How to Make Fresh & Simple Chipotle Salsa

Simple, fresh chipotle salsa made with just a few ingredients. Includes bonus video showing how to easily dice an onion.

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How to Make Fresh & Simple Chipotle Salsa Recipe
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The ingredients minus the chipotle peppers.  TIP: You can buy chipotle peppers canned in adobo sauce. I normally only use 2 so I freeze the rest  in packs of 2 to thaw later.

The ingredients minus the chipotle peppers. TIP: You can buy chipotle peppers canned in adobo sauce. I normally only use 2 so I freeze the rest in packs of 2 to thaw later.

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Dice the tomatoes. I like to cut them off as shown.

Dice the tomatoes. I like to cut them off as shown.

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I generally discard some of the mush inside.

I generally discard some of the mush inside.

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Slice across..

Slice across..

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Then turn and slice the other way to complete the dice.

Then turn and slice the other way to complete the dice.

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Rolling citrus fruit with some pressure helps burst the interior cells & can yield more juice.

Rolling citrus fruit with some pressure helps burst the interior cells & can yield more juice.

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Chop some cilantro - I discard some of the stems, but chop the rest up with the leaves. If you're bored you're welcome to peel individual leaves.

Chop some cilantro - I discard some of the stems, but chop the rest up with the leaves. If you're bored you're welcome to peel individual leaves.

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Somewhat roughly chopped - smells great!

Somewhat roughly chopped - smells great!

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Squeeze juice of a lime into the salsa.

Squeeze juice of a lime into the salsa.

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Now for some heat! To finely dice the jalapeño I cut the stem and tip off then slice to remove the pepper's sides.

Now for some heat! To finely dice the jalapeño I cut the stem and tip off then slice to remove the pepper's sides.

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Skinned!

Skinned!

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Slice each piece lengthwise then crosswise.

Slice each piece lengthwise then crosswise.

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Diced!

Diced!

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Now, I finely dice the chipotle peppers. I just cut the the stem off and dice everything including seeds. These are mushy so just chop chop the best you can and you'll be fine.

Now, I finely dice the chipotle peppers. I just cut the the stem off and dice everything including seeds. These are mushy so just chop chop the best you can and you'll be fine.

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Almost there!

Almost there!

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Dicing an onion was something I hated until I learned an easy way.. Slice through the root..

Dicing an onion was something I hated until I learned an easy way.. Slice through the root..

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Peel back the first couple of layers..

Peel back the first couple of layers..

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Now, I'll show you the next steps via video..

Now, I'll show you the next steps via video..

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Add the onions to the salsa, stir it up & enjoy!!  TIP: allow salsa to sit for 30 mins to an hour before serving to allow flavors to develop

Add the onions to the salsa, stir it up & enjoy!! TIP: allow salsa to sit for 30 mins to an hour before serving to allow flavors to develop

Ingredients

4 Tomatoes 
1 Lime (juiced) 
½ Red onion  
¼ Bunches Cilantro 
2 Pinches Salt 
1 Pinch Sugar  
2 Chipotle Peppers 
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