X-Ni-Pek has the same concept as a pico de gallo with tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, but the addition of habañeros and sour oranges gives this salsa a tropical flair with a powerful heat. This salsa originated in the Yucatán from the Mayans. The name X-Ni-Pek is a Mayan phrase for “Wet Dog Nose,” which cameContinue reading “X-Ni-Pek”
Salsa Güerito y Coco has a bit of everything. A creamy texture, a fierce heat, and a hint of coconut makes this a unique salsa for your taste buds. This salsa took time to develop, as my earliest versions did not meet my satisfaction. I had been wanting to incorporate coconuts and güeritos into aContinue reading “Salsa Güerito y Coco”
Salsa Cariño is a new creation I made based off my usual tomatillo chiltepín salsa, but increasing the sweetness with the inclusion of honey. Cariño in Spanish refers to someone you love who is very kind or sweet. It’s like calling someone “my dear” or “my honey.” That word is very appropriate for this dishContinue reading “Salsa Cariño”
Salsa Hoja Santa Chipotle is a delicious blend of heat, smokiness, and herbs that can be served as an addictive appetizer for your party or a tasty side dish to your main course. The salsa is not overly spicy, but provides enough of a spark from the chiles de árbol to keep you humble. ChipotleContinue reading “Salsa Hoja Santa Chipotle”
Flowers and strawberries are always a special treat on Valentine’s Day, but what about including them in Salsa a la Valentina as a special gift for your loved one this year. Salsa a la Valentina is full of romantic flavors from the roasted bell peppers, sweet strawberries, juicy Mexican Pickled Onions, and some spiciness fromContinue reading “Salsa a la Valentina”
The strawberry craze continued this week after I took another visit to the farmers market to purchase more fresh strawberries from Oxnard, California. I followed up last week’s Pico de Gallo con Fresas with a smooth mixture of strawberries, roasted red bell peppers and fresnos for my version of Salsa Fresa. The salsa is notContinue reading “Salsa Fresa”
I was excited to find fresh strawberries being sold during my most recent visit to the Rillito Park Farmers Market. The vibrantly red strawberries were harvested out of Oxnard, California. I ended up buying a full tray of them as I love the taste of fresh strawberries and I wanted to incorporate this fruit intoContinue reading “Pico de Gallo con Fresas”
This salsa is not for the faint of heart with an intense habañero heat and plenty of citric acid in my version of Salsa Brava. Brava is translated to “brave” in Spanish and to eat this salsa you need to be ready for a challenge. The combination of six roasted habañeros, a red fresno, aContinue reading “Salsa Brava”
Salsa Chiltepin Granada packs a punch with the combination of chiltepins, guajillo, and ancho chiles, but that initial kick gets balanced off by the sweetness of pomegranate juice. The mixture of the sweet and spicy flavors is addictive and perfect for snacking on chips. Salsa Chiltepin Granada also works great as a topping for tacosContinue reading “Salsa Chiltepin Granada”
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