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Roasted Tomato Salsa

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This garlicky roasted tomato salsa recipe is an easy, 25-minute appetizer that’s perfect with crunchy tortilla chips.


  • 8 tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large jalapeño, halved
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 red pepper, cubed
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Chop up onion, jalapeño (do not deseed), tomatoes on the vine, and red pepper.
  3. Add all of these ingredients to a baking sheet.
  4. Then add 4 garlic cloves with the shell on.
  5. Sprinkle olive oil over all vegetables and season with salt.
  6. Roast for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, take off the shells from the garlic.
  8. Place all ingredients in blender, add salt to taste, and 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro.
  9. Blend until your desired consistency.