Mexico is so popular with the huge number of various salsas, all very tasty! Whether you like it hot and spicy, cold and mild, easy or complicated, there are so many different kinds, it will take forever to try them all! I added my simple recipe for Salsa Verde (Green Sauce) and Salsa Verde (boiled version) already, now it’s time for the Red Sauce, Salsa Roja.
Salsa Roja can be made from different varieties of chili peppers, and tomatoes (jitomate) can be used as a base. Every family has their favorite styles for cooking Salsas and adding ingredients.
Also, there are different techniques for making Salsa Roja, where you can first roast whole vegetables in a dry frying pan, grill, or oven, then beat them in a blender with cilantro and olive oil. Another option is to boil the vegetables in water over low heat for 20 minutes, then blend, then simmer with oil. The simplest way is just to blend the raw vegetables in a blender and serve. Or, like me, blend them raw, and then simmer with oil in a frying pan. Instead of a blender, you can use a mortar as well (molcajete).
Of course, the main thing for the salsa is to use fresh, high-quality products; cilantro leaves should be fresh, and the tomatoes must be red and ripe, this will give the salsa a bright and flavorful taste and color.
I highly recommend to make this salsa at home, as homemade salsas are always tastier and better than from the grocery store, especially since the recipe is also very simple and easy to prepare.
This sauce is perfect for enchiladas, huevos rancheros, tacos, quesadillas or just with corn chips. And beer, don’t forget beer!
Easy Mexican Red Tomato Sauce (Salsa Roja) Recipe
By November 26, 2019Published:
Mexico is so popular with the huge number of various salsas, all very tasty! Whether you like it hot and spicy, cold and mild, easy or …
- 9 Roma tomatoes
- half of an onion
- 3-5 cloves of garlic
- 1 jalapeño or serrano the amount to your taste
- salt, pepper to taste
- small bunch of cilantro
- vegetable oil
- Beat in a blender tomatoes, onions, pepper, and garlic. Salt and pepper to your taste. If more is needed, add whatever it is you want and need, and after add cilantro, then beat it again
- Heat a little vegetable oil in a heavy bottom saucepan or deep frying pan, and pour the sauce and simmer until it thickens. Mix once in a while, then chill to room temperature.
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