Mesquite Chiltepin Salsa

For my birthday I wanted to make a salsa that comprised my favorite chile as well as my favorite seasoning, so I decided to create a Mesquite Chiltepin Salsa. This salsa is very hot from the extremely spicy chiltepins, but also has a delicious smokey flavor from the roasted tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, onions, asContinue reading “Mesquite Chiltepin Salsa”

Blueberry Serrano Salsa

Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits to eat, so I have been wanting to integrate them into a salsa for quite awhile. I came up with a Blueberry Serrano Salsa that offers an abundance of sweet and spicy flavors. By themselves, blueberries are a delicious fruit, but they always taste even better when mixedContinue reading “Blueberry Serrano Salsa”

Salsa Macha de Calabaza

Cranberries, stuffing, and sweet potatoes are all fine side dishes on Thanksgiving, but what about a savory Salsa Macha de Calabaza to compliment your turkey? Salsa Macha de Calabaza combines roasted pumpkin seeds with a trio of dried chiles to create a side dish full of heat and nutty flavors. I always eat my turkeyContinue reading “Salsa Macha de Calabaza”

Salsa Roja

My version made with three guajillos, three árbols, three New Mexico reds, and a few chiltepins. Its not as spicy as you would think, as its balanced out nicely with cilantro, roasted onions, garlic, a red bell pepper, and ground cloves. This came about because I was out of salsa earlier in the week andContinue reading “Salsa Roja”


X-Ni-Pek has the same concept of a pico de gallo with tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, but the addition of habañeros and 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 came aboutContinue reading “X-Ni-Pek”

Roasted Apple Salsa

Autumn is apple harvesting season, so why not incorporate this delicious fruit into a Roasted Apple Salsa? I was originally inspired by Chef Marcela Valladolid’s Roasted Tomatillo and Apple Salsa recipe to try using apples in a salsa. Chef Marcela’s recipe is very tasty with the combination of tomatillos, Granny Apples, jalapeños, and fresh cilantro.Continue reading “Roasted Apple Salsa”

Salsa Otoño

The combination of apple cider vinegar and a hint of ground cloves puts you in a perfect autumn mood, but there’s no need to worry about a fall chill with the presence of Chiltepin Pima Bajo in Salsa Otoño. More than likely you’re probably wondering, what is a Chiltepin Pima Bajo? Well, they are aContinue reading “Salsa Otoño”

Salsa de Granada Roja

For those that aren’t familiar granada means pomegranate in Spanish. Pomegranates are one of my favorite fruits to eat, mainly because I grew up with several pomegranate trees in my backyard. They are also a very healthy food source full of antioxidants. Check out more of their health benefits here. My parents just brought meContinue reading “Salsa de Granada Roja”

Salsa Sandia Aleppo

When I decided to plant watermelons in my garden for the first time this year, in the back of my mind I knew I wanted to experiment with this fruit in a salsa. Now that the watermelons have grown to full size and after a rare chile discovery at the farmers market, I have aContinue reading “Salsa Sandia Aleppo”


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