7 Spicy, Crunchy, Nutty Jars of Salsa Macha to Buy Online

Salsa macha—typically a combination of fried chile flakes, garlic, and toasted nuts and seeds, all suspended in flavorful oil—has origins in Veracruz and Oaxaca, but it’s enjoying a particular moment of popularity both in Mexico and Stateside right now. Salsa macha was named “most valuable condiment” of 2020 by The New York Times Magazine, and journalists in CaliforniaTexasChicago

David Bessoudo, owner of Dave’s Home Bread in Mexico City, combines a blend of roasted guajillo, morita, and chiles de árbol in sunflower oil with toasted sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds to create a hearty salsa macha that he sells in tiny jars alongside the shop’s sourdough baguettes and hogazas.

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