Sunday, August 21, 2011

Homemade Salsa

Since I was a little kid, I have gone to a local Mexican food restaurant called Marcados. The salsa at this restaurant is amazing. They make it like a 'stew' and serve it warm. Recently, I have tried recreating this recipe. I know I am on the right track but, the recipe needs a ton of work. Though, this a a great, warm salsa to serve with any hispanic/mexican meal at home. I usually will make a small batch to go with a meal. This recipe will be enough for 4 people. 

  • Three small vine ripe tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup of cilantro
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1/8 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • salt to taste

First, begin my blanching the tomatoes. Allow the tomatoes to cook  in boiling water for about five minutes. Remove the tomatoes from the water to cool. Then, take the skin off the tomatoes. Chop the tomatoes and place in a sauce pan along with the other ingredients. Cook the salsa by first bringing it to a boil on the stove then turn down the heat to a simmer. Allow the salsa to cook for a hour. Add salt to the salsa to taste and any more of the other seasonings if necessary. 



  1. Very interesting. I didn't know that salsa was served warm. Good luck tweaking that recipe!

  2. This looks delicious! If you find that you're adding things and making it even more tasty, let us know!

  3. Salsa is no less than a jewel of the Mexican Cuisine - its thick , its juicy & its tasty.I really liked your homemade piquant dip. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  4. I have never tried warm salsa, interesting. Will have to try and see if the family likes.