A lot of flavor…but very few calories: Red Salsa

Having an easy salsa recipe is a must for any cook interested in experimenting with different flavors. Salsa adds a lot of flavor and heat to foods without adding many calories and fat. You can grill thinly sliced meat or chicken and serve it in flour or corn tortillas with guacamole and salsa on top. Salsa is also delicious on a quesadilla, and I even put it on my scrambled eggs! Keep reading below for one of my favorite salsa recipes.

Red Salsa


  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 dried chipotle chile (veins and seeds removed)
  • ½ garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped onion
  • 1 tsp salt

The tomatoes and the chile need to be roasted first. You can do this in the oven on a sheet pan or on the stovetop in a regular pan. Place 3 to 4 tomatoes and the chipotle chile over medium to medium low heat to slowly roast them.

When the tomatoes are blackened and nearly boiling on the inside and the chile well toasted, remove everything from the heat.

Place the tomatoes and the chile in a blender along with the garlic, onion and salt. Blend the mixture until completely smooth.

It is incredibly simple to make and adds so much flavor.

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