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Salsa Macha

Salsa Macha

Total Time       25 Min
Active Time     20 Min
Prep Time        5 Min
Portions          4

Salsa macha is a unique and delicious Mexican salsa. It has an addictive smoky flavor and it goes great with many of your favorite foods.


½ tbsp of sesame seeds

1 1/3 cup of olive oil

3 garlic cloves

15 morita chilies seeds removed

5 arbol chilies seeds removed

2 tbsp vinegar (try our El Yuka Vinagre Blanco de Caña)

salt to taste



  1. Heat a pot over medium heat and toast the sesame seeds.
  2. Transfer the seeds to a blender.
  3. Add the oil to the pot.
  4. When oil is hot add the morita chilies and fry until the chilies start to puff up. This should take less than 30 seconds.
  5. Transfer chilies to blender. Then fry the arbol chilies for a few seconds until slightly darkened in color. Then transfer to blender.
  6. Fry the garlic cloves until they turn a golden color and transfer to blender.
  7. Let the chilies and the oil in the blender cool for about 10-15 min.
  8. Blend the ingredients for about 10 seconds or until ground into a pulp, add a little bit of the oil if needed.
  9. Add the rest of the oil and blend for 20 seconds more.
  10. Transfer salsa to a bowl and add vinegar and salt to taste.
  11. Serve and refrigerate any leftovers.

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