Hatch Chile Salsa Fresca

Hatch Chile Salsa Fresca is made with roasted hatch chilies, fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic and lime. It’s a fun twist on fresh salsa!

One of my favorite things every August is when hatch chilies hit the supermarket shelves. I use them in mac n’ cheese, pimento cheese, guacamole, pull-apart bread and a few more. Basically, I adore them.

Today I am sharing this recipe for Hatch Chile Salsa Fresca. It is the perfect, fresh way to enjoy my favorite part of August.

Hatch Chile Salsa Fresca is made with roasted hatch chilies, fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic and lime. It's a fun twist on fresh salsa!

During hatch chile season, my local grocery store and Whole Foods, usually have a weekend where they roast the chilies outside the store. It’s a smell that makes my mouth water!  However, I don’t usually buy them pre-roasted. I grab some of the fresh chilies and roast them myself. It’s really easy and if you need a tutorial the Kitchn put together a great one.

After you’ve roasted the chilies, this hatch chile salsa comes together easily. You will need fresh roma tomatoes (even better if they are from your garden!), yellow onion, garlic, lime juice and salt.

And just a little bit of patience.

Hatch Chile Salsa Fresca is made with roasted hatch chilies, fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic and lime. It's a fun twist on fresh salsa!

I say a little bit of patience because in order to get the best flavor, it is best to let this Hatch Chile Salsa Fresca chill at least 30 minutes so the flavors can mingle.

After that though, get to dippin’!

Hatch Chile Salsa Fresca is made with roasted hatch chilies, fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic and lime. It's a fun twist on fresh salsa!

Chips and salsa is one of my go-to snack on hot summer days so obviously I recommend serving this Hatch Chile Salsa Fresca with tortilla chips (and a Corona with lime!). In addition to a delectable snack, I recommend adding this salsa to tacos, salads, and grilled meats.

One last note: Hatch chilies can be spicy or not spicy. I’ve had some as mild as bell pepper and some a little hotter than a jalapeno. If you’re concerned about spice, start with one.Hatch Chile Salsa Fresca is made with roasted hatch chilies, fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic and lime. It's a fun twist on fresh salsa!

Hatch Chile Salsa Fresca Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time:

Ingredients:

  • 2 roasted hatch chilies
  • 2 cups diced roma tomatoes (about 4 tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • salt to taste

Instructions

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Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt if needed. Serve with chips or on top of tacos or grilled meats.

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  • Reply
    CrunchyCreamySw
    August 31, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    I cannot wait to make this for our next Taco Tuesday!

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    Megan Ancheta
    August 31, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I just saw fresh grown hatch chilies in our grocery store and was wondering what to do with them. I can’t wait to try this!

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    Carrie R
    August 31, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Such a simple, yet flavorful salsa! :) Loving those roasted hatch chiles.

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    Michelle Nahom
    August 31, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I am so excited about this recipe! I love Hatch Green Chiles!

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    Angie | Big Bears Wife
    August 31, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Sending this to my dad! He is going to love this recipe!

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    Gust Și Aromă
    August 31, 2017 at 4:16 am

    My husband would love this salsa!