Chipotle Tomato Salsa

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: about 3 cups
Canned chipotles in adobo are a convenient way to add smoky bold flavor to sauces and salsa. Amp up the smokiness of this salsa even more by charring up tomatoes, onions and garlic before blending together.



  1. Preheat the broiler. Arrange the tomatoes, onion and garlic close together on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil, turning occasionally, until the tomatoes burst and all the vegetables are softened and charred, about 15 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes.
  2. Peel the garlic, then transfer to a blender along with the remaining broiled vegetables. Add 1/2 chipotle chile, the vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 cup water; puree until smooth. For more heat, add the remaining 1/2 chipotle and puree. If the salsa is too thick, add a splash of water. Let sit 30 minutes to let the flavors develop. Season with salt.