Red Sauce: Cantina-Style Salsa



Yield 8-10 servings

Even better than your favorite cantina-style salsa!  We use fire-roasted tomatoes and chipotles to create a subtle smokiness that enhances any meal.  Of course, it’s perfect for dipping, too.  Adding in 1/3rd cup of reserved Chimichurri Sauce also brings in a nice amount of fresh raw greens, which definitely works to boost the health factor on this already light condiment.


1/3rd cup Chimichurri Sauce

½ lemon, peeled and seeds removed

3 cloves garlic, whole

¼ yellow onion

1 28-oz can fire-roasted tomatoes

½ tsp salt, to taste

1 chipotle in adobo sauce, whole


In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and pulse to break up large pieces.

Once well-combined, continue blending until smooth.

Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Remove all but ⅓ cup of sauce to a container with a lid and store until ready to use.

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