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Salsa Picante

Last updated on June 22nd, 2019 at 06:01 pm

This Salsa Picante (Hot Salsa) is quick and easy to make and can be thrown together within minutes for an easy dip when you have guests over. A fresh tomato salsa with a real kick to it, you can use it on tacos, burritos, eggs, as a salad dressing or just dig in with some tortilla chips.

Salsa Picante

This Salsa Picante lives up to its name, as it is HOT! Don’t let that put you off though. You can always dial down the heat by using less chilli, or more if you really love spice. Fresh tomatoes are blended up with garlic, coriander (cilantro), garlic, lime and chillies to make a juicy salsa that you will want to put on everything!

If you have a lot of tomatoes to use up at the end of summer, then this is a great recipe for that! Unlike our Restaurant Style Salsa, this uses fresh tomatoes and the fresher the better, as you can really taste the difference.

What’s the Difference Between Salsa Picante and Pice de Gallo?

That’s a good question! A salsa is more of a sauce and more blended and liquidy, where as pico de gallo is a chunkier salad. They both have very similar ingredients and can be used in the same way though.

How To Use Salsa Picante

You are going to want to make this salsa all summer long, so make sure you have lots of different ways to use it. We serve it as a dip with tortillas and guac at any kind of party we have, but there is so much more you can do with it. Use it as a spicy salad dressing or put it on top of your eggs for breakfast.

Other ways to use it include serving it with these Vegan Burrito Bowls, Grilled Chicken Tacos, Mexican Bean Burgers, or on these epic Breakfast Nachos.

How Long Does This Salsa Keep For?

If you store this salsa in an air tight container in the fridge then it will last for about a week. Any longer than that and it won’t taste as fresh, but good luck trying to resist eating it all for a week!

How To Make Salsa Picante – Step by Step

One: Put all of the ingredients in to a food processor. Two: Blend until smooth with a few chunks in it (or until desired consistency). Three: Pour in to a pan and simmer for 3-4 minutes and then cool before serving.

Other Sauce and Dip Recipes To Try:

Healthy BBQ Sauce Restaurant Style Salsa Black Bean Corn Salsa Roasted Carrot Hummus The Best Guacamole Recipe Avocado Feta Salsa

Some extra tips for this Salsa Picante:

  1. You don’t have to heat the salsa, and you can just serve it straight away. But it does make it juicier and make it a nicer red colour.

  2. You can experiment with this salsa to adapt it to your own tastes. If you want less heat, use less chilli. If you don’t love coriander, use less or leave it out. Want it more zesty? Add more lime!

  3. Serve with burritos, tacos, on eggs or as a salad dressing.Do you want to be kept up to date on more delicious posts like this? Please subscribe to the blog mailing list (it takes 30 seconds). Click here to sign up.

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5 from 3 votes

Salsa Picante

This Salsa Picante makes a great salad dressing that is much healthier than the bottled salad dressing you can buy and it is oil free too, if you are trying to cut down on oil.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time5 mins

Total Time10 mins

Course: Sauce/Spread

Cuisine: Mexican

Keyword: mexican salsa, mexican sauce, salsa recipe, sauce recipe

Servings: 8 people

Calories: 36kcal

Author: Dannii

Ingredients

  1. 8 tomatoes

  2. 2 jalapenos (or to taste)

  3. 25 g fresh coriander (cilantro)

  4. 1 onion

  5. 4 garlic cloves

  6. 2 limes (juice only)

  7. 1 pinch sea salt and black pepper

UK measures - US measures

Instructions

Put all of the ingredients in to a food processor.

Blend until smooth with a few chunks in it (or until desired consistency).

Pour in to a pan and simmer for 3-4 minutes and then cool before serving.

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Notes

  1. You don't have to heat the salsa, and you can just serve it straight away. But it does make it juicier and make it a nicer red colour.

  2. You can experiment with this salsa to adapt it to your own tastes. If you want less heat, use less chilli. If you don't love coriander, use less or leave it out. Want it more zesty? Add more lime!

  3. Serve with burritos, tacos, on eggs or as a salad dressing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1portion | Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1280IU | Vitamin C: 28.2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.5mg

This post was originally published on 20th May 2013 and updated on 1st May 2019.

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