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Gerardo's salsas recipe

Gerardo's Salsa Recipe

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Over the years I have developed, tried, and failed on many salsa recipes.  But I always keep coming back to this simple, yet tasty, recipe that can be made in a matter of minutes and delight even the most Mexican and traditional palates.
Print Recipe
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes


  • Baking tray
  • Blender


  • 1 red capsicum
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 4 red chilies
  • 1 medium red onion
  • ½ bunch of coriander
  • 1 lime
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • salt to taste


  • Remove the stem of the capsicum and chillies. Peel off the onion and cut in half.
    Gerardo's Salsa
  • Place in a baking tray the capsicum, tomatoes, chillies, red onion and cloves and drizzle with oil and salt.
    Gerardo's Salsa
  • Pre-heat the oven to 150⁰C and place the tray for 20 minutes.
  • Take the tray of the oven and place all the content in a blender. Add the coriander and juice from the lime.
  • Blend until you achieve the desired consistency.
    Gerardo's salsas recipe
  • Chill in the fridge or let it sit on the bench for 30 minutes.
  • Serve with totopos or your favourite meal.
    Gerardo's Salsa


  • The intent is to keep the colour of the salsa red, but you can easily substitute the red capsicum for any other colour; the red chillies for green chillies or jalapeños; and the red onion for brown.
  • If you like your salsa spicy add more chillies.
  • Leave the tray in the oven for 5-10 minutes if you like to blacken the ingredients and have more of a charred flavour.