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Authentic Mexican Salsa Recipe

This recipe is one of the most fun and simple Mexican food recipes to make and can be used as a cooking ingredient or a dip. It also keeps for a week in the refrigerator so you can double the recipe if it is going to be used. This authentic Mexican salsa recipe combines tomatoes, garlic, and oil with oregano and salt. A lot of store bought salsa recipes contain preservatives and other chemicals but when you make your own you know it will be healthy and pure.

There are so many different authentic Mexican salsa recipes to choose from but very often the most simple ones are the best and you will enjoy this authentic Mexican salsa recipe with oregano and garlic.

You can adjust the amount of jalapeño peppers used, depending on whether you prefer a mild or hot salsa. Homemade authentic Mexican salsa recipes are always preferable to store-bought because they contain only natural ingredients and no artificial additives or chemical preservatives. You can use fresh tomatoes in this authentic Mexican salsa recipe if you prefer but you need to peel them first. The easiest way to do that would be to plunge them into boiling water for a minute and then into ice water. The skin will come off easily.

This has to be one of the simplest Mexican salsa recipes of all, especially because you are using canned tomatoes rather than having to finely dice fresh ones. The garlic can be dried or fresh minced, and you can use either extra-virgin olive oil (recommended) or regular olive oil.

A pinch of dried oregano works here, or you could use fresh for a lighter flavor. You only have to blend these ingredients together to make the salsa and, even though you are using canned tomatoes here rather than fresh ones, you will find the finished salsa offers a ‘fresh’ flavor you simply do not get from the readymade kind you can get from the grocery store.

An Easy Yet Traditional Mexican Salsa
Summary: One of our easiest Mexican salsa recipes, this one only requires that you blend canned tomatoes with oil, oregano, garlic and salt, and this is a nice dip for chips.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
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  • 16 oz canned tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  1. Blend everything together.
  2. Add more seasoning if required.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro and ½ cup of diced onion.
  4. Pour this mixture into an airtight jar and chill it until needed.

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The easiest tomato salsa recipe can be made from scratch in as few as 5 minutes, so this is the perfect recipe to bookmark if you are in a hurry and craving a nice homemade dip for your chips. Although salsa is often associated with chips, it is a versatile condiment, and you can use it instead of ketchup, put some on your cheeseburger, add it to Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes like tacos or fajitas, enjoy it as part of a buffet, or find brand new uses for it. This is an economical recipe to make if you are expecting a crowd too. Pair it with a few large bags of tortilla chips, for an appetizer everyone will love.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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