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Chipotle Pico De Gallo Salsa Recipe

August 21, 2013

Save this Chipotle Tomato Salsa recipe for your next summer grill out. Promise, it will be a hit.

Chipotle Tomato Salsa Recipe

Long ago we gave up McDonald’s, Burger King, and Taco Bell. Now when we want a good meal fast we head to Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Since cleaning up our diet, Chipotle has been one of the few restaurants that “get us.”

No eye rolling, no “what’s gluten?“—just a swift change of serving spoons and gloves and they’re off and running to build a satisfying gluten-free/dairy-free meal for my boy.

Thank you Chipotle!

Last week Chipotle had a booth at the Larimer County Farmers’ Market in downtown Fort Collins and they were giving away—yes, giving away—their salsa recipe. Okay, well “someone in the know” says this isn’t the exact restaurant recipe (it’s proprietary), but it’s a good “public version.” So I snagged it and came home and made a batch. I hope they don’t mind me posting it here. Chipotle, if you do, feel free to contact me and I will take it down ;).

Chipotle Pico De Gallo Salsa Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 vine ripened TOMATOES, diced
  • 1/2 RED ONION, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh CILANTRO, chopped
  • 2 JALAPENOS, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh LIME JUICE
  • 1/2 teaspoon SALT (or to taste)
  • PEPPER to taste

Instructions

  1. Toss all ingredients.
  2. Chill at least an hour to allow flavors to blend.
  3. Serve with corn chips, over a salad, or in a burrito.

Notes

Chipotle recommends cutting tomatoes into quarters and removing the seeds and the pulp before chopping. That really made a difference.

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Carol August 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Gorgeous! And you had me at salsa 🙂

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Lexie August 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Thank you Carol … all credit goes to Chipotle. 🙂

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Gerry August 28, 2013 at 1:34 am

We love Chipotle!! It is a special treat when we are able to eat out (something we don't do very often). We too gave up all the "other" fast food options for health's sake, but Chipotle . . . YUM!!! We need more restaurants like this for those days when we just don't feel like cooking. Nice shout out for Chipotle Restaurant!!!

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Lexie August 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Gerry, I am with you! I have dreams of opening a real food "fast food" chain just so that we'd have more choices for eating out. Eating in has saved us so much money and has allowed us to buy better food for eating at home. Of course there are nights that I am wiped and lack inspiration and that's when Chipotle comes to the rescue 🙂 xoLexie

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Rebecca March 31, 2014 at 9:10 pm

I zest the limes before squeezing the juice from them. I don't necessarily see this at Chipotle. I can always tell when I make this at home and forget the zest.

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Roberito September 28, 2014 at 12:56 am

What does that mean to "zest a lime?"

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Lexie September 28, 2014 at 2:04 am

Robierto, that is when you grate the peel of the lime 🙂

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Jason Mayfield June 6, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Your recipe has changed my salsa-world! Make it all the time. We’re trying out a new farmers market today to see if we can get that "extra fresh" happening!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Thanks!

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Sarah Mishler September 12, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Are you able to can this recipe to have it taste garden fresh in the winter?

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Lexie September 15, 2015 at 2:34 am

Hi Sarah, great question. I am a canning phobe and only use recipes from my Ball Canning Cookbook. I just don’t like to take chances, the amount of acid must be just right and such. Sorry I can’t give you a yes or no 🙂 xoLexie

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