Mixed Nut Salsa Macha
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- 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
- 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.
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I made this last week and absolutely love it! This is going to be a go-to topping as it goes with just about everything. We had a pizzeria near us that made a seed pizza…thinking about putting this on pizza dough with some shredded mozzarella. Would drain off some of the oil and save the oil for another use first.
That sounds like an amazing idea Kathleen, let me know how it comes out!
What do you think about spooning over warm Brie, served with crusty bread?
I think I want to go do that right now, yum!!
Just made this today! I’m in the “waiting for the chilies to soften” phase. The wait won’t be easy! It smells amazing!
OMG Marsha, you are going to love this Salsa! Let me know how did you eat it 😉
Absolutely delicious! I drizzled it on top of cous cous along side grilled chicken and asparagus and it was perfect. New favorite salsa!
Wow, such a great combination, sounds yummy!
How spicy hot are the guajillo chiles @ chiles de arbol??
From 1-10 rating, 10 being hottest?
I would say guajillos are a 4 and chiles de arbol an 8. Spiciness goes way down if you completely seed and devein them 🙂
This looks amazing! What other seeds can be used in the place of amaranth? Would hemp or sesame work?
Sesame would be great!
What to do eat it with
What about on top of avocado toast, rice, beans or lentils? To be honest, it goes with everything! 🙂