One of the many great things about living in Southern California is great authentic Mexican food. I probably eat more Mexican than any other type of food. And what is Mexican food without a good Spicy Salsa?
I've made many different kinds of salsas and Pico de Gallo's (the chunky version of salsa) over the years, but this salsa is one of my favorites. Very similar to my Chunky Chili Style Salsa, but not as chunky.
In my opinion, the Salsa served in a Mexican restaurant will pretty much dictate what the rest of their menu will taste like. If you can't master Salsa, then how the heck will you master delicious Mexican dishes? Think about it and get back to me.
Going out to restaurants can get expensive at times so when you and your family crave Mexican food, just make sure you try this authentic Salsa recipe and you won't be disappointed.
Do you ever wonder where Salsa comes from? I mean we all probably figure it's from Mexico but...? I found this article that explains it all.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,000 on the Scoville Scale|
🍅 How long does Salsa last
While several factors come into play, homemade salsa will last 4 to 6 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze salsa in an airtight container or bag for up to 4 months.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Spicy Salsa recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Roma Tomatoes, Jalapeños, White Onion, Red Onion, Fresh Cilantro, Garlic Cloves, Lime, Ground Cumin, Sea Salt and Chili Powder.
🥣 How to Make Spicy Salsa
Add all ingredients to your food processor and pulse until you reach the desired consistency.
Serve with tortilla chips.
- 6 Roma Tomatoes
- 3 Fresh Jalapeño, stemmed
- 1 Medium White Onion
- 1 Small Red Onion
- 1 Cup Fresh Cilantro
- 5 Garlic Cloves
- 3 Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 tablespoon Ground Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
- Add all ingredients to your food processor and pulse until you reach the desired consistency.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.