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

Roasted Restaurant Style Red Salsa

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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!

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


  • 2 lbs tomatoes
  • 1/2 white onion, cut in half
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, stem removed
  • 1/2 serrano pepper
  • 3/4 cup cilantro leaves, stems removed
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh black pepper


  1. Set the oven to broil.
  2. Line a sheet pan with foil and place (whole) the tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno and serrano pepper.
  3. Broil for 5-10 minutes, or until the tops are nicely charred.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve warm and store chilled in an airtight container.



  • sheet pan
  • foil
  • blender or food processor

See post for tips on choosing tomatoes and more.

  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex
  • Diet: Vegan