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mexican red table salsa, salsa roja de mesa

★★★★★ 22
a recipe by
Juliann Esquivel
Florida City, FL

This salsa dates back to my great-grandmother's time, I am sure even further back. This sauce has been passed down for generations. It is timeless and delicious. I have tweaked it a little bit. But basically, it is the same and nothing has been omitted. It's always been on my table next to the salt and pepper. Enjoy!

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We could not believe how easy this red salsa was to prepare. With a wonderful blend of tomatoes, garlic, jalapenos, onions, and cilantro, it tastes just like salsa you can find at an authentic Mexican restaurant. A Club favorite, this salsa really adds something special to your Mexican fiestas... or to your every day!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 22
serves a bunch
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For mexican red table salsa, salsa roja de mesa

  • 1 can
    Hunt's peeled whole tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 2 md
    jalapenos, sliced in pieces, seeds and all, remove stalk and discard
  • 1 md
    sweet onion, peeled and cut into fourths
  • 1 lg
    handful of fresh cilantro, leaves and stalks
  • 4 lg
    cloves of fresh garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 sm
    packet of Goya Sazon seasoning packet with Culantro y Achiote (1.41 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp
    Goya Adobo seasoning
  • if you don't like a lot of heat, use only one jalapeno. on the other hand if you like the heat you can add more jalapenos or a combination of jalapenos and serranos. optional

How To Make mexican red table salsa, salsa roja de mesa

  • Ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl.
    Put everything into a large microwavable bowl. Nuke for six minutes.
  • Pulsing ingredients after it's been microwaved.
    Pour everything into a blender and, with short pulses, pulse into small chunks. Do not let the blender liquefy everything. This salsa should be chunky.
  • Dipping a tortilla chip into Mexican Red Table Salsa, Roja de Mesa.
    Pour into a salsa bowl. Serve with nachos, tortilla chips, or with your grilled meats or chicken. Or as a side dish to season your meal. Enjoy! I spread this salsa on my bolillos see my post when making molletes and bolillos.