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Adobo Herb Salsa Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Adobo Herb Salsa

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"The unique smoky flavor of Adobo sauce makes this salsa a crowd pleaser. Easy to make with canned ingredients, your friends will think it came fresh from your garden."

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  1. In a bowl, toss together the tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, adobo sauce, tarragon, and vinegar. Season to taste with salt, cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 16, 2007

I was very pleasantly surprised by this salsa. It was flavorful and very fresh tasting. My husband and I both scarfed this down and he can't stand green peppers. The only change I made was a little dried tarragon because I didn't have any fresh. Next time I may use a little more adobo sauce to spice it up a little more.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 31, 2005

The tarragon in this salsa makes it taste weird, and not in a good way.


11 Ratings

Aug 27, 2006

Very easy recipe to make! My husband loved it, and he has tried tons of salsa recipes. Has a very unique flavor.

Aug 24, 2006

This salsa on a hot day is irresistable. Its uniquely wonderful! Everyone in my family loves it.

Nov 16, 2010

I used a sweet white onion and added a little lime juice. Everyone at the party really loved it!

Oct 20, 2010

Good recipe but a knockoff, not original....this has been used by my friends for ages.

May 23, 2011

Adobo Herb Salsa Haiku: "Increased cilantro. And I dropped the tarragon. Nice adobo kick!" I love the smoky bite and spicy aftertaste that the adobo sauce gave this salsa; I didn't deviate from the recipe, except to scale it to half, so that I only had to use a 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes. The longer it sits in the fridge, the tastier it gets, so aim for more than the recommended 30+ min. Simply scooped up onto tortilla chips, this is a tasty, and easy, alternative to store-bought salsa. (Oh, and as a random side note, once you open the can of chipotles to measure out the adobo sauce, the perfect sized container for what's remaining in the can is a leftover Spice World 8 oz. jar of minced garlic.)

Aug 01, 2011

Excellent! I love the adobo addition! Adds such a great flavor. I didn't have fresh tarragon and so I used dried instead. I would definitely recommend this!


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  • Calories
  • 59 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 621 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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