Salsa De Mirasol
45 mins (prep 45)
8 ingredients
1 servings
This is a warm and wonderful salsa made from the aji mirasol chile. I discovered it after I posted a request for pure chile powder on this site, and a member directed me to This is a company in Seattle that grinds your spices directly before shipping. Along with my powder, I decided to try these whole chiles and the recipe on their site, and used it over grilled halibut. I am tough to please--I don't like a chile to burn my mouth, and to avoid that unpleasantness, I often end up with a dish that is too bland. This is a perfect in-between. There is enough heat for interest, but the chile does not overwhelm the delightful herbs and lime combination. I hope you enjoy!

Categories:  <-60-mins , condiments,-etc. , easy , 3-steps-or-less , sauces , salsas , taste~mood , spicy , south-american , chilean , time-to-make ,
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  • 3 ounces aji mirasol chiles (i used one order from the site)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus additional to taste
  • 3 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 4 tablespoons red onions, minced (i think 3 would have been enough)
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped


Serving Size (215.44 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 686.92 Calories from Fat 444.78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49.42g 76.04%
Saturated Fat 4.06g 20.3%
Trans Fat 0.04g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 2407.02mg 100.29%
Total Carbohydrate 65.23g 21.74%
Dietary Fiber 25.32 g 101.27%
Sugars 35.92 g %
Protein 9.57g 19.14%
Vitamin A 22957.27IU% Vitamin C 45.76mg%
Calcium 67.61mg% Iron 6.38mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
aji, red onions, fresh cilantro, fresh parsley