This is a popular and extremely easy salsa in Mexico. More to the fashion of a mayonnaise, Salsa Chilena (I wouldn't know where the name originates, because it translates as Chilean Sauce) is an elegant alternative to serve with broiled steak or chicken. Serve the same day preferably, but it will keep well for a couple of days

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the chile peppers, garlic, cilantro, salt, and egg into the bowl of a blender. Puree until smooth, then, with motor running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Continue blending for a minute or two until the sauce acquires a mayonnaise-like texture.

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Nutrition Facts

251 calories; 1 g protein; 0.7 g carbohydrates; 23.3 mg cholesterol; 303.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
Great Salsa and it goes great with grill beef or chicken. The reason why this salsa is famous in Mexico and why is called salsa Chilena is because this is originally from Chile and a Chilean living in Zacatecas add the peppers for the Mexican taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/01/2019
I made this salsa and kept to the exact proportions suggested by original maker. The cup of olive oil was too much. The result was; the olive oil rose to the top and I kept having to mix it then it would rise to the top again. I wasn t impressed with the salsa but if I were to make it again I would probably go with 1/3 olive oil and add more if needed. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2012
Great Salsa and it goes great with grill beef or chicken. The reason why this salsa is famous in Mexico and why is called salsa Chilena is because this is originally from Chile and a Chilean living in Zacatecas add the peppers for the Mexican taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2012
I love this salsa. I also live in Zacatecas and have been buying this salsa in its commercial form for along while. I tried this recipe and it's better than the one I buy. The second time I made it I did increase the garlic salt and the chiles a bit by about 50% I like it that way and my wife prefers the original milder version. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/01/2019
I made this salsa and kept to the exact proportions suggested by original maker. The cup of olive oil was too much. The result was; the olive oil rose to the top and I kept having to mix it then it would rise to the top again. I wasn t impressed with the salsa but if I were to make it again I would probably go with 1/3 olive oil and add more if needed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2017
I wasn't sure what to expect from this recipe since it was made of olive oil. My family was pleasantly surprised! Full of flavor...we will definitely be using this recipe again Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2015
A perfect salsa for grilled steaks and no doubt other grilled meats. My serranos were small so I used six which resulted in the perfect amount of heat. Read More