Side Dishes,  Snacks & Appetizers

Authentic Charred Blender Salsa

This is the BEST homemade and authentic salsa recipe made with fresh tomatoes and hot peppers. This is a blender salsa, so its very fast and easy. Charring the tomatoes is the key to flavor in this unique salsa roja recipe. It's perfect for a party appetizer or for a healthy snack. -APinchOfAdventure
This is the BEST homemade and authentic salsa recipe made with fresh tomatoes and hot peppers. This is a blender salsa, so its very fast and easy. Charring the tomatoes is the key to flavor in this unique salsa roja recipe. It's perfect for a party appetizer or for a healthy snack. -APinchOfAdventure
This is the BEST homemade and authentic salsa recipe made with fresh tomatoes and hot peppers. This is a blender salsa, so its very fast and easy. Charring the tomatoes is the key to flavor in this unique salsa roja recipe. It's perfect for a party appetizer or for a healthy snack. -APinchOfAdventure
This is the BEST homemade and authentic salsa recipe made with fresh tomatoes and hot peppers. This is a blender salsa, so its very fast and easy. Charring the tomatoes is the key to flavor in this unique salsa roja recipe. It's perfect for a party appetizer or for a healthy snack. -APinchOfAdventure
This is the BEST homemade and authentic salsa recipe made with fresh tomatoes and hot peppers. This is a blender salsa, so its very fast and easy. Charring the tomatoes is the key to flavor in this unique salsa roja recipe. It's perfect for a party appetizer or for a healthy snack. -APinchOfAdventure
This is the BEST homemade and authentic salsa recipe made with fresh tomatoes and hot peppers. This is a blender salsa, so its very fast and easy. Charring the tomatoes is the key to flavor in this unique salsa roja recipe. It's perfect for a party appetizer or for a healthy snack. -APinchOfAdventure
This is the BEST homemade and authentic salsa recipe made with fresh tomatoes and hot peppers. This is a blender salsa, so its very fast and easy. Charring the tomatoes is the key to flavor in this unique salsa roja recipe. It's perfect for a party appetizer or for a healthy snack. -APinchOfAdventure
This salsa is perfect for chips and compliments most meals. Check out the post to see how versatile and family friendly it is!- APinchOfAdventure
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This easy, authentic Mexican salsa recipe is made with fresh tomatoes and hot peppers and finished in a blender. Blender salsa ready in just a few minutes and will be the best party appetizer, healthy snack or condiment on your food.

This is titled “Everyday Salsa” for a reason. It is a staple in our house and we eat it nearly everyday. Most of ya’ll don’t understand the value of homemade salsa and how absolutely diverse and delicious it is. This is the salsa that I ate everyday in Mexico. The family that I lived with would make this on a daily basis and use it with every dish!

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I believe that homemade, authentic salsa just might one of the most underrated condiments of all time. Need some more flavor?? Salsa. Need some more spice?? SALSA. Need a healthy alternative? SALSA!!!!!

How to eat and use blender salsa

What can I put salsa on besides chips you ask??? Let me begin to open your mind to the world of possibilities here…

  • chips (this is a given)
  • eggs (scrambled, poached, fried)
  • Chilaquiles (I’ll post about this another time)
  • Any Mexican dish
  • Mexican Milanesa Chicken
  • Chicken
  • Pizza (yes pizza, try it, you’ll love it)
  • Baked potatoes
  • Tacos (authentic or American)
  • Hamburgers

And this is just the beginning! Not only is this a healthy snack for your kids, but it is sooooooo tasty and will keep in your fridge for about a week. I never use store bought salsa and my kids won’t eat it because they know the difference between homemade salsa and can taste it from a mile away. So let’s get started!

How do you char veggies for salsa?

Start by putting 6-7 whole tomatoes in a pan along with 3, or 4, or 5, or 6 serrano peppers (jalapenos will work as well). I use 5-6 hot peppers because I prefer my salsa spicy, but if I want my kids to eat it I use 4-5. If I have guests over I use 3. Put some spice in your life! You need at least 3!!!

Sear the tomatoes and hot peppers on med-high heat

Your tomatoes and peppers should begin to blister and get charred. This is what you want. Check out the video at the bottom in the recipe if you want to see more! After they are seared, transfer them to a cutting board and remove the cores from the tomatoes and the stems from the peppers.

Place in a blender with salt, garlic and lime juice and blend until mostly smooth. I recommend this Hamilton Beach blender from Amazon

Hamilton Beach Blender

Serve warm with chips or along with your preferred dish. This is THE BEST salsa!!!


Check out these recipes that would go great with this salsa!

The Best Mexican Milanesa chicken (pollo a la milanesa) is a thin chicken cutlet that is breaded and pan fried. This Mexican Chicken recipe is typically served with rice and salsa. Pollo A La Milanesa (pan fried Mexican Chicken)

This instant pot or slow cooker barbacoa beef recipe is super easy and delicious. Eat this Mexican shredded beef over rice, with tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas or flautas with your favorite toppings. This authentic Mexican food recipe is super easy! Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Barbacoa (Mexican Shredded Beef)

This authentic homemade refried beans recipes is the best recipe out there. Using an instant pot to cook the beans reduces the time and the flavor and smooth texture of these refried beans cannot be compared to any canned bean on the market. -APinchOfAdventure Homemade Refried Beans


Chips and salsa

Everyday Salsa

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 6-7 Tomatoes
  • 3-4 Serrano Peppers (or Jalapeno)
  • 2 teas Salt
  • 1/2 teas Garlic Powder
  • 1 Lime juiced

Instructions
 

  • Put tomatoes and serrano peppers in a pan and sear on med-high heat until blistered and charred on the outside
  • Remove to a cutting board and core the tomatoes and take the stems off of the hot peppers
  • Place in a blender with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth

Video

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