Smoky chipotle pepper salsa

Smoky chipotle pepper salsa

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 6
Take a little pot of salsa in your lunchbox to enjoy with vegetable crudités, tortilla chips or pitta bread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal55
  • fat2g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.06g
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  • 2 red peppers, halved lengthways
  • 6 ripe tomatoes, halved



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp chipotle paste
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 20g pack coriander, roughly chopped


  1. Heat grill to high. Put peppers onto a baking sheet, skin-side up, grill until skins are black, then put into a bowl and cover. Leave until cool, then peel skins away.

  2. Scoop out and discard tomato seeds. Put tomatoes into a food processor with garlic, lime juice, oil and chipotle paste. Add peppers, then pulse until chunky. Stir onion and coriander through, then serve.

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Comments (16)

madwumin's picture

For those asking - I always get my chipotle paste from Tesco :)

madwumin's picture

Beautiful! I only made this to mix 2 spoons worth through a mexican burger I was making - we demolished the leftovers with some plain crisps - it was soooooo tasty! Didnt have lime juice or coriander so used lemon juice and basil. Delish! Excellent! Making again next weekend with a platter of nibbles to scoop it up with! Hubby loved it and asked me to make it again today! Will never buy shop bought salsa again!

mckcooks's picture

I like a few of you fellow foodies have found it dificult to get my hands on the Chipotle paste, but I do have an alternitive way to get something similar to the taste. I bye the long red chillys you can get your hands on in most suppermarkets. simply roast these off with the red peppers and tomatoes, then skin them if you wish but i leave the seeds in for the "heat" kick. Hope this helps.

weeann's picture long would this keep if covered in the fridge?

mattbuk's picture

Very good, reminds me of the Red Pepper Dip you can get at Nandos as a starter - but with a bit more of a kick.

Took me a while to find the paste though, but worth the wait.

sami_23's picture

Really yummy recipe which never seems to last long on the table - good job it only takes minutes to make more! Chipotle en adobo (chipotle paste) can also be found on-line on Mex Grocer website - they also stock a wide range of other mexican food goodies too. Also really great to use to make nachos with tortilla chips and cheese.

michelelane's picture

You can order the chipotle paste directly from the Discovery website if you don't have a waitrose!

purpleflufff's picture

I got mine from a Budgens Store. Hope you have those in the North West. Good luck

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cealsw's picture

Yummie -
I asked a guy in a chilli farm about chipotle chillis as I hadn't seen any seeds/etc to be able to grow them. Apparently it's not a type of chilli, but at the end of the season when there are red jalapeno chillis left over and they're no longer in tip top form, they are smoked. So, they tend to be dried and brown.
Hope this helps.

holmfirth's picture

I keep seeing the word chipotle, can someone please tell me what it/they are :(((((

thomas11's picture

Thank you MarkG. I can make my pepper salsa now !

markkgriffin's picture

Thomas1 - the one I have is part of the 'Discovery' range and I found it in Waitrose.

The recipe is fab... as DGrant said you definitely need to deseed the tomatoes otherwise it does go too watery. Also I would suggest cutting everything up rather than blitzing it, otherwise you may end up with a puree if your not too careful!

thomas11's picture

Can anyone suggest where to buy chipotle paste ? I`ve tried my two local supermarkets and they don`t stock it.

debbiegr's picture

Had this as an accompaniment with a BBQ. - really good, great flavours with a nice kick - Might remove seeds from toamatoes next time as it turned quite watery.

Questions (2)

kevsummers's picture

Can this Salsa be frozen?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there. We're afraid the salsa is not suitable for freezing.

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