Roasted Tomato Salsa

Roasted Tomato Salsa Recipe

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Mary Ann Hanson


This is another recipe from my Mexican friend. The roasting makes all the difference. Otherwise it would just be pico de gallo! It is not exact. I just watched him and learned.

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about 3 cups
20 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


2 large
1 medium
onion, cut in very thick slices
jalapeno pepper
handful fresh cilantro leaves
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Roasted Tomato Salsa


  • 1Roast tomato, onion slices and jalapeno on an open fire until charred and slightly soft. I do this on a rack placed over my burner on my gas stove. The tomato will split and start to juice. Oh well. Just let it char. This is what my Mexican friend did. It does work. (a little clean up later) I also thread the onion slices on a metal skewer. He did not, but I do. They start to fall apart. Watch this every second and turn vegetables as needed. You could do this on a gas grill or maybe in the broiler? Never tried that. Anyway, this step is important.
  • 2After roasting vegatables, take stem off of pepper. Add whole pepper, whole tomatoes, and onion into a blender while still hot. Put in cilantro and squeeze half the lime into the blender as well.
  • 3Pulse until desired consistency. Taste and add seasonings and add more lime if needed. It gets better as it sits.
  • 4Simple ingredients. Simply delicious. Serve as a condiment over grilled meat or tacos, burritos, chips, whatever.
  • 5Do not leave out the roasting. It makes the sauce. Find a way to do it.
  • 6If this is not hot enough, or you think it will not be, prepare another jalapeno when roasting vegetables and use it in step 2. I never saw my friend use more than one.

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About Roasted Tomato Salsa

Course/Dish: Salsas
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy