5-Minute Chipotle Salsa + VIDEO

Bowl of chipotle salsa in serving tray with chips and limes.

5-Minute Chipotle Salsa comes together easily with the help of your blender. This spicy, smoky salsa is extra delicious!

This recipe was originally published in August 2015. It was updated in April 2019  to add new photographs and update content. The original chipotle salsa recipe remains the same. Enjoy! 

Pop Quiz:

  • What do you do when the neighbors invite you over for a BBQ and you’ve got about 30 minutes to throw together a quick side dish?

Answer: 

  • Run to the store, grab a few simple ingredients, throw them into the blender, and in 5 minutes flat you’ve got the most amazing chipotle salsa.

This isn’t your basic salsa recipe. With fire roasted tomatoes and chipotle peppers, it’s got a smoky kick. Which makes it a perfect compliment to any grilled dish.

Sometimes I like to top this salsa off with some cubed up avocado. It’s a bit like a guacamole-salsa hybrid. Only brighter and fresher.

You could also add some corn to this salsa and it would be amazing! I would take some frozen corn, give it a quick saute in a hot skillet until it’s just charred, and then stir it in. Yum!

Close up of salsa in bowl.

If you’re feeling extra ambitious, may I suggest trying your hand at making these Baked Tortilla Chips?

Honestly, it’s almost as easy as making the chipotle salsa. All you need to do is cut some store-bought tortillas into wedges, spray them with oil, and sprinkle them with a little seasoning. Pop them into the oven while you’re making the homemade chipotle salsa and you’ll impress everyone even more.

Chipotle Salsa Ingredients

  • Fire Roasted Tomatoes (from a can)
  • Chipotle Peppers
  • Sweet Onion
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Lime

How to Make Chipotle Salsa

  • Just add all the ingredients to your blender and process until it reaches your desired texture. This blender salsa will be ready to eat in less than 5 minutes.

Bowl of chipotle salsa in serving tray with chips and limes.

Tips for Making Chipotle Salsa

  • The salsa can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to a week. Just be sure that you don’t add the avocado until just before serving.
  • Pop any leftover chipotles (and their sauce) into a ziploc bag and store it in the freezer. Next time you need one, just thaw it under warm running water for a minute, and you’re good to go!

Mexican Dip Recipes:

Bowl of chipotle salsa in serving tray with chips and limes.

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Chipotle Salsa Recipe

Bowl of chipotle salsa in serving tray with chips and limes.

5-Minute Chipotle Salsa

This 5-Minute Chipotle Salsa comes together easily with the help of your blender.
4.1 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes (with juice)
  • ½ sweet onion (rough chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled)
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • 2 chipotles in adobo ((plus 1 Tbsp. adobo sauce from can))
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • Salt (to taste)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients (except avocado) to a blender or food processor and process until it reaches your desired consistency. Pour into a bowl. Serve immediately.
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Equipment

Blender or Food Processor

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.5mg

 

 

14 comments

  1. Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life

    5 stars
    Homemade salsa is just the best! Looks amazing with your homemade tortilla chips too. Great start to any party!

    Reply

  2. Mary

    5 stars
    This is a gorgeous salsa! I love chipotle in ANYTHING. My mom does a chipotle salsa that contains an entire can of chipotle in adobo. It’s INTENSE! This one is much more my alley.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Whoa! I don’t know if I could handle an entire can, but I’d give it a try!

      Reply

  3. Jenni LeBaron

    5 stars
    I love sticking a few chipotles in adobo in salsa and also sauces! They add so much flavor and just the right amount of heat! Great 5-minute save when you need a last-minute delicious dish to bring over!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      They add so much flavor, don’t they?

      Reply

  4. jennie lamancuso

    5 stars
    This recipe is great anytime here in Arizona – it is a staple at all gatherings!! So easy and delicious,

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Jennie – So glad you enjoyed!

      Reply

  5. Janet Fazio

    looks like the perfect (because it’s easy) Cinco de Mayo dip!

    Reply

  6. Carrie

    5 stars
    What a refreshing recipe for salsa. Made a great addition to our Taco Night. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      You are so welcome Carrie!

      Reply

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