Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This salsa has a slight twist to it! Why Smoking? Besides the heat from the hot peppers you have a smokey flavor going from the chipotle peppers. Then optional for those that like it real hot use ghost chilies. This makes nice little gifts, just pack a basket with it and some chips, avocados, cheese, beer or margarita mix etc.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor, process with the metal blade the meat of lime, jalapenos, garlic, and chipotle peppers and ghost chilies if using till minced fine.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan stir to mix well and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Ladle into hot jars leaving 1/2 headspace.
  4. Remove any air bubbles.
  5. Clean rims and adjust lids.
  6. Process in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from bath and cool in a wind free area.
  8. Label and store in a cool, dark, dry place.


Most Helpful

This salsa has become my favorite!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

rainwalker1966 September 15, 2012

I made this salsa last fall with tomatoes and peppers from my garden and gave the jars as Christmas gives with homemade tortilla chips. Oh, the raves I received. My hair stylist still talks about it and says it was the best salsa he has ever had. Thanks for the great recipe Rita. I hope my tomatoes will produce enough for me to make it again!

MerziMerziMe August 17, 2009

This recipe rocks for flavor and texture, extactly what I was looking for, I did add extra chipolte chilis as I love the smoky flavor. I measured right on, and came out with 8 pint jars. Of course one never made it to the pantry, the teens devoured it!

Dawnab October 15, 2007

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