Authentic Mexican Salsa Recipe: A Spicy Delight

Are you ready to taste the magic of the kitchen? Look no further than Salsa Brujas De La Cocina, a flavorful and versatile salsa recipe that will bewitch your taste buds with every bite.

Translated as “Witches’ Kitchen Salsa,” this recipe is a Mexican classic that has been passed down through generations of culinary magic-makers. The perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and tart flavors, Salsa Brujas De La Cocina is perfect for dipping chips, topping tacos or adding a kick to seafood dishes.

This recipe is more than just a typical salsa. It’s a spellbinding mix of ingredients that have been carefully chosen to take your taste buds on a journey through the enchanting world of cuisine. From the fresh pineapple sage and apple cider vinegar, to the juicy grape tomatoes and bell peppers, each ingredient is handpicked for its unique flavor profile that together creates an undeniably magical experience in your mouth.

And if that isn’t enough to convince you to try this recipe for your next event or dinner party, consider this: Salsa Brujas De La Cocina has earned its reputation as one of the most popular Mexican food recipes on and Chef Roger’s famous cookbook. It’s even a secret sauce used in marisquerias, seafood restaurants in Mexican coastal towns, for their signature coctel de camarones (shrimp cocktail).

So why wait? Let’s get started on making this mystical salsa that will awaken your taste buds to new heights!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Salsa Brujas De La Cocina
Salsa Brujas De La Cocina

Listen up, foodies, because I have an extraordinary recipe that you’re going to love. I present to you Salsa Brujas De La Cocina. This spicy and refreshing salsa is the perfect sidekick for any Mexican cuisine lover, and here’s why:

Firstly – it’s packed with fresh ingredients like grape tomatoes, bell peppers, and red onions. These veggies provide texture, flavor, and crunch that make your taste buds pop.

Secondly – the addition of pineapple sage and fresh parsley makes this recipe stand out in flavor profile. The fruity, herbaceous notes compliment the heat from the chile allowing them to coexist in perfect harmony.

Thirdly – Salsa Brujas De La Cocina is a great substitute for salad when you’re looking to add variety and is perfect for meal prepping. Forget the boring foundation of lettuce leaves, this salsa works every time as a tangy base dressing that adds freshness to chicken or tortilla wraps.

Finally – not being a huge fan of pineapple myself, even I have to admit that adding it into this salsa takes its deliciousness up a notch. It adds sweetness that breaks through to balance the spicy sauce in every bite.

Whether you’re preparing for a festive get-together or looking to add some excitement to your weekly meal rotation, Salsa Brujas De La Cocina is sure to be the missing piece in your flavor profile. With its fiery kick and cooling fresh vegetables combined with its tangy pineapple zing, it’s impossible not to love this recipe!

Ingredient List

 This salsa is so bewitching, it'll have your guests under its spell.
This salsa is so bewitching, it’ll have your guests under its spell.

Let’s Gather the Ingredients

Before starting with the recipe, let’s gather all the ingredients necessary for preparing the Salsa Brujas De La Cocina Recipe. This recipe is a perfect blend of spicy and tangy notes that give the salsa a remarkable taste. Here’s what you’ll need:

Vegetables and Herbs

  • 1 medium white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced (read note 1)
  • 2 cups red grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups yellow grape tomatoes
  • fresh parsley
  • 1 pineapple sage, grated (read note 2)

Fruits and Sauces

  • Pineapple (read note 3)
  • Apple cider vinegar

Spices and Others

  • Salt
  • Ground chilli powder

Note 1: Dice the bell pepper into small size pieces to enhance the texture of the salsa.

Note 2: Pineapple sage adds a refreshing aroma and flavor to this recipe.

Note 3: Add chunks of pineapple to bring sweetness and juiciness to your salsa.

The Recipe How-To

 The bold colors of the ingredients in this recipe make for a stunning presentation.
The bold colors of the ingredients in this recipe make for a stunning presentation.

Now that we have gathered all the needed ingredients and utensils, let’s dive into how to make Salsa Brujas De La Cocina. Don’t worry; it’s not as complicated as it sounds.

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

First, remove the stems from the pineapple sage and the leaves from the fresh parsley. Then peel 1 white onion, 2 carrots, and 5 garlic cloves – these will be used in making the puree for this recipe. Proceed by chopping one red onion, one large bell pepper, and one cup of both red and yellow grape tomatoes separately.

Step 2: Make the Puree

After preparing all the vegetables, put them in a blender along with peeled carrots, peeled white onion, unpeeled garlics, a dash of salt, and enough water to blend everything smoothly. Once done, pour your puree into a bowl and set it aside.

## Step 3: Cook Your Salsa

In a saucepan, heat up some oil over medium heat. When hot enough, add chopped red onions and bell pepper diced read. Cook for two minutes until soft. Then put in chopped red grape tomatoes followed by yellow grape tomatoes.

Add in your puree to the mixture while stirring simultaneously. Afterward, gently add one cup of chopped pineapple without including its juice. Ensure that everything mixes well together then add some salt depending on how much you desire for your taste buds.

Next, add 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice to bring out that sour taste that will elevate your salsa’s flavor.

Finally, add thinly sliced strips of pineapple sage leaves and finely chopped fresh parsley into the mix before lowering the heat. Let everything simmer for around 15-20 minutes until the desired consistency is achieved – ensure you stir occasionally to avoid burning.

Once done cooking, set salsa aside when it cools down to room temperature – this step enables flavors to culminate perfectly giving you a rich Brujas De La Cocina flavor that’ll make your mouth water.

Step 4: Taste Test & Adjust Accordingly

Once cooled down to room temperature (or at least safe for tasting), scoop out some salsa using a spoon or fork and taste it by itself first. Then try adding a complementary food item such as tortilla chips or tacos so you can find out what works best with this recipe.

If you feel like something is missing or it needs some more spice to it- don’t hesitate! Feel free to add more salt or chilies depending on your preference until you get that perfect kind of kick for your unique palate.

Enjoy your delicious homemade Salsa Brujas De La Cocina crafted with love using this recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 A little char on the veggies adds a smoky depth of flavor to this salsa.
A little char on the veggies adds a smoky depth of flavor to this salsa.

Let’s talk about some options and variations you can consider when preparing this delicious Salsa Brujas De La Cocina recipe.

Firstly, for those who prefer less spice, the recipe calls for two chiles, but you can adjust the quantity according to your personal taste. If you want to make it milder, you can remove the seeds and veins of the chiles or opt to use milder varieties like Anaheim or Poblano peppers.

For those who are vegetarian, feel free to skip the shrimp and use grilled vegetables instead. Roasted eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers can be a great substitute for that smoky flavor.

If you don’t have access to pineapple sage or fresh parsley, you can substitute them with cilantro or any other herb that pairs well with the flavors of this salsa.

You can also experiment with different types of vinegar if you prefer a different tartness to your salsa. Try using rice vinegar or white wine vinegar for a milder flavor.

For an extra burst of sweetness, you might add diced fresh mangoes or kiwi fruit to complement the pineapple’s sweetness.

Lastly, for those who want to explore different ways of enjoying this salsa, you can add it as a condiment to a fish taco or grilled chicken sandwich. It also makes an excellent dipping sauce for tortilla chipsor served alongside ceviche or a cocktail de camarón.

Remember that cooking is all about exploring and trying new things. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find what works best for your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 The texture of the salsa is a perfect balance of chunky and smooth.
The texture of the salsa is a perfect balance of chunky and smooth.

Ah, serving and pairing – my favorite topic! Now that we have made this delicious and fiery Salsa Brujas De La Cocina recipe, it’s time to talk about how best to enjoy it.

First things first, let me warn you: this salsa packs a punch! So make sure to keep plenty of cool beverages nearby. I personally recommend serving this red-hot firestarter with freshly cut tortilla chips or warm, crispy churros for a more indulgent experience.

However, if you’re feeling extra adventurous and want to kick things up a notch, consider pairing this salsa with some grilled shrimp or shredded pork carnitas for the ultimate party fare. Trust me; your guests will be begging for the recipe!

If you’re planning on having a full-on fiesta, I suggest incorporating this spicy salsa into your menu items. Try using it as a dip for freshly fried empanadas or quesadillas or even add it to your Mexican-style burgers in place of boring old ketchup.

And don’t stop here; the possibilities are endless! You can also use this fiery concoction as a seasoning sauce in marinated chicken fajita bowls or over juicy flank steak tacos. Plus, this salsa complements fruity drinks like piña coladas or margaritas.

In conclusion, Salsa Brujas De La Cocina is not just any average salsa recipe; it is a food wonder! With its bold flavor and spicy kick, it can transform any dish into something magical. So take a chance on the magic potion that is Brujas De La Cocina and let your taste buds be bewitched by its enchanting charm.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

Listen up, my fellow foodies! One of the best things about this Salsa Brujas De La Cocina Recipe is that you can make it ahead of time and still enjoy its deliciousness with gusto. In fact, I often recommend preparing it a day or two before your party to allow the flavors to meld together and become even more complex.

To store the salsa, simply place it in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. This will prolong its shelf life for up to 5 days. However, if you’re anything like me, this salsa won’t be hanging around for that long!

When it comes to reheating the salsa, you’ve got a couple of options. If you want to enjoy it warm or hot, simply heat it up in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through. If you prefer to enjoy it cold or at room temperature, then just take it out of the fridge and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.

And remember, always keep safety in mind when dealing with make-ahead dishes. Avoid leaving food at room temperature for too long and never refreeze previously frozen ingredients. By following these simple rules, you’ll be able to enjoy your flavorful Salsa Brujas De La Cocina Recipe without any worries or stress.

Tips for Perfect Results

Now that you have all the ingredients for your Salsa Brujas De La Cocina ready, it’s time to start cooking! But wait, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure that your salsa comes out perfectly.

First and foremost, make sure to use fresh produce. Remember, the flavors of your salsa will only be as good as the ingredients you use. So, opt for fresh grape tomatoes and bell peppers instead of canned ones. Also, try to get pineapple sage and fresh parsley from a local market or garden instead of using dried herbs.

Another tip to make your salsa stand out is to balance the flavors correctly. The salt you add should enhance the sweetness of the pineapple and vegetables without overpowering their taste. Too much acidity from the apple cider vinegar might ruin the taste. A good trick is to add salt gradually, keeping in mind that you can always add more but can’t take it back.

When chopping the vegetables, keep them consistent in size; larger pieces won’t cook as quickly as smaller ones. Don’t forget to remove the seeds from the bell pepper before dicing it; they could add bitterness to your salsa.

If you’re looking for a spicier version of this recipe, add more chiles or try different varieties such as jalapeño or habanero pepper. Remember that heat is subjective; what one might consider mild could be too spicy for others. Therefore, I recommend adding a small amount of chiles first and always tasting your salsa while adding more if needed.

Lastly, give your salsa time to chill in the refrigerator before serving so that all flavors meld together well. You can even make it ahead of time and store it in a tightly sealed container up to three days.

By following these tips, you’ll have an outstanding Salsa Brujas De La Cocina that will wow all your guests at any party!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Salsa Brujas de la Cocina recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves bold and flavorful Mexican food. With the perfect balance of sweetness and sourness from the pineapple sage and apple cider vinegar, coupled with the crunchiness of the fresh vegetables, this salsa is a crowd-pleaser.

Whether you pair it with tortilla chips or use it as a topping on your favorite dishes, you’ll fall in love with its taste and versatility. Plus, with easy-to-find ingredients, simple instructions, and endless opportunities for substitutions and variations, this recipe is approachable for even novice chefs.

So why not add some magic to your next party or gathering with this bewitching salsa? Your guests will be absolutely spellbound by its flavor!

Salsa Brujas De La Cocina

Salsa Brujas De La Cocina Recipe

This recipe is a delightful and tasty product of its ZWT5 Kichen Witches' creators: Dolce Lazyme adds the sweetness of bell peppers setting the tone for her teammates’ contributions. Chef1MOM brings in white onions because any thought of a Zaar absence incites sharp, bitter tears. Mersaydees brings garlic in to remind us of wonderful fragrant times living near Gilroy, California, where she enjoyed mucho salsa. My3beachbabes suggests jalapeno because it has helped her shake up her sheltered baking life. Mirj adds a good kosher red onion, especially one grown in the sultry Israeli climate, and encourages you to try the bounty of your own region’s. Elmotoo passionately suggests parsley in order to get cilantro fans to consider this superior and undervalued herb! Realtor by Day, Chef by Night suggests pineapple in order to share with all of Zaar the secret of her multi-tasking existence: electrolytes! Debbie R., the practical one, insists on red grape tomatoes, the stealth fruit in a vegetable world, ready to add punch! Gailanng, the artist among us, colors this salsa with yellow grape tomatoes, pleasing our palates. Nif, ever one to watch over the team in her kindly and fastidious way, insists on balancing the "party" by inviting apple cider vinegar. Cookgirl, the arduous and ultimate consummate chef, brings in fresh pineapple sage and blossoms from her herb garden in order to really make this special for YOU! We’ve brought our collective ‘Zaar essences together in what we believe is the ultimate salsa. ¡Viva la salsa! (Recipe intro written by Recipezaar member mersaydees.)
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 cups
Calories 78.3 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups red grape tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow grape tomatoes
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced (read *Note)
  • 1 medium white onion, unpeeled, cut in half
  • 1/2 medium red onion, unpeeled, cut in half
  • 2 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 1 whole jalapeno
  • 3/4 cup pineapple, cut into small size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh pineapple sage, cut into thin ribbons
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 pineapple sage, blossoms


  • *Note: Use a variety of bell pepper colors for extra splash: red, orange, yellow, purple, variegated, etc.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, garlic and the whole jalapeno in a roasting pan. Roast approximately 25 minutes, turning occasionally to roast evenly and vegetables have started to char around the edges.
  • Set vegetables aside to cool.
  • Once cool, cut the tomatoes in half lengthwise.
  • Remove the skin, stem, seeds and membrane from the bell peppers and dice.
  • Remove skin from the onions and garlic. Dice the onions and mince the garlic.
  • Remove skin from the jalapeno. Remove stem, seeds and devein. (For a hotter version, do not remove the seeds or membrane.).
  • Transfer vegetables to a bowl.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients except for the pineapple sage blossoms.
  • Just before serving, garnish salsa with the pineapple sage blossoms.
  • Serve with chips.
  • Serve salsa at room temperature.
  • Yield is estimated.

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Serving: 962gCalories: 78.3kcalCarbohydrates: 18.1gProtein: 2.3gFat: 0.6gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 348.8mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 6.4g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Easy, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetable
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