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Super Simple Roasted Salsa

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Take those garden fresh veggies and turn them into a flavorful roasted salsa in just a matter of minutes.  It takes longer to char the veggies under the broiler than it does to do anything else! This is going to be a hit for sure!

tortilla chip taking a dip in a bowl of roasted salsa

     It’s salsa season! Of course it’s kind of always salsa season, but right now is garden fresh salsa season. If you have a garden, you likely have most of these ingredients in spades right now. If you aren’t the gardening type, you likely can get them really fresh and affordably from a farm stand or neighbor who gardens.

     All you really need for delicious fresh salsa besides the produce is a food processor. But if you want to take it to the next level, you’ll need a sheet pan too!

      You see, just a few minutes under the broiler will give those veggies a hint of char and give the salsa one more layer of flavor. It only adds a few minutes and very little effort more to the process and I think you’ll appreciate the difference.

sheet pan full of charred vegetables fresh from the oven, ready to be made into salsa.

     If you don’t have an extra 15 minutes to spare, no worries! Just skip the roasting part and throw the clean fresh veggies right in the food processor as they are. The results will still be delicious!

    Of course we had to enjoy some of this salsa within a few minutes of it being made on some tortilla chips. Chips and salsa are one of life’s simple pleasures we don’t enjoy nearly often enough.

food processor full of fresh roasted salsa.

    This salsa was also superb with our baked breakfast chimichangas and would be delicious in slow cooker salsa chicken.

     I made a bunch while I was at it and froze some to stir into chili this fall. I figured we have at least another month of produce from our garden, so I’ll have plenty of chance to make another batch or two before it’s all over.

bowl of salsa on plate with chips.

       What are your favorite uses for salsa? I’d like to know now while I have basically unlimited access to fresh produce. I don’t want to miss out on anything fabulous!

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chip dipping into a bowl of salsa made from charred garden fresh vegetables
Yield: 12 Servings

Super Simple Roasted Salsa

hand dipping tortilla chip into bowl of fresh roasted salsa.

Take those garden fresh veggies and turn them into a flavorful roasted salsa in just a matter of minutes.  It takes longer to char the veggies under the broiler than it does to do anything else! This is going to be a hit for sure!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds of tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (seeded and deribbed unless you like it hot!)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice

Instructions

  1. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Cut vegetables into half, or large chunks. Place on sheet pan and broil on high for 7-10 minutes or until the skins develop a nice char. Set aside to cool.
  3. Once most of the way back to room temperature, place vegetables in a food processor. Add cilantro, garlic, cumin and lime juice.
  4. Pulse the food processor until you reach your desired consistency and then adjust flavor as desired.
  5. Store in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Take those garden fresh veggies and turn them into a flavorful roasted salsa in just a matter of minutes.  It takes longer to char the veggies under the broiler than it does to do anything else! This is going to be a hit for sure!

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Saturday 2nd of September 2017

Strange tomato crop for us this year, but if I ever get any, I am making this. I would love to pull this out of the freezer in the middle of the winter. Yum!

Carlee

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

We have had a lull in ripe tomatoes for a week or two now, but they came on strong before that and we have another bunch getting ready to ripen now. Fingers crossed for you!

Debbie

Sunday 27th of August 2017

Hi Carlee, unfortunately my tomato plants didn't survive the heatwave, it went on for too long, but there are still plenty of fresh. local tomatoes around. I quite like the sound of using this salsa to cook chicken in the slow cooker.

xx

Carlee

Monday 28th of August 2017

Poor tomato plants! I am loving the salsa chicken idea too. I haven't made a batch in a while and it doesn't get easier than throwing it all in a slow cooker!

Unknown

Friday 25th of August 2017

I have been wanting to try a simple salsa like this for a long time! Thanks for the reminder, I think I have all the ingredients!

Carlee

Monday 28th of August 2017

Perfect! I love it when all of the pieces just come together like that!

Amy

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

You are right - it is always salsa season, but yes it is fresh salsa season right now and I do have fresh tomatoes and jalapeno peppers. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Carlee

Thursday 24th of August 2017

You're more than half way there already then! Thanks, Amy!

Frugal Hausfrau

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

I love love love salsa! This looks delish and I like the bit of cumin in there. I like to use salsa as a base for some spicy gazpacho, in my Slow Cooker Mexican Honey Lime Chicken. I have a feeling we'll be making a lot of Salsa, too. When I left SD two weeks ago, there were about 65 ripe tomatoes...who knows how many will be there when I get back!!

Carlee

Thursday 24th of August 2017

Oh my, you are going to be swimming in them! Luckily tomatoes are so versatile and salsa is a great way to use some up!

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