An authentic Mexican salsa recipe for salsa taquera is served at just about every taco stand in Mexico. This extremely popular salsa, the child of Mexico City’s vibrant corner street vendor food culture, has spread throughout the country to such an extent that, today, you can walk up to any taco stand in Mexico and be almost 100% certain that you’ll find some variation of this authentic salsa taquera recipe right there on their tables, in the salsa bar.
Joined at the top of the list of incredibly popular Mexican salsas by salsa roja and salsa verde, the scope of salsa taquera’s popularity is rivaled only be the magnitude of how delicious it is. A few Mexican friends of mine joke that there is without question a little salsa taquera in the DNA of every Mexican alive today, and tell me that this salsa has become so successful and widespread that even the Mexican grocery company giants like Herdez now produce their own blend of it that you can just pick up for a couple of pesos when you’re low on energy and feel like lazing out instead of using this recipe to make your own from scratch!
This simple salsa is easy to make and can be used on pretty much any kind of taco you can whip up. I’m assuming that you’re going to use a blender to make this, which is going to be both faster and easier. But if you really want to make this salsa the traditional way, you can break out the ultimate traditional cooking tool: the molcajete, and grind your ingredients up with the pestle and mortar to make your salsa taquera. Well that’s enough exposition; time to make this tasty Mexican salsa:
Cook Time: fifteen minutes, roughly
The Ingredients for this Mexican salsa recipe:
garlic cloves (two of them)
chipotle chiles (six, or three if you’re not used to spicy food)
white vinegar (1/8 cup)
water (two cups)
serrano pepper (one)
oregano (1 tbsp, dry)
tomatillos (ten green ones)
roman tomatoes (two, small)
black pepper (one table spoon)
salt to taste (I recommend about 1 tsp)
- Place the tomatillos and tomatoes in a pot with the water and bring them to a boil.
- Once boiling, drain and add them to a blender.
- Add the rest of ingredients in the list to the blender, and then simply blend it all to complete this easy Mexican salsa recipe.
And that’s all there is to it! You’ve just made a very famous authentic Mexican salsa recipe! Use this salsa to dress your tacos us with a super delicious extra layer of flavor that is all but guaranteed to compliment the existing flavors in the tacos. This salsa is perfect for just about any Mexican dishes where salsa is appropriate (which is most of them!), but I really recommend trying it with tacos al pastor and carne asada for two truly delicious combinations, if you get the chance. Buen provecho!