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Fresh Tomato and Chipotle Salsa

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 2 ½ cups salsa
Category Sauce/Condiment
Cuisine Mexican


A fresh tomato and chipotle salsa infused with smoky flavors and a bit of spice.


  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • ½ large white onion
  • 2 large unpeeled garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano


  • Preheat broiler with rack set in upper-middle position. Arrange tomatoes, onion and garlic on a baking sheet; broil until charred all over, 10-15 minutes. (*remove garlic cloves if they start to burn at all.)
    charred tomatoes, onion, and garlic cloves on a baking sheet
  • Transfer charred vegetables, cilantro, chipotle, adodo, honey, coriander seeds, oregano and ½ teaspoon salt to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until minced, about 15 (1-second) pulses.
    salsa in a food processor
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Store salsa in a glass airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 


Serving: 1/4 cupCalories: 20kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 110mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 2.5g
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