Roasted Restaurant Style Red Salsa

roasted red salsa in a bowl with a chip scooping some out to eat

A simple and easy roasted red salsa that’s perfect for Taco Tuesday, and some tips to help you make the best homemade salsa ever!



2lbs tomatoes

1/2 white onion, cut in half

7 cloves garlic

1 jalapeno, stem removed

1/2 serrano pepper

3/4 c. cilantro leaves, stems removed

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp fresh black pepper


Set the oven to broil.

Line a sheet pan with foil and place (whole) the tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno and serrano pepper.

Broil for 5-10 minutes, or until the tops are nicely charred.

Remove from the oven and place in a blender or food processor and add the cilantro, salt and pepper. Blend to your desired consistency – 15-30 seconds or so.

Serve warm and store chilled in an airtight container.


See post for tips on choosing tomatoes and more.

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