Home >> Salsas and Dips >>

Macha Salsa
for brave ones

This salsa is extremely spicy, those who eat it must be very brave or very machos to face so much hotness that’s why such name was given.

...however, in small amounts the macha salsa is very pleasant. Just put some drops to different Mexican appetizers like quesadillas, sincronizadas, tostadas, etc. And we guarantee that the flavor of your dish will be much better.

It is said that the original recipe comes from Orizaba, Veracruz and it is prepared with dried serrano pepper – well that’s how the arbol pepper is called in Veracruz. In the preparation the arbol pepper is only combined with olive oil, it definitely is a simple recipe but the result is very interesting.

About the Recipe

  • To make the recipe few ingredients are used and the preparation requires few steps that are very easy.
  • To make the salsa we recommend using olive oil so your salsa will have more flavor.
  • The salsa is prepared with 10 arbol peppers. Don’t reduce this quantity, to make your salsa milder, because its consistency will ruin.
  • Preparation time 5 minutes.
  • 1 cup of salsa will be obtained.


  • 10 Arbol Peppers (1.7 oz)
  • 1/2 cup of Olive Oil (4.2 fl oz)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Turner

  • Directions

    1. Heat in a frying pan over medium heat 1/2 cup of olive oil.
    2. Add in the frying pan 10 arbol peppers and fry them for approximately 1 minute, until they are moderately fried; stir regularly.

    Don’t fry the chilies for a long time because its flavor becomes bitter.

    1. Transfer from the frying pan to a blender the chilies that were fried with all the oil that was used.
    2. Also add in the blender 1/2 tablespoon of salt.
    3. Blend very well the ingredients.

    For Brave Palates

    *This salsa will last a long time in the fridge.

    Suggestion: A garlic clove can be put to the salsa to give it an interesting aroma.

    Did you like the Macha Salsa?  

    Mexican Appetizers

    Mexican Rice
    Pot Beans
    Melted Cheese
    Fried Plantains
    Potatoes with Peppers

    There’s no better option than preparing the salsa with Greek olive oil.

    These arbol peppers are of very good quality and they have the hotness that your salsa needs.

    Know more about the Mexican salsas.