Authentic Mexican Red Taco Salsa Spicy

Authentic Mexican Red Taco Salsa Spicy

This Authentic Mexican Red Taco Salsa brings a spicy, deep flavor to your tacos, enhancing them with the traditional tastes of Mexico. Made from roasted tomatoes and chili peppers, this salsa balances heat with the rich, smoky undertones of charred vegetables. Whether spooned over your favorite tacos or used as a dipping sauce, it promises to add an authentic kick to your meal.


  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 2-3 dried Ć”rbol chilies (adjust according to spice preference)
  • 2-3 jalapeƱos (for a fresher, green heat)
  • 1 large white onion, quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (optional, for a slight tang)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Water, as needed for blending


Roast the Ingredients:

  1. Preheat your broiler to high and place the tomatoes, Ɣrbol chilies, jalapeƱos, onion quarters, and garlic cloves on a baking sheet. Broil until they start to char and blister, turning occasionally for even roasting. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Peel Garlic: Once cool enough to handle, peel the garlic cloves.

Blend the Salsa:

  1. Blend Tomatoes and Peppers: Remove the stems from the chilies and jalapeƱos. Add the roasted tomatoes, chilies, jalapeƱos, onion, and garlic to a blender. Include a bit of water to help blend, if necessary.
  2. Season: Add salt and apple cider vinegar to the blender. Blend until smooth or leave it slightly chunky, as per your preference.

Finish with Cilantro:

  1. Add Fresh Cilantro: Pour the salsa into a bowl and stir in the chopped cilantro for freshness.


  • Adjust Consistency: If the salsa is too thick, you can thin it with a little water until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Taste and Adjust Seasoning: Check the seasoning and adjust the salt or add more vinegar if needed.
  • Chill Before Serving: For the best flavor, let the salsa chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Tips for the Perfect Salsa:

  • Roasting Depth: Roasting the ingredients deepens the salsa’s flavor, adding a smoky richness that’s characteristic of many Mexican dishes.
  • Heat Levels: The heat of the salsa can be adjusted by the number and type of chilies used. Ɓrbol chilies add a dry, fiery heat, while jalapeƱos introduce a milder, green spice.
  • Storage: This salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Enjoy your Authentic Mexican Red Taco Salsa as a vibrant, spicy addition to tacos, grilled meats, or as a standalone dip that brings the essence of Mexico to your table.

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