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Guaje Flower Salsa
very different

The guaje is a type of shrub from the Leguminosae family, it is not too tall and is originally from Mexico. They grow a lot in the southern states but it can also be found in the center of the republic. From this shrub its flowers are used which are not too big, they have a white color and they are edible . From the shrub also a kind of pod grows that has some seeds that are used in stews and salsas.

In this recipe we are going to use a bunch of guaje flowers, that have an aroma that reminds us of the garlic and
a slightly bitter flavor that magically leaves a sensation of sweetness . Upon mixing this flower with other fresh ingredients a salsa is obtained that is delicious, full of aromas and very different – perfect for accompanying numerous dishes.

Serve this salsa with your favorite tacos , with appetizers like quesadillas or simply use it as table salsa so each diner enjoys it in the way they like.

About the Recipe

  • Making the recipe is very easy, you only have to work a little.
  • When the guaje flowers are bought make sure that they have a white color because this indicates that they are fresh.
  • This salsa can only be prepared with guaje flower and it cannot be substituted by squash blossom because the result is going to be very distinct.
  • The preparation time is of 20 minutes but you won’t work in the recipe all the time.
  • The recipe yields 2 cups.


  • 1 bunch of Guaje Flowers (7 oz)
  • 3 Tomatoes (21.1 oz)
  • 2 Serrano Peppers (.8 oz)
  • 2 Coriander sprigs (.7 oz)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Kitchen Spoon
  • 1 Mixing Spatula
  • 1 Knife

  • Directions

    Perform Many Activities

    1. Separate of 1 bunch of guaje flowers the stems from the flowers; upon completion discard the stems.
    2. Rinse the guaje flowers that were separated.
    3. Put in a saucepan:
    • The Guaje Flowers that were rinsed.
    • 3 Tomatoes.
    • 2 Serrano Peppers.
    • The enough Water to cover all the ingredients.

    If you want less hotness in the salsa, remove the veins and the seeds of the serrano peppers.

    1. Leave the saucepan ingredients cooking over medium heat for about 12 minutes, until they are very soft.
    2. Transfer from the saucepan to a blender, with a kitchen spoon, all the ingredients that were cooked.
    3. Also add in the blender 1/2 tablespoon of salt and blend very well the ingredients; then set aside.

    Mix the Salsa

    1. Finely chop 2 coriander sprigs.
    2. Put in a bowl:
    • The Mixture that was blended.
    • The Coriander that was minced.

    1. Mix very well the guaje flower salsa with a mixing spatula.

    Taste the Salsa

    * Unfortunately this salsa won’t last you that long in the fridge.

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    Additional Info

    The salsa can be put in this funny molcajete.

    Keep cooking with flowers.

    In this recipe a good kitchen spoon is needed.

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