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10 Most Popular and Different Types of Salsas (Part 2)

Here is a quick list of the most popular and different types of salsas that you mus try

Continuing with our discussion of different forms and varieties of salsas, let us take a look at some more varieties of salsas and which Mexican foods they go hand in hand with.

6. Salsa Taqueria

  • Salsa Taqueria is Spanish for taco sauce. This is the most popular dip or sauce for Mexican salsas. It is a spicy red sauce that is made from Chile de Arbol, which is potent Mexican chili pepper. It is even spicier than the jalapeno. Hence, Salsa Taqueria gets its signature spiciness from Chile de Arbol.

Salsa Taqueria is made from tomatoes, onions, tomatillos, garlic and Chile de Arbol. These ingredients can either be boiled first and then blended or they can be sauteed in oil and then blended. In both cases, you will get a red spicy thick sauce that will compliment your tacos wonderfully.

7. Salsa Roja

  • Salsa Roja can be translated as ‘Red Sauce’. It is an umbrella term used for multiple types of blended red salsas that are made with tomatoes, onions, serrano, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, and salt. This sauce can be prepared by making a puree of either raw ingredients or slightly cooked ingredients.

A lot of people may not know the difference between Enchilada sauce and Salsa Roja as both are sometimes referred to as red sauce. They both have a few similar ingredients but the major difference lies in the consistency and serving of the sauce. Enchilada sauce has a thin, smooth texture and it is served hot. While Salsa Roja can be served at room temperature and is often used as a common table sauce like ketchup.

8. Salsa Criolla

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    Unlike most salsas that contain chopped onions, this sauce is made from sliced red onions. To achieve the perfect consistency of Salsa Criolla, red onions are sliced thinly, added a dash of salt, and massaged lightly. This process is done to remove the bitterness from the onions and bring out their natural sweetness.

Aji Amarillo is a bright orange chile that is an integral part of Salsa Criolla. It adds a fruity peppery taste to the sauce. In the absence of this chile, orange bell pepper can also be added but, even though it will bring bright color to the sauce, the bell pepper results in a more mild-tasting salsa. Salsa Criolla is used as a topping for different meats and sandwiches.

9. Salsa Bruja

  • Salsa Bruja is made from infused vinegar and is used as a dressing for seafood dishes like shrimp cocktails. It is made by filling a glass jar with vinegar, chopped onions, garlic, carrots, and aromatic herbs like laurel, rosemary, thyme, and black peppercorns. This is a coastal specialty that adds a tangy taste to seafood.

10. Chiltomate

  • This is a straightforward sauce made from two major ingredients i.e. tomatoes and chili peppers, especially habanero. Corriander and onions are also a part of it. Tomatoes, onions, and habanero are roasted and blended together to form this brightly colored sauce with a smooth texture. Its taste can vary from mild to spicy hot, depending on the quantity of the chili peppers that are added.  Chiltomate goes hand in hand with different forms of cooked eggs.

To try these authentic salsas and other Mexican dishes, book your reservation at El Pueblito Restaurant. We are located in Clovis, CA. Get a taste of the most delicious and authentic Mexican restaurants at our reasonably priced and family-friendly eatery. Call us at 559-298-2068.

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