Quick and Easy Homemade Chipotle Salsa

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You guys know how I feel about condiments. I NEED ALL OF THEM. Salsa. Sauces. Guacamole. The works! And today this homemade chipotle salsa is what we all need!

Homemade Chipotle Salsa from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

This is a safe place right? Somewhere where I can admit that I’m a total salsa freak? I really can’t be blamed for this though. Growing up in Tucson basically made me this way. Salsa was everywhere and I sampled just about everything Arizona had to offer. I’ve kept my salsa eating habits since living in California. And I don’t intend to give it up anytime soon. Which is why you all need this Homemade Chipotle Salsa recipe in your life immediately. 

I want salsa that packs some serious flavor. Nothing too mellow. A little spice. Plenty of depth of flavor. Also, fire roasted tomatoes… yes! That really cranks it up a few notches. Cilantro is a must. Garlic and onions, obviously. And chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. It’s the icing on the cake.

Homemade Chipotle Salsa from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

This Homemade Chipotle Salsa goes on just about everything I made. From grilled fish, chicken, steaks, breakfast burritos and of course nachos!! This recipe makes me particularly happy for many reasons, but one giant one being there’s really no knife work involved. No chopping up tomatoes perfectly… none of that here. Instead it all goes into a blender and then you’re ready to eat! And obsessed. And cry because it’s the best salsa you’ll ever have in your entire life! Watch just how easy it is to make this Homemade Chipotle Salsa here.


Homemade Chipotle Salsa from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Homemade Salsa

4.8 from 6 votes
This Homemade Chipotle Salsa packs a punch. It comes together in a blender in less than 5 minutes and goes on just about everything, grilled fish, chicken, steak, breakfast burritos, and of course nachos!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex, Southwestern
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 can 14 oz Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño chopped
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo plus 1 teaspoon of the adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced


  • Combine all ingredients in the food processor or high powered blender and pulse until everything is evenly blended.
  • Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Add more chipotle peppers if you like it extra spice.
  • Remove from food processor or blender and refrigerate.



  1. Yum! I love fresh salsa! Can’t wait to try this recipe.
    And where did you get that serving dish??? Too cute!

  2. 4 stars
    Made this salsa today. Wonderful! Also, just wondering…where did you get the chip and dip bowl in the picture? Love it!

  3. I made this salsa exactly to the recipe, although I doubled the portions because it doesn’t make much salsa, not for two people. Well, not for my son and I who can make salsa an entire meal 🙂

    I will say this salsa has a very nice texture. My son and I felt there was way too much lime however and not enough spice. I thought it was going to be on the hot side but it was very mild. I would recommend using 1/2 the amount of lime and at least double on the chipotle. I finally ended up adding more cherry tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, pepper, salt, and dumped the entire remaining can of chipotle in, sauce and all.

  4. Gabe: I have made dozens of salsas, still looking for “the one” and I have now found it. I made your salsa last night. You are correct; there is no better salsa. I did broil the jalapeño and onion to unleash their flavors. I added two more chipotles and another tsp sauce.

  5. Those nachos look amazing. I’d like to know where you got those. We just got some chipolte that my husband loves so this will be something we will try.

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