How to make Homemade Tomato Salsa

>>  Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Along with the Tortilla Chips, I planned on making Cheese Dip and Tomato Salsa. My first exposure to Mexican Cuisine happened when my Mexican colleague visited us. She loves Indian Food and Indian Shops. I took her around couple of times and we even had cooking sessions at work place. While she was talking about Indian Food, I was asking her about Mexican and she was so happy to share all the details.

We had prepared Enchiladas both Chicken and Vegetarian for our staff. That's when she made a Tomato Salsa and spoke to me about the different salsas they make! Since I was more concerned on getting my vegetarian Enchiladas, I was not paying much attention and only referred back to the recipe when I was actually making the Salsa myself.

Then I read about all Salsa. Salsas can be served as a relish, sauce and a dip. All in all dish if you must know. There is a fresh, salad version, grilled and roasted version and a sauce version. I am sure the Mexicans love their salsas.

I have made both the fresh and roasted version and was waiting to make the sauce version. When I had made the Vegetarian Fajitas, I got Tomato Salsa Sauce and Taco Seasoning along with the Tortillas. I was waiting to make it myself at home.

So when I selected to make Tortillas Chips, I decided it will be a sauce. For the third day under Combo dishes it's  Homemade Tortilla Chips served with Homemade Cheese Dip and Tomato Salsa Sauce!

Tomato Salsa ~ Restaurant Style

Ingredients Needed

Ripe Tomatoes - 2 -3 medium
Green Shallots - 1 
Tomato Paste - 3 -4 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Red Jalapeno Paste / chili paste - 1/4 cup 
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt a pinch
Taco seasoning - 1 tsp
Olive Oil - 1 tsp

How to make the Tomato Salsa

Heat a non stick pan with olive oil, saute the green shallots, finely chopped tomato, chili paste, tomato paste, water, sugar and taco seasoning. Cook on meadium heat, stirring to ensure it gets properly cooked. When the mixture thickens slightly remove from heat and set aside to cool. 

Serve as a dip

This sauce tasted much like the store bought Salsa Sauce, except that was more tangy and tart, maybe because of vinegar that must have been added.


Usha September 2, 2015 at 12:16 AM  

To me all the salsas look similar with minor changes.. :)

Sapana Behl September 2, 2015 at 1:03 AM  

I like your tomato salsa.Very nicely made...

Nivedhanams Sowmya September 2, 2015 at 9:59 AM  

very refreshing salsa!! i am also doing Mexican today.. same pinch!!!

Padmajha PJ September 2, 2015 at 5:51 PM  

Love the color of the salsa. Looks vibrant....

Gayathri Kumar September 3, 2015 at 10:43 AM  

lovely colourful sauce. With 1/4 cup of chilly paste, it must have been so hot!!

vaishali sabnani September 3, 2015 at 6:18 PM  

I love the color of this looks very vibrant and tempting.

Kalyani September 3, 2015 at 8:11 PM  

Very tempting !!

Srividhya September 4, 2015 at 9:22 PM  

Love it. The Taco seasoning is great na..

Sandhiya September 7, 2015 at 4:57 PM  

Looks vibrant and very tempting.

Archana Potdar September 7, 2015 at 5:39 PM  

Beautifully made salsa.I love the colour and flavours here.

Priya Srinivasan September 10, 2015 at 2:42 PM  

Beautiful color and sure a perfect dip with chips! !

Pavani N September 13, 2015 at 1:42 AM  

That is a lovely multi purpose salasa. Looks yumm!!

The Pumpkin Farm November 17, 2015 at 9:32 PM  

nice chunky looking sauce

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