Roasted salsa roja pairs perfectly with eggs, tacos, chips and many other of your favorite Mexican foods.
Isn’t Mexican food just the best?
The cuisine is much more varied than what we get at our local Mexican restaurants.
I have found that each cook makes a unique salsa and that’s what I love about Mexican cuisine.
Actually I feel that way about other Mexican dishes as well.
When it comes to making salsa it seems like there’s no correct way of doing it.
Some people like to roast the ingredients while some prefer to boil.
It seems it all comes down to preference.
I love experimenting with different dried chiles to see what I can come up with.
For this roasted salsa roja I used chile pequin.
When I came home from church the other day I was so hungry and wanted something simple like eggs.
So that’s when I raided my cabinets and came up with this delicious salsa.
I roasted the tomatoes in the oven until they were soft and the skin was partly blackened.
Then I toasted the rest of the ingredients in a skillet which gives the chiles an extra special flavor that I love.
We enjoyed the salsa with scrambled eggs and some refried beans. A very humble and cheap meal yet so delicious and full of flavor!
Roasted Salsa Roja Recipe
This salsa is a great addition to many of your favorite foods. Give it a try!
How do you make your salsa roja? I always love hearing how other people make theirs!
Roasted Salsa Roja
Roasted salsa roja goes perfectly with many of your favorite Mexican meals!
- 4 roma tomatoes
- 1/4 white onion roughly chopped
- 2 garlic cloves
- 4 tsp chile pequin
- 1/2 cup of water
Heat oven to 500.
Place tomatoes and garlic on baking sheet and bake until the tomato skins are blackened.Remove skin from garlic after it has cooled.
Over medium heat in a skillet toast the chiles until they are slightly darkened.
Remove the chiles from the skillet and toast the onion until browned.
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and add 1/2 cup of water.
Blend for about a minute and pour into serving dish and salt to taste.
Refrigerate any leftovers.