• 2 Cups California raisins
  • 2 chipotle chile peppers canned in adobo sauce plus 1 Tablespoon of adobo sauce
  • 1/3 Cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime, about a teaspoon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of salt


Place raisins in a pot.  Add just enough cold water to cover the raisins about 1/2 inch.  Over high heat, bring the raisins to a boil.  Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the raisins are plump.  Strain the raisins, discarding the water, and place in a food processor or a high quality blender.  To the raisins add chipolte peppers, adobo sauce, cilantro, water, lime juice, lime zest, cumin, and salt.  Pulse for 1 to 2 minutes until the mixture is smooth.  If the consistency seems overly thick add a small amount of water.

Serve on red meats, chicken, shrimp, vegetables and roasted potatoes.  This sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an air-tight container.

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5. A ¼ cup serving of raisins provides 6% of the daily value for potassium.