My F&W
quick save (...)

Pecan-Chipotle Salsa

  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN plus cooling
  • SERVINGS: 1 cup
  • FAST
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

This smoky salsa has a warm heat and a rich, nutty flavor. It’s perfect splashed on top of marinated skirt steak tacos.

Slideshow: Amazing Salsas

  1. 3 dried chipotle morita chiles, stemmed (see Note)
  2. 1/2 cup hot water
  3. 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  4. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  5. 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
  6. 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  7. Kosher salt
  1. In a medium skillet, toast the chipotles over moderate heat, turning, until pliable and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the chiles to a food processor, add the hot water and let stand until softened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in the same skillet, toast the pecans over moderate heat, tossing, until browned in spots, 6 minutes. Add the toasted pecans to the food processor and let cool slightly, then puree the salsa until smooth.
  3. In the skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the onion and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened and just starting to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the pecan-chipotle puree and cook, stirring, until hot, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and transfer the salsa to a bowl. Let cool completely before serving.
Notes

The purplish morita is the most common variety of dried chipotle in the US.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Ratings

Average Rating

(0)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    advertisement

    Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.