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This Wicked Chipotle Chile Pequin Salsa gets serious heat from the Chile Pequins and a rich flavor from the Chipotles. So good! Keep an eye out for Chile Pequins (Piquin) in Latin markets. mexicanplease.com
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Wicked Hot Chipotle Chile Pequin Salsa

This fiery salsa gets heat from the Chile Pequins and a rich flavor from the Chipotles in Adobo.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Patrick Calhoun | Mexican Please


  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons onion
  • 1/8 cup Chile Pequin (approx. 25-30 chilis)
  • 3 chipotles in adobo
  • salt
  • splash of vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons water


  • Roast the tomatoes in the oven at 400F for 15-20 minutes
  • Pick through 1/8 cup of Chile Pequins (25-30 chilis) and remove any stems or hardened chilis
  • Add the Chile Pequins to the roasting pan and roast for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the tomatoes and Chile Pequins to a blender along with 3 chipotles in adobo, a sliver of onion, 2 garlic cloves, a pinch of salt, 2-3 tablespoons of water, and a splash of vinegar.
  • Pulse blend until ingredients thoroughly combined
  • Serve immediately


Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
I typically cut the stems off the Chipotles in Adobo but this is optional.


Calories: 108kcal