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Plaza Salsa

This preparation is one more Mexican variation of the typical and popular tomato salsa. This recipe comes to us from Jalisco and it is a fresh and light salsa – that has a very pleasant hotness.

In the plaza
salsa other ingredients are also used that give a spiced flavor and a strong touch. Its texture is soft and its consistency almost liquid – therefore it is perfect to bath tortas and lonches.

*We are not 100% sure of why this salsa was named “plaza" salsa. But we believe that it is because is a very populous salsa that is used a lot and this resembles a plaza.

About the Recipe

  • This is a good salsa for beginners that want to have some fun.
  • Possibly the most difficult part of the recipe is having available the pickled jalapenos vinegar. This can be obtained from any can of pickled jalapeno peppers.
  • If you want the vinegar of this recipe can also be used.
  • In about the salsa will be ready.
  • The recipe yields 2½ cups of salsa.


  • 3 Tomatoes (21.1 oz)
  • 1 Serrano Pepper (.4 oz)
  • 3/4 of an Onion (3.7 oz)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Oregano
  • 1/4 tablespoon of Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Pickled Jalapenos Vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

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

  • Directions

    Cook and Blend

    1. Put in a saucepan:
    • 3 Tomatoes.
    • The enough Water to cover the tomatoes.

    1. Bring the saucepan water to a boil over high heat.
    2. Leave the tomatoes cooking in the boiling water for about 5 minutes, until they soften.
    3. Transfer from the saucepan to a blender, with a kitchen spoon, the tomatoes that were cooked.
    4. Also add in the blender:
    • 1 Serrano Pepper.
    • 1/2 Onion (2.4 oz).
    • 1/4 tablespoon of Sugar.
    • 2 tablespoons of Pickled Jalapenos Vinegar.
    • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt.

    We recommend leaving the seeds and the veins of the serrano pepper because they will give a very good touch to the salsa.

    1. Blend very well the ingredients and reserve.


    1. Finely chop 1/4 of an onion (1.3 oz).
    2. Put in a bowl:
    • The Mixture that was blended.
    • The Onion that was minced.
    • 1/2 tablespoon of Oregano.

    1. Mix the plaza salsa with a mixing spatula.

    A Tapatian Salsa

    Plaza Salsa served with tortilla chips

    Variation: The tomato salsa also has its Yucatecan version .

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