Easy Smoky Chipotle Salsa

This Easy Smoky Chipotle Salsa incorporates the smokiness of chipotle peppers with a touch of sweetness from fresh tomatoes for a nice spicy salsa that goes perfectly with so many dishes.

Easy Smoky Chipotle Salsa #chipotlepeppers #chipotlesalsa #mexicansalsa

Easy Smoky Chipotle Salsa

Everyday Latina is two years old! Yesterday, April 28, 2020, marked two years since I began this amazing journey and published my first post. Click here for my first post for a roasted tomatillo salsa with chile de arbol.

Then, last year I published another salsa recipe to commemorate my one year blogging anniversary. Click here for that recipe.

So, for my two year blogging anniversary, I decided to keep up with the tradition. Today I present to you this Easy Smoky Chipotle Salsa. This is another great recipe passed down by my Abuelita Maria to my mom and then to me. It is so simple and delicious and a great recipe to kick off my second year of blogging.

Why I Love This Recipe

I absolutely love the flavor of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. This salsa incorporates the smokiness of the chipotles with a touch of sweetness from fresh tomatoes. It goes great with just about anything, and I especially enjoy it on huevos con tortilla.

An added bonus is you can make it as spicy or as mild as you choose. Chipotle peppers tend to be a bit spicy, so as my mom learned from my grandmother, you can add more chipotle peppers for a spicier result. Or if you prefer, add less peppers with more of the adobo sauce for a milder salsa.

{What exactly are chipotles? Click here for an interesting read on the history of these smoked peppers.}

The recipe I am sharing with you is a great combination of just the right amount of chipotle peppers and adobo sauce for a nice spicy kick that is not overwhelming.

So let’s get to the recipe.

How to Make Smoky Chipotle Salsa

Begin by boiling two whole Roma tomatoes in water until soft, test with a fork.

Tomatoes in blender for chipotle salsa #chipotlesalsa

Add the whole cooked tomatoes to a blender or food processor along with 2 chipotle peppers, 2 teaspoons of the adobo sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 4 tablespoons of water.

Blend everything together until it becomes a smooth sauce.

In a small saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil on medium-low heat. When hot, carefully pour the sauce in the pan. Let the sauce come to a simmer for about 2-3 minutes.

Salsa simmering in saucepan #chipotlesalsa

Taste for seasoning and adjust salt as needed. It is now ready to serve!

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. This salsa is good for about 3-5 days.

Adjusting the Recipe

As I stated earlier, this salsa can easily be modified. Here are some general tips if you want to adjust the recipe:

  • To Increase the Amount of Salsa Without Sacrificing Flavor: The original recipe I have provided has equal proportions of the main ingredients for the best flavor. So if you want to increase the amount of salsa and keep the flavor consistent, follow this rule.
      • For every 1 tomato, use 1 chipotle pepper, 1 teaspoon of  adobo sauce and 2 tablespoons of water. Adjust the salt and garlic powder accordingly.
  • For a Spicier Salsa: Use 2 tomatoes and increase the chipotles to 3 or 4.
  • For a Mild Salsa: Use 2 tomatoes and only 1 chipotle or half of a chipotle with more of the adobo sauce.

Tips for Reheating

  • This salsa is best served warm.
  • To reheat, place in a microwavable safe bowl, cover with a paper towel and reheat for 50-60 seconds.
  • You can also reheat in a small saucepan on the stove without the need of adding more oil.

Thank you so much for all your support and for following along! I am excited to see what this second year has in store for Everyday Latina.

I hope you enjoy!

Please leave me a comment below if you make this or tag me on Instagram @everydaylatina.

Easy Smoky Chipotle Salsa #chipotlepeppers #chipotlesalsa #mexicansalsa

Easy Smoky Chipotle Salsa

This Easy Smoky Chipotle Salsa incorporates the smokiness of chipotle peppers with a touch of sweetness from fresh tomatoes for a nice spicy salsa that goes perfectly with so many dishes.
Cuisine Mexican
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Gemma from Everyday Latina

Ingredients

  • 2 medium Roma tomatoes
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tsp adobo sauce from the chipotle peppers
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt (plus more to taste)
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Boiling the whole Roma tomatoes in water until soft, test with a fork.
  • Add the whole cooked tomatoes to a blender or food processor along with the chipotle peppers, the 2 teaspoons of the adobo sauce, garlic powder, salt and water.
  • Blend everything together until smooth.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the oil on medium-low heat. When hot, carefully pour the sauce in the pan. Let the sauce come to a simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust salt as needed.
  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. This salsa is good for about 3-5 days. Best served warm, see blog post for reheating tips.

Notes

Adjusting the Recipe

  • To Increase the Amount of Salsa Without Sacrificing Flavor: The original recipe I have provided has equal proportions of the main ingredients for the best flavor. So if you want to increase the amount of salsa and keep the flavor consistent, follow this rule.
      • For every 1 tomato, use 1 chipotle pepper, 1 teaspoon of  adobo sauce and 2 tablespoons of water. Adjust the salt and garlic powder accordingly.
  • For a Spicier Salsa: Use 2 tomatoes and increase the chipotles to 3 or 4.
  • For a Mild Salsa: Use 2 tomatoes and only 1 chipotle or half of a chipotle with more of the adobo sauce.

 

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