Salsa Recipe – Authentic Mexican Salsa Roja made with fresh ingredients is a perfect appetizer or snack to enjoy this summer.
There are many different types of salsas in Mexican cuisine. That said, one of the most popular and well known is definitely salsa roja. It makes an appearance at almost every Mexican restaurant, and is almost always served with meals in Mexican homes.
Today, I want to share my simple, fresh recipe for salsa roja that I learned to make while growing up in Mexico.
My mom always made this salsa roja recipe and served it with homemade tortilla chips and other recipes, like huevos rancheros. It is such a simple recipe, and it is better than anything that you can buy in the store.
It includes fresh ingredients including tomatoes, onions, and cilantro and you won’t want to stop eating it once you stop. The good thing is that it is healthy, so you won’t feel so bad about indulging a little bit.
Whenever I make this salsa roja for my family, we go through it in a hurry. It usually doesn’t last more than a day, but there have been a few times where we have used it a couple of times in the same week for different meals.
This is a great salsa for beginners in Mexican cuisine. There are other salsas that are a little bit more complicated, and which require that you char the tomatoes and other veggies first. This salsa roja recipe, however, just requires that you blend the raw vegetables together, and then cook them with a bit of olive oil before adding onions and cilantro.
If you are keeping track, we have a few other great salsa and dip recipes on the site for you to check out as well. This is what we have so far:
- Authentic Mexican Salsa Verde
- Mexican Style Guacamole
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Creamy Avocado Salsa
- Mango and Cucumber Salsa
I hope that you enjoy this salsa recipe as much as we do. Let me know in the comments below.
- 3 Tomatoes
- 1/4 Onion
- 1/4 bunch of cilantro
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 jalapeno
- olive oil
- salt to taste
- Blend the tomato, garlic, and jalapeno in a blender.
- Separately, dice the onions and the cilantro.
- Add the tomato, garlic, jalapeno mixture to a frying pan with a small amount of olive oil.
- Heat over medium high heat until it begins to boil, and then remove from heat.
- Put the salsa in a bowl, add the cilantro and onion, and stir well.
- Add salt to taste.