Chiltepin Hot Salsa Recipe From the Taste of Tucson Cookbook


An all-purpose salsa that can be used for dipping, for seasoning, and as a taco sauce.

red chiltepin hot salsa surrounded by tortilla chips
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Chiltepin Hot Salsa Recipe
Chiltepin salsa is one of the defining elements of Sonoran food because the bushes that produce the chiles grow wild in parts of Southern Arizona and aren't common to other regions. This is an all-purpose salsa that can be used for dipping, for seasoning, and as a taco sauce. A little goes a long way, so if you prefer a milder salsa, cut the amount of chiles down by a half or a third. Chiltepica is a local Tucson company that sells their chiltepin online.
This recipe is from the Taste of Tucson cookbook by Jackie Alpers.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons dried Mexican oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried chiltepin chiles
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

Instructions

  • Be sure to watch the how-to video below
  • Put the 1 cup of water and garlic in a blender and puree.
  • Add the tomatoes, onion, vinegar, cilantro, oregano, olive oil, chiles, and salt. Pulse until well combined.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour to let the flavors meld before serving.

Video

Notes

This recipe is from the Taste of Tucson cookbook by Jackie Alpers.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican, Sonoran, Sonoran Style Mexican, Taste of Tucson: Sonoran Style Recipes, Tucson Sonoran Style Mexican
Keyword chiltepin hot salsa recipe, chiltepin salsa recipe, hot salsa recipe, Jackie Alpers, sonoran recipe, spicy salsa recipe, Taste of Tucson cookbook recipe, Taste of Tucson recipe, Tucson Sonora, Tucson Sonora recipe

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