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Salsa Básica de Jitomate (Basic Tomato Salsa)

Salsa Básica de Jitomate (Basic Tomato Salsa)

Today I decided to make this recipe because I don’t have much in the fridge as we are flying to Mexico in two days and also I was very tired to got myself cooking something very elaborated.

So this salsa is a must know how to do salsa, what I mean is this salsa is very useful for many different dishes, just like the green salsa I made the other day.
So let’s start!

Serves 4

Prep 5 min

Cook 40 min


  • 4 large tomatoes
  • Half a raw onion
  • 1 clove of garlic peeled and raw
  • Water
  • Half a tbsp of dried marjoram
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • Salt to taste


Covered the tomatoes with water and leave them to boil for 30 min or until very tender then put them in a blender and add raw onion, garlic, tomato paste, marjoram, salt and a bit of the water where you cook the tomatoes, blend for 2 min, taste and if it needs salt or more marjoram add some.

Use it for tacos dorados, flautas, tortas ahogadas, etc.


  • If you don’t have marjoram you can use oregano, use a little bit as it is very strong.
  • If you don’t have tomato paste you can use tomato pure with herbs, it gives a better flavour to the salsa



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