Salsa Recipe for Nachos

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A salsa dip finds its origin in Mexican cuisine where it is generally had as an accompaniment to tacos, nachos, filled into tortillas and even had along with Mexican bean rice. The dip is super easy to make, The ingredients are common ones which everyone likes. The mix of spicy and tangy taste ensures you keep licking your fingers for the aftertaste.

If you have guests coming over, serving a salsa dip along with popular Mexican crispy tortillas is one of the easiest things to put together. Your guests will love it and you’ll be lapping up all the praises if you make this just right.

If you are just making a salsa, you can leave the roughly chopped vegetables to be savoured and picked up. But if you are serving it with nachos, it is best to convert your salsa into a dip. This makes it easier for people who can have it in a chips and dip format without worrying about spilling things.

Jalapenos aren’t easily available at a local market in India. This is a Mexican speciality chilli and lends a unique sharp taste to the dish. But you can replace this with green chillies which are of  medium spicy taste.

Next, decide how you want your salsa dip to be. If you want a runny dip which is of a ketchup like consistency, you can cut the tomatoes and use it as is. If you want a slightly thick dip with a creamy consistency, you can deseed the tomatoes and remove the juice. The cilantro in the original recipe can be replaced with coriander which is more readily available.


Salsa Dip Recipe
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Salsa Dip

Salsa Dip is an important part of authentic Mexican cuisine. There are a number of variations as per the combination in which they are to be served. However, the most popular one to be had with Tortillas is the tomato based one with a handful of other supplementary ingredients. Since Mexican food is very hot and uses a lot of chillies, our homemade version can adjust the number of green chillies added as per our taste buds.
Course Snacks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 170 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 4 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 3 Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Coriander Leaves (chopped)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Peppercorns Powder (freshly crushed)


  1. Grind together the tomatoes, onion, green chillies and the coriander leaves.

    salsa dip ingredients
  2. Grind them to a coarse paste.

    salsa dip step by step
  3. Remove in a serving bowl.

  4. Season with the salt, lemon juice, and the black pepper powder.

  5. Let it stand for at least 10 minutes before serving to take in the flavors.

  6. Best to be served chilled with Tortillas, Chips or any other finger food.

    Salsa Dip Recipe
Nutrition Facts
Salsa Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 478mg21%
Potassium 1326mg38%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 4100IU82%
Vitamin C 93.7mg114%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


It is important to deseed the chillies you are using in the dip. If the chillies get blended along with the seed then the salsa will become too spicey.

How you make the final salsa depends on how you like it. You can just chop everything finely and give it a good mix. You can add this to a blender and give it a whisk to make it medium chunky. Or you can fully blend it to a smooth paste to make it like a dip.

You’ll need to refrigerate the salsa for at least an hour before serving so that all the flavours of the different ingredients mix well and imbibe each others flavours. Sugar is a must to balance the taste.


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