Roasted Tomato Salsa

by Erica Dinho on May 2, 2012

Roasted Tomato Salsa

If you are a regular reader, you know that I am a fan of Mexican food, and one of my favorite snacks are chips with salsa. My obsession for scratch cooking comes with its drawbacks however, as it won’t allow me to open up a jar of store bought salsa. So, I make my own, regardless of how busy or tired I am.

I’ve already made Red Tomato Salsa and Tomatillo Salsa, and now I want to share with you anther favorite salsa recipe, Roasted Tomato Salsa. This was absolutely delicious and more than worth the effort!

Buen provecho!



  • 6 medium tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Roasted Tomato Salsa


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss the tomatoes, salt, pepper and 3 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread the tomatoes on a baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a small saute pan and saute the jalapeño, onion, and garlic until soft.
  4. Place the tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients in the food processor. Process for a couple minutes and transfer to a serving dish.
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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sue/the view from great island May 2, 2012 at 10:19 AM

I am a salsa junkie, and this one sounds like it would have great smokey flavor from the roasted tomatoes.


2 Belinda @zomppa May 2, 2012 at 10:19 AM

I’d try eating everything with this! I’m not joking!


3 nammi May 3, 2012 at 12:38 AM

oh my, pass a big bowl of chips to dip in that lovely bowl :)


4 Joanne May 3, 2012 at 7:15 AM

I love the intense flavor of roasted tomatoes…i feel like they make everything taste better, especially salsa!


5 Reeni May 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I just roasted tomatoes too! They have such amazing flavor – your salsa looks delicious!


6 Kalyn May 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I made your recipe for this salsa yesterday and it was amazing! Thanks.


7 Erica May 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Thank you,guys!


8 Chris May 12, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I like fire roasting the veggies for tomato salsa or salsa verde recipes, definitely concentrates the flavors.


9 Platanos, Mangoes and Me! May 29, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Roasting brings out the flavors. I always have a jar at hand in my fridge…


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