfer to a bowl and keep in a refrigirator (or not).
*Tips of the day: If you find the acidity too intense, add a pinch of white sugar to the mixture. This will helps!
How to serve an Authentic Mexican Spicy Salsa for your guests
Serving a salsa by itself can be quite boring! Instead, decorate a small platter with a delicious homemade guacamole and a bowl of yogourt with cilantro. Serve your salsa with some tortilla chips so your guests can easily dip in. My favourite part of Mexican food is all the toppings you can add like fresh lime, tabasco, tajine spices and so on. You could also make my amazing Mexican Avocado Zucchini Toast recipe and add the salsa as a delicious topping. In other words, your options are endless!
It wouldn’t it be a Mexican platter without a delicious margarita. Try this amazing margarita recipe from my favourite, 1 ou 2 Cocktails.
Cheers and bon appétit!