Apple Chiltepin Salsita

Apple Chiltepin Salsita

Apple Chiltepin Salsita

Salsita de Manzana con Chiltepin

Recipe Yield

1 1/2 cups approximately

Cooking time

20 minutes

Rate this recipe

5 from 1 vote


  • 3/4 pound ripe roma tomatoes
  • 3 peeled garlic cloves
  • 1 granny smith apple peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or canela
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried chiltepin chiles or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

To Prepare

  • Place the whole tomatoes and peeled garlic cloves in a medium saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the tomatoes are completely cooked and mushy, and their skins are starting to peel off. Transfer to a blender along with the garlic, and 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Add the apple, oregano, cinnamon, black pepper, allspice, cider vinegar, salt and chiltepin chiles, and puree until completely smooth.
  • Dry the saucepan and set over medium heat. Add the oil and when it is hot and starts to ripple, add the puree. The mixture will jump and splutter initially so use the lid of the saucepan to shield yourself, holding it slightly above the pan. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the flavors have ripened and melded together. Scrape into a bowl and serve, or allow to cool, cover and refrigerate. It will keep in the refrigerator for at least 5 days.


4comments inApple Chiltepin Salsita

  1. Jodi Cloud

    Jan 09

    Hi Patti,
    What else could you do with this salsa? Would it taste good on a fish taco? What about a chicken enchilada? Fried eggs? It sounds so good on its own I want to make it.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 17

      Perfect in a fish taco Jodi! All great ideas, how about to top Molletes ( instead of pico? Enjoy 😉

  2. Trent

    Nov 20

    Sounds delicious…with what would it be served?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 22

      I served it on top of the Tostada Cachoreada of that same episode Trent, but you can use it on taquitos, sopes, quesadillas, or just to dip chips. Enjoy!

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