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A delicious Mexican salsa that is big on flavor!

Salsa Macha

This unique spicy salsa goes great with all of your favorite Mexican dishes! A little will go a long way!

Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican recipes, pork, tamales
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 65 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 1/2 tbsp of sesame seeds
  • 1 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 15 morita chilies seeds removed
  • 5 arbol chilies seeds removed
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • salt to taste


  1. Heat a pot over medium heat and toast the sesame seeds.
  2. Transfer the seeds to a blender.
  3. Add the oil to the pot.
  4. When oil is hot add the morita chilies and fry until the chilies start to puff up. This should take less than 30 seconds.
  5. Transfer chilies to blender. Then fry the arbol chilies for a few seconds until slightly darkened in color. Then transfer to blender.
  6. Fry the garlic cloves until they turn a golden color and transfer to blender.
  7. Let the chilies and the oil in the pot cool for about 10-15 min.
  8. Blend the ingredients in the blender for about 10 seconds or until ground into a pulp, add a little bit of the oil if needed.
  9. Add the rest of the oil and blend for 20 seconds more.
  10. Transfer salsa to a bowl and add vinegar and salt to taste.
  11. Serve and refrigerate any leftovers.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Salsa Macha
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.