This delicious fresh tomato salsa Chipotle copycat recipe is so easy to make and only takes a handful of ingredients. Fresh vine ripe tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeños, lemon and lime juice, and salt. That’s it!
Salsa is one of my favorite sides to almost any meal. Here in Texas, salsa is almost a universal side. There are so many kinds, and they go so well with so many foods. One salsa that I truly adore is the fresh tomato salsa at Chipotle. I could eat that stuff by the tub I so I decided to make my own copycat version of their delicious salsa, and I’m so glad I did. After a few delicious attempts that helped me really dial things in, I’ve created a copycat salsa that taste delicious and tastes as close to the Chipotle version as you can get without having the real recipe. It’s DEE-licious.
Chipotle Fresh Tomato Salsa
This copycat salsa has everything we love about the Chipotle original. Fresh tomatoes, red onions, jalapenos, white onions, cilantro, lemon juice, and lime juice come together to create a light, chunky salsa that is so fresh and so packed with flavor. It’s also absolutely delicious! It’s perfect for Taco Tuesday and as a side to almost any chicken, beef, pork, or fish dish. My rule of thumb with this salsa is that it goes with everything. So far, I haven’t been proven wrong.
Why You’ll Love This Copycat Chipotle Fresh Tomato Salsa
- It only takes a handful of ingredients.
- It’s super easy to make. You only need to do a little dicing!
- You don’t have to go to Chipotle to enjoy their delicious salsa.
- Everyone LOVES this salsa recipe!
Tips and Variations
This is a super easy recipe to make, but I do have some tips to help make sure your salsa is the best it can possibly be. I also have some variations here so you can switch things up if you like.
- Use a very sharp knife to make dicing easier. Dull knives just smash the vegetables rather than cutting them into small pieces.
- NEVER touch your face when working with hot peppers.
- Always wash your hands after handling hot peppers.
- For hotter salsa, try adding poblano, chipotle peppers, or habanero peppers.
- Add diced garlic for even more flavor.
- If you’re limiting your sodium intake, simply omit the salt.
What to Serve with Fresh Tomato Salsa
The beauty of this delicious salsa is that you can serve it with almost anything. Some great ideas include:
- ANY Mexican or Tex-Mex dish.
- Pork chops
- Tortilla chips
Chipotle Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe FAQ
If you have questions about this easy salsa recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about salsa.
Where does salsa come from?
Salsa can be traced back to the ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Mayans. They created their own versions of salsa using tomatoes, chilies, and squash seeds. It was introduced to the rest of the world when Spaniards conquered Mexico in the 1500s and discovered the dish.
What is Chipotle fresh tomato salsa made of?
The dish is Chipotle’s take on Pico de Gallo, consisting of fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, cilantro, lemon and lime juice, and salt.
Is Chipotle salsa spicy?
It has a little heat, but it’s relatively mild, with diced jalapenos being the only pepper variety in it.
Are salsa and Pico de Gallo the same?
Yes and no. They both use basically the same ingredients. The real difference is in the texture. Pico de Gallo consists of chopped vegetables and very little liquid. Meanwhile, salsa uses the same ingredients but has much more liquid. It can range from chunky to pureed.
Is Chipotle fresh tomato salsa really salsa?
Not really. More accurately, it’s Pico de Gallo.
How to Store Leftover Fresh Tomato Salsa
Store leftover salsa in a glass container with a tight-fitting lid like a mason jar. Never use plastic containers because they can absorb the flavor. The salsa will last for up to a week in the fridge.
Copycat Chipotle Fresh Tomato Salsa Ingredients
It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make this delicious salsa. You’ll find them all easily in your local grocery store.
- Vine ripe tomatoes
- Red onion
- White onion
- Lime juice
- Lemon juice
How to Make Chipotle Fresh Tomato Salsa
Making this delicious salsa is even easier than gathering up the ingredients. It only takes two steps! How simple is that?
Step 1: Dice the Vegetables
Using a sharp knife, dice all of the vegetables and chop the cilantro.
Step 2: Make the Salsa
Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl and stir until combined. Transfer to a glass container with a tight-fitting lid and store for up to a week in the refrigerator.
Try This Easy Chipotle Salsa Recipe Today
This copycat Chipotle fresh tomato salsa is so good and so easy! It’s loaded with all the flavors we love in the original, and making it is a breeze. The only actual work involved is a little dicing and some mixing. That’s all there is to it! Whip up a batch of this salsa and serve it with everything from steaks to tortilla chips. I know that once you try it you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
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Chipotle Fresh Tomato Salsa
- In a medium bowl, add all ingredients, stir.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until ready to serve.
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