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mexican salsa in a bowl with chips.

Easy Mexican Salsa Recipe

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  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy Mexican salsa recipe is the perfect go-to tomato salsa for any Mexican dish! It’s flavorful, and authentic, and is made with only 3 simple ingredients. Make sure you make a large batch because you’ll run out faster than you think.


  • 78 Roma tomatoes
  • 78 chiles de arbol, (deseed- optional)
  • 23 garlic cloves
  • Salt to taste


  1. Turn a griddle on medium-high heat. Once it’s hot, add your tomatoes, garlic, and chilies.
  2. Roast chilies for 20 seconds on each side and no more than that. They burn very easily so take these off as soon as you see them turn a bright red color.
  3. Roast the tomatoes until they are charred on all sides, about 10-15 minutes total.
  4. Roast garlic for 7-10 minutes on the outer edge of the griddle to avoid burning.
  5. Once everything is roasted, add it all to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a sealable container and let it cool off at room temperature.
  6. Once it has cooled off, place it in the refrigerator and use it as you please!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15