Pura Macha – Salsa Macha

Pura Macha – Salsa Macha



Created by Masienda team members Danielle and Jorge, Pura Macha is a playful nod to the traditional salsas machas of Mexico.

Literally translated as “brave salsa” (a reference to the spice level of some, not all, recipes) salsa macha is an oil-based chile condiment, traditionally prepared with some combination of chiles, nuts/seeds, spices and dried fruits.

From the traditional salsas machas across Mexico, to the chili oils of China and Southeast Asia, to “XO” sauce in Hong Kong and rāyu in Japan, oil-based condiments can be traced to cultures from all over the world. We’re stoked to present our own take on the staple, from two of our very own at Masienda–handmade in Los Angeles, of course.

We spoon Pura Macha onto masa dishes like tacos, quesadillas and tamales, as well as pizza, salad, roasted vegetables, noodles, beans, rice, pasta, yogurt, bread and butter, to name just a few.

Welcome to the everything condiment.

GUAJILLO + CRANBERRY + HAZELNUT balances a mellow warmth with a refreshing dose of sweet and savory elements. This is the gateway recipe of the Pura Macha lineup, the salsa that primes you for deeper macha explorations to come. Spoon over roasted vegetables, pizza, salads, quesadillas, tamales…this goes great on it all.

Ingredients: Grapeseed Oil, Chile Guajillo, Chile Pasilla, Roasted Hazelnut, Dried Cranberry, Black Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar, Chile de Arbol, Sea Salt. Contains: hazelnuts.

CHIPOTLE + COFFEE + PEANUT is affectionately known as The Red Eye around Masienda HQ. A fiery blend of chipotle, morita and pasilla chiles have a cup of coffee with some peanuts. By far the spiciest of the three, we especially spoon this on all meats (and, we mean ALL), roasted yams, carrots, and portobello mushrooms.

Ingredients: Grapeseed Oil, Chile Chipotle, Chile Morita, Chile Pasilla, Roasted Peanut, Ground Coffee, Pimenton, Brown Sugar, Sea Salt. Contains: peanuts.

ARBOL + NORI + SESAME is an homage to the umami-rich flavors of furikake. The chile de arbol says “hello, I’m here!” and the Sichuan peppercorn says “hello, I’m staying!” while the nori and sesame play together in the background. We spoon this one on all seafood (think roasted shrimp, pescado a la talla…) roasted oyster mushrooms, eggs, rice, noodles, vegetable crudite and salads.

Ingredients: Grapeseed Oil, Chile de Arbol, Chile Guajillo, Black Garlic, Nori, Sesame, Cumin, Sea Salt, Sichuan Peppercorn.

Pura Macha Trio: Includes one jar of each unique flavor.

Product Specifications

9oz jar

Pura Macha is shelf-stable and doesn’t require refrigeration. Stir thoroughly before spooning.

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  1. Beatriz Marenco

    Beatriz Marenco (verified owner)

    The Guajillo Cranberry Hazelnut salsa is delicious! It is so different than any other salsa I’ve had. I spoon it on quesadillas, tacos , tamales and drizzled it on chicken soup and it is out of this world! It’s a must try! I will be purchasing again! Time to try the other 2 flavors!

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  2. Becky

    I've never had anything like these salsas!

    Becky (verified owner)

    I live in a small rural town in the Midwest and just haven’t found anything like them. They turned out to be my favorite part of Christmas! I poured the Guajillo and Cranberry on my Christmas ham and mashed potatoes and it really made the meal. Tonight was chicken stir fry and I poured the Arbol and Nori on my rice! I’m thinking tomorrow will be shredded beef tacos with the Chipotle and Coffee on it? Really delicious stuff.

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  3. Julia

    Stir before spooning...straight into your mouth.

    Julia (verified owner)

    Each of these salsas go on everything now, salads, beans, quesadillas, sandwiches, yogurt….That is, if they even make it past the spooning phase! You see, I now have a habit now of sneaking a spoonful straight from the jar, several times a day. What did I do before Pura Macha???

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  4. Jody Weiss

    The most sensational taste of 2020!

    Jody Weiss (verified owner)

    This beautiful, decadent, delicious burst of brightness is an experience in and of itself. Paired with meats, potatoes, bread, pasta…anything you can think…you will completely forget about whatever food you are trying to enhance…and you will just want to devour the salsa on the biggest spoon you can find. It’s a WOW!

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