Chipotle Salsa with Rosemary

Chipotle Salsa with Rosemary

Chipotle salsa with rosemary takes the best aromas of homemade chipotles en adobo (recipe in previous post) and creates a bright, herbal salsa that tastes as smooth as silk and picante as Mexican salsa should be.  You can use canned chipotles for this recipe if you are in a pinch, but I think you’ll really like making my Chipotles En Adobo recipe because after you make a big batch, you can apportion them into small jars and give them as holiday gifts.  Like the hommade chipotles, this salsa is delicious, just right for that Thanksgiving guajolote.

Chipotles are ripe red jalapeño chiles that first dried, then smoked in a trio of native woods: mesquite, oak and pecan. They are smoky delicious and are made right here in our Texas Mexican region.  90% of all chipotles are dried, smoked and shipped from the state of Chihuahua.

Homemade Chipotles En Adobo
Homemade Chipotles En Adobo

Recipe for Chipotle Salsa with Rosemary

Ingredients (makes 2 cups)

Aromatic Oregano, Rosemary for Chipotle Salsa

4 oz. dry chipotle chiles, about 20-22 chiles
14 oz. tomatoes, fresh or canned (if canned, the ingredients should not include any additives other than salt)
1 garlic clove
2″ sprig of fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp fresh oregano (Mexican, lippia graveolens)
4 Tbs white onion, diced
2 chipotles en adobo (each about 4-5 inches)
2 Tbs adobo liquid from the chipotles en adobo
1/2 tsp salt

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, about one minute.  Correct the salt and serve immediately or store in the refrigerator up to 5 days.


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2 thoughts on “Chipotle Salsa with Rosemary”

  • I love this recipe! Thank you for sharing. One question: what do YOU use this salsa for? What’s your favourite way of cooking with it?


  • thank you, adán, for sharing your gift for teaching, and cooking traditional chicano dishes from tejas y chihuahua.
    your blog has answered many questions:
    “when?” and
    muy agradecida,
    a good way,
    luzsilvia máynez engelbrecht

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