Chipotle Tomato Salsa

June 27, 2019


This punchy, chunky salsa takes advantage of our canned Chipotles en Adobo, a staple in Mexico and usually used in chilli con carne or similar dishes. Their flavour is smoky and piquant, with the heat you would expect from chipotle chilli mellowed a little by the sauce. The recipe combines these beauties with plump, fresh juicy tomatoes, crunchy red onions and plenty of fresh coriander. The salsa works well as a filling for tacos and quesadillas, and as it is quite chunky can be used like a side salad served with simply grilled fish or chicken.


1As easy as it gets. Cut the tomatoes into large chunks and combine with the onion, garlic and chopped chipotle. Next mix the oregano, lime juice, olive oil and a teaspoon of the adobo sauce from the chipotle can, then pour over the tomatoes and mix well. Finish with a pinch of salt and the chopped coriander.


4 Large, ripe, plump juicy tomatoes

1 Small red onion, finely diced

2 Chipotle en Adobo, seeded and finely chopped (leave the seeds if you like it hot!)

1 Clove garlic, minced

1 tsp Mexican Oregano

1 tbsp Lime Juice

1 tbsp Olive Oil

2 tbsp Chopped fresh coriander