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A Crowd Pleasing Salsa Roja – Recipe Ideas From The Instacart Team

Michael R.

Michael R.

Last Updated: Nov 2, 2021

About This Recipe

This family recipe for a crowd-pleasing Salsa Roja comes from Instacart team member Michael R. It’s a red salsa recipe that’s very easy to make whenever you have guests or are just in the mood for some chips and salsa. This recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Total Servings

2 Quarts of Salsa Produced

Ingredients Needed for Salsa Roja

Additional Recommended Supplies

  • Medium Sauce Pot
  • Blender

How to Make Salsa Roja: Step by Step

  1. Rinse and cut the stems off of the Jalapeños.
  2. Heat up a medium saucepot to almost smoking.
  3. Sear your jalapeños so they’re brown on 2 sides.
  4. Add water to the pot until the jalapeños are submerged.
  5. Boil jalapeños until they are soft.
  6. Put the canned tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, green onion, and garlic in a blender.
  7. Add some salt and pepper to taste and blend.
  8. Once it’s blended to your liking, check the seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve with chips, tacos, quesadillas, tostadas. Whatever you like salsa on.
  10. Additional Salsa-making Tip: Consider saving your boiling liquid to thin out the salsa if needed.

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Salsa Roja

Recipe by Michael R.Course: RecipesCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

40

kcal
Total time

30

minutes

A red salsa recipe that’s very easy to make whenever you have guests or are just in the mood for some chips and salsa. This recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.

Ingredients

  • 1 28oz Can of Whole San Marzano Tomatoes

  • 7 Jalepeños (10 if you’re feeling spicy)

  • 1 Bunch of Cilantro (Cut off stems)

  • 2 Green Onions (Cut off roots)

  • 5 Garlic Cloves (Whole)

  • Salt + Pepper to Taste

  • Additional Recommended Supplies
  • Medium Sauce Pot

  • Blender

Directions

  • Rinse and cut the stems off of the Jalapeños.
  • Heat up a medium saucepot to almost smoking.
  • Sear your jalapeños so they’re brown on 2 sides.
  • Add water to the pot until the jalapeños are submerged.
  • Boil jalapeños until they are soft.
  • Put the canned tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, green onion, and garlic in a blender.
  • Add some salt and pepper to taste and blend.
  • Once it’s blended to your liking, check the seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with chips, tacos, quesadillas, tostadas. Whatever you like salsa on.

Notes

  • Consider saving your boiling liquid to thin out the salsa if needed.
Michael R.

Michael R.

Michael R. is a member of the Instacart team. To read more of Michael's posts, you can browse the company blog or search by keyword using the search bar at the top of the page.

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