The ever popular Salsa Macha is a firm favourite amongst Mexicans, who are very proud of their electrifying homemade condiment. Made simply from crushed chillies, seeds, nuts and oil, it will soon become your go-to product that can go on everything. A little goes a long way, and its spicy nuttiness is completely addictive!

Recipes with Salsa Macha

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Salsa Macha

Here are three of our favourite ways to enjoy our Crunchy Salsa Macha. Make a delicious Macha Mayo and have it with some charred Corn Ribs, sprinkle it into your Barbacoa Beef Tacos, or scatter it over the top of Tortilla Soup.

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Make a delicious Macha Mayo!

We adore making this homemade Macha Mayo. It’s super easy to do, all you need is a couple of cups of mayonnaise, our Crunchy Salsa Macha, half the juice of a lemon and some pepper. You’ll then have a spicy mayo recipe that you can use and keep in the fridge all week!

Recipes that we love serving it with include a few of our BBQ chicken dishes such as: Chicken SkewersPollo Asado and Spatchcock Chicken. Alternatively, mix it with sweetcorn as a variation of our Mexican Corn recipe, or have it with Corn Ribs. Other delicious recipes to serve our Macha Mayo with are Coconut Prawns, Prawn Quesadilla or Pulled Pork Burrito!

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Recipes with
Salsa Macha

Here’s our collection of recipes that use our Crunchy Salsa Macha. There’s loads of fresh new ideas here, with recipes that perhaps you would never have thought would pair well with a condiment like this. Recipes such as our Green Beans as well as our egg recipes lend themselves really well to a nutty and spicy sprinkling on top! Once you try it, you will literally be adding it on top of every meal you make. Just remember to go easy at first, as this little jar packs a punch.

Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos

A warm tortilla wrap filled with thinly sliced grilled steak, onions, guacamole, and our Chipotle Salsa. There is so much to love about this Carne Asada Tacos recipe. ... See full recipe

Vampiro Tacos

Vampiro Taco

Half Taco and half Quesadilla these easy to make Vampiro Taco recipe originates from Northern Mexico where they are traditionally stuffed with steak and cheese! ... See full recipe

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

An easy homemade black bean soup recipe that uses Gran Luchito Cantina Beans and Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste. A creamy and slightly spicy soup, this one is delicious! ... See full recipe

Vegan Nacho Cheese

Vegan Nacho Cheese

Our luscious and creamy Vegan Nacho Cheese is made with plant-based ingredients including our Crunchy Salsa Macha to bring you to nacho food heaven in no time!... See full recipe

Corn Ribs with Macha Mayo

Corn Ribs with Macha Mayo

Having been inspired by this TikTok trend, how about some chipotle seasoned hot corn ribs dipped into a delicious homemade salsa macha mayo? We've got it covered.... See full recipe

Mexican Green Beans

Mexican Green Beans

Sauté your green beans in a bit of olive oil and some of our Crunchy Salsa Macha for a deliciously spicy side dish, with a lovely light crunch from the ground peanuts.... See full recipe

Mexican Scrambled Eggs

Mexican Scrambled Eggs

This Mexican scrambled eggs recipe is all about bringing together good quality fresh ingredients including onion, chilli and tomatoes with perfectly cooked eggs.... See full recipe

Spatchcock Chicken

Spatchcock Chicken

A super tasty spatchcock chicken recipe seasoned with olive oil, our Guajillo Fajita & Taco Mix, and a bit of salt. This spice blend has everything you need for BBQ chicken!... See full recipe

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

One of the loveliest soups in Mexico is tortilla soup. We prepare it with our Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips, fresh avocado, fresh coriander and our Crunchy Salsa Macha.... See full recipe

Macha Mayo

Macha Mayo

Add our delicious Macha Mayo to everything! It simply combines mayonnaise with a good amount of our Crunchy Salsa Macha and a touch of lemon juice, all mixed up together!... See full recipe

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

Our Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef recipe is yet another reason to love the slow cooker! It cooks beef to perfection, full of flavour and so tender it falls apart.... See full recipe

Steak Sandwich

Steak Sandwich

Not many things beat a good steak sandwich, and this is definitely a good one with a dollop of our homemade macha mayo, caramelised red onion, and gem lettuce - YUM!... See full recipe

Chicken Skewers

Chicken Skewers

Chicken skewers are another favourite BBQ season dish. Perfect to have on their own, just tender chicken pieces and delicious grilled onions and peppers with charred edges!... See full recipe

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FAQs

Take a look at our frequently asked questions about Salsa Macha recipes. If you have questions of your own not shown here, please ask them in the comments section underneath the recipes. To learn more about authentic Mexican cooking check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.

What is salsa macha?

Originating from Veracruz, Mexico, salsa macha is made with a variety of dried chillies, seeds, nuts and oil. It's finely chopped but still has some texture.

How to use salsa macha?

It's typically used as a condiment that you serve alongside your meals to sprinkle on top, or use like a strong mustard. Alternatively, you can mix it into sauces, stews or dips.

What nuts are typically used in salsa macha?

Peanuts are traditionally used to make salsa macha, though the recipe is great with other nuts. Switch it up and try it with pecans or almonds.

How long can you store salsa macha?

Once opened we recommend storing our Salsa Macha in the fridge and consuming it within 6 weeks.

Why is it called salsa macha?

Its name is taken from the feminine for macho. It basically translates as brave sauce, in the sense that it is extremely strong and spicy!