CINCO DE MAYO: Snack yourself away with Chipotle Salsa

This year, Cinco de Mayo is falling on a Taco Tuesday, which can not even be ruined by a virus named Corona. The celebration shouldn’t stop, we just need to improvise. As our creativity is being channeled in every area of our life, also  cooking has taken on a different face that needs to embrace flexibility and the fruitfulness of scarcity, which eventually yield the most fun way to cook. This delicious chipotle salsa was created from limited supplies that were turned into a delicious snack to celebrate Mexico. Happy Cinco de Mayo!


  • Canned tomatoes (1 can)
  • 1 chipotle chili (in adobo)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 onion
  • 4-5 dried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. apple vinegar
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Pinch of ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • salt & pepper
  • Fresh coriander
  • Jalapeños
  • Spring onion (optional)


  1. Blend the canned tomatoes with the chipotle, dried tomatoes, chopped onion and garlic in a blender.
  2. Add vinegar, salt, pepper, cinnamon, ground cumin & coriander and bring to cook the tomato sauce while heating it in a pan for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Let the salsa cool and add the juice of one lime, sliced Jalapeños, fresh coriander and a chopped spring onion (optionally).
  4. Enjoy the chipotle salsa as a snack topped on a quesadilla with fresh radish and coriander.