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Mexican Chipotle Salsa

This mouth-watering red salsa recipe comes together quick! Make it mild, medium or hot, share Mexican Chipotle Salsa as a dip and with all your favorite Mexican food! gluten free + vegan
Course Appetizer, Condiment, Dip
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Chipotle Salsa Recipe, Mexican Chipotle Salsa Recipe, Mild Salsa Recipe, Red Salsa Recipe
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean

Ingredients

Medium(ish) Salsa:

  • 14.5 oz (411g) Fire Roasted Tomatoes canned* see note
  • 1 C (105g) White or Red Onion large dice, about 1/2 an onion** see note
  • 3/4 C (100g) Green Bell Pepper large dice, about 1/2 a bell pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin ground
  • 1 Chipotle Chili from a can of chipotle chilis in adobo sauce
  • 2 tsp Adobo Sauce from a can of chipotle chilis in adobo sauce
  • 4-5 Pickled jalapeño Pepper Rings
  • 2 Large Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Tbs Lime Juce from about 1/2 a large lime
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • Fist Full of Fresh Cilantro stems and leaves*** see note

Instructions

For Medium Salsa:

  • In the pitcher of a blender, layer in the ingredients: tomatoes and all their juices, onion, bell pepper, cumin, chipotle chili, adobo sauce, jalapeños, garlic, lime, salt and cilantro. For chunky salsa, pulse only a few times. For a thinner sauce, pulse longer. Pulse until desired consistency is reached. Adjust salt to taste. 
  • Pour into a lidded storage container. Refrigerate for at least an hour before sharing to let the flavors marry.  Refrigerate for up to four days. 

For Hot Salsa:

  • Prepare recipe as written, but add an additional 1/2-1 Chipotle pepper and 3 tsp of adobo sauce. Add a few more jalapeño pepper rings to taste. 

For Mild Salsa:

  • Prepare the recipe as written, but use only 1/2 a chipotle pepper, 1 tsp of adobo sauce and 0-2 pickled jalapeño pepper rings. 

Notes

*For a looser salsa, use crushed fire roasted tomatoes. It's not as chunky as diced tomatoes, but makes a fine salsa.
**Red/purple onions tend to be spicer than white, so for a milder salsa, go with white onion. 
***If not much of a cilantro fan (some say it tastes like soap) only add a few springs. I add a lot, because I love it. But the amount is completely to taste. Play with it and see what you like best!