Smoky Chipotle Salsa

Chipotles add a pleasing smokiness to this salsa, which also has plenty of sweetness from roasted tomatoes. Serve this as a table salsa with chips for a nice change of pace.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 8 medium red tomatoes
  • 1 yellow onion, halved
  • 4 dried chipotle chilies
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt


  • Roast tomatoes, onion, chilies, and garlic on a comal or cast iron skillet until they are nearly blackened.
  • Place the vegetables and chilies in a blender. Blend, gradually adding 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup water, until smooth. Season with salt and serve.