Salsas can be paired with different types of food, for example, a milder salsa like Pico de Gallo can be paired with a delicate fish, while a hotter salsa like Salsa de Chile de Árbol can be paired with a hearty meat dish.
These are just a few examples of the many different types of salsas found in Mexican cuisine, and there are many variations depending on the region and the cook. Feel free to experiment with different salsas to find the perfect one for your taste. Check out our previous post about salsas.
Salsa Bandera: This salsa is named for the Mexican flag, and it is made with three different salsas, one red, one green and one white, representing the colors of the flag. The red salsa is typically made with tomatoes and chili peppers, the green salsa is made with tomatillos and chili peppers, and the white salsa is made with creamy ingredients such as sour cream or mayonnaise.
Salsa de Chipotle: This salsa is made with smoked jalapeño peppers, also known as chipotle peppers, and it has a smoky and slightly sweet flavor. It's perfect for grilled meats and sandwiches.
Salsa Borracha: This salsa is also known as "drunken salsa" because it is made with beer. It is typically made with tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, and beer, and it has a slightly sweet and smoky flavor.
Salsa de Aguacate: This salsa is also known as avocado salsa, and it is made with ripe avocados, tomatoes, onions, and lime juice. It's perfect for tacos, burritos, and nachos.
Salsa de Piquin: This salsa is made with small, very hot chili peppers called piquin. It's perfect for those who like it very hot, it's usually used as a condiment, a little goes a long way.
Salsa de Xoconostle: This salsa is made with xoconostle, a type of fruit that is similar to the prickly pear and is often used in Mexican cuisine. It's typically used as a condiment and it has a slightly sweet and tangy flavor.
Salsa de Arbol: This salsa is made with dried arbol chili peppers, it has a bright red color and it is known for its intense heat. It's perfect for those who like it very hot, it is usually used as a condiment, a little goes a long way.