- Skill Level: Moderate
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Can be made ahead of time.
This more complex salsa balances spicy smoky chipotles, one of our favorite chiles, with tart tomatillos.
Combine the onion, garlic, chipotles, cilantro, and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until the chile softens, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a blender. Add the remaining ingredients and puree until smooth. Store in a container in the refrigerator 2 to 3 days.
How To Roast Tomatillos or Tomatoes:
We prefer to roast tomatillos and tomatoes under the broiler, but when we are in a rush, a flat pan does a fine job. Place the whole fruit (husk tomatillos first) in a hot skillet or cast iron griddle over medium high heat and roast, turning occasionally, until quite charred all over and slightly softened.
Nutritional information is based on 6 servings.