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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14th May, 2019
Really delicious with lots of flavour! Served mine with falafels in pitta and will be making it again to go with many other things.
28th Apr, 2013
For those asking - I always get my chipotle paste from Tesco :)
28th Apr, 2013
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!
21st May, 2012
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.
17th May, 2012 long would this keep if covered in the fridge?
25th Aug, 2011
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.
29th Jul, 2011
We are big fans of Chipotle here in the office. We have a lovely Chipotle chilli sauce But this salsa looks just as delicious!
23rd Jun, 2011
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.
1st Feb, 2011
You can order the chipotle paste directly from the Discovery website if you don't have a waitrose!
24th Aug, 2010
I got mine from a Budgens Store. Hope you have those in the North West. Good luck


11th Mar, 2014
Can this Salsa be frozen?
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24th Mar, 2014
Hi there. We're afraid the salsa is not suitable for freezing.
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