2-ingredient easy mexican salsa recipe

Salsas are at the heart of Mexican food. They are responsible for that extra kick of spiciness and deliciousness in every bite of a taco, an enchilada, or a simple tortilla chip. Yes, this is a two-ingredient easy Mexican salsa recipe.

Authentic mexican salsa in a traditional salsera

About this easy Mexican salsa

This is the salsa roja I grew up eating almost every day; it is simple yet delicious. This salsa reminds me of my hometown every time I make it, and it is perfect for quesadillas, tacos, burritos, or as a dip for a healthy snack or appetizer.

tomatoes and chiles for an easy salsa roja

Ingredients for the salsa roja

  • Fresh tomatoes, any fresh tomato will work here, I love Roma or Hothouse tomatoes (pictured) for my salsas, but any tomato will do. Just makes sure you have fleshy, ripe, and firm ones.
  • Serrano or jalapeño peppers. The beauty of this sauce is that you can easily control how spicy you want the salsa to be. If extra spicy is your choice add more chiles; if you wish to mild salsa add one chile and three to four tomatoes.

How to make traditional Mexican salsa

This is a two-ingredient, two-step, easy Mexican salsa. Roast the tomatoes and chiles on a griddle (affiliate link), frying pan, or oven. When completely charred, blend with a pinch of salt.

Mexican salsa roja in the blender

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Easy mexican salsa in a mexican salsera
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Two-ingredient Mexican salsa

Alejandra Graf
This is the easiest Mexican salsa recipe you will ever find, make it to have perfect fresh homemade salsa roja each time you crave it or your food needs an extra flavor kick.
5 de 1 voto
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course salsa
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 cups
Calories 35 kcal


  • blender
  • Griddle, comal or frying pan


  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 jalapeños
  • a good pinch of salt


  • Roast the tomaotes and chiles until charred on all sides.
  • Blend with a good pinch of salt.


Store in a tightly closed container in the fridge. It will last up to three days.


Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 456mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1593IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword autentica salsa mexicana, authentic mexican salsa, mexican red sauce, salsa roja


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