Guacamoles & Salsas

Mixed Nut Salsa Macha

Mixed Nut Salsa Macha
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4 from 4 votes

Mixed Nut Salsa Macha

Salsa macha defies anypreconception you may have about salsas. Instead of tomatoes ortomatillos, it has nuts – tons of them! Use it as a topping for avocado toast,guacamole, soft scrambled eggs, or whatever else you can dream up.
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Salsa, Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Salsa
Servings: 3 cups approximately
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 9 dried guajillo chiles stemmed, seeded, and cut into small squares with scissors
  • 4 to 5 dried chiles de árbol stemmed and cut into small rings (with seeds)
  • 8 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted pistachios coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup amaranth seeds
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons dark brown sugar or grated piloncillo
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add the chiles, garlic, and nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the amaranth seeds. Scrape into a bowl and let cool.
  • Mix the vinegar, brown sugar, and salt into the chile mixture. Let sit, covered, for at least 8 hours before serving to allow the chiles to soften.
  • The salsa will keep, tightly covered, for a few weeks in the refrigerator.

Notes

Salsa Macha con Muchas Nueces

Guacamole Salsa

guacamole salsa
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3.8 from 5 votes

Guacamole Salsa

Guacamole Salsa recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 10 “Quiero más Tacos”
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, serrano, tomatillos
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tomatillos husked and rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 1 jalapeño chile
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and upper stems
  • 1 large avocado halved pitted, meat scooped out, and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or more to taste

Instructions

  • Place the tomatillos, garlic clove, and chiles in a medium saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, until the tomatillos are mushy and very soft but have not begun to break apart.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer the tomatillos, chiles, and garlic to a blender. Add the onion, cilantro, avocado, and salt and puree until smooth.
  • Serve at once, or transfer to a container, placing a sheet of plastic wrap directly against the surface before topping with the lid to keep the nice green color. The salsa can be refrigerated for a couple of days. Stir before you use it.

Notes

Salsa de Guacamole

Chile de Árbol Salsa Verde

chile de arbol salsa verde
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4.84 from 6 votes

Chile de Árbol Salsa Verde

Chile de Árbol Salsa Verde recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 8 “The Heart of Tequila”
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chile de arbol, tomatillos
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds tomatillos husked and rinsed
  • 4 chiles de árbol stemmed
  • 1 thin slice of white onion
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Place the tomatillos on a baking sheet and place under the broiler. Roast and char for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping in between, until completely charred, juicy and softened. Alternatively, char them on a grill or a hot comal.
  • Transfer to a blender along with chiles de árbol, a thin slice of white onion and salt. Puree until smooth.

Salsita Tapatía

Salsita Tapatía
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4.58 from 7 votes

Salsita Tapatía

Salsita Tapatía recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 5 “Escaramuza”
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chile de arbol, tomatillos, Tomato
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe roma tomatoes
  • 1 pound tomatillos husked and rinsed
  • 4 to 5 chiles de árbol stemmed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 thin slice of white onion
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan add the tomatoes and tomatillos and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cook until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Place the cooked tomatoes and tomatillos in a blender along with the chiles de árbol, oregano, onion slice, and salt, and puree until smooth. Adjust salt if necessary.

Tres Chiles Guacamole

Tres Chiles Guacamole
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2.6 from 5 votes

Tres Chiles Guacamole

Tres Chiles Guacamole recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 4 “Los Mariachis”
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Antojos, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, lime, serrano
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeño minced
  • 1 dried chile de árbol minced
  • 1 serrano minced
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 large ripe Mexican avocados pitted and diced
  • 5 ounces (1 cup) multi-colored cherry tomatoes halved

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients, except for the avocado and tomatoes, in a molcajete and mash or mix until pasty. Add the avocado and mash until you reach your desired consistency. Fold in the tomatoes, taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Notes

Guacamole con Tres Chiles

Chipotle Goat Cheese Spread

Pati Jinich chipotle goat cheese spread
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4.88 from 8 votes

Chipotle Goat Cheese Spread

Chipotle Goat Cheese Spread recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 6, Episode 13 "More Than Just a Meal" 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chipotles in adobo, goat cheese, pati's mexican table, sundried tomatoes, walnuts
Servings: 1 generous cup
Author: Pati Jinich

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes packed in oil coarsely chopped
  • 6 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chiles in adobo chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a small skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion, reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until completely softened and caramelized, about 5 to 7 minutes. Scrape the onions into the bowl of a food processor.
  • Place the skillet back over low heat, add the walnuts and let them toast, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add the walnuts to the food processor along with the chipotle chiles, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Process until smooth. Use immediately or store covered in the refrigerator.

Notes

Dip de Queso de Cabra con Chipotle