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Course: Appetizers
Keyword: Appetizers, Cinco de Mayo, Dips, Salsa with Ancho Chiles, Tex-Mex, Vegetarian

Salsa with Ancho Chiles

ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 cups
Photo by Lynne Calamia
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  • 4 jalapeno peppers, 2 seeded and minced, 2 whole
  • 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 dried ancho chile peppers, seeded, cut into short strips, and snipped into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 cups


  • Heat the broiler. Roast the 2 whole jalapenos in a pie pan under the broiler, giving the peppers a quarter turn every 2 to 3 minutes, until blackened, about 6 minutes. Remove the stems and skins and discard the seeds (or keep the seeds if you like your salsa extra hot). Chop the jalapenos.
  • In a bowl, combine the jalapenos with the remaining ingredients. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
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