Easy Roasted Tomato Salsa

Probably within my top 5 favorite things about summer is eating fresh tomatoes. Like, grown from the garden, bursting with flavor tomatoes. Especially cherry tomatoes. Man, I eat those things like candy. Often in the summertime, I have an abundance of tomatoes sitting on my countertop. Sometimes more than I can go through before they start letting me know they’re on their way outta here. What to do then? Make salsa, of course!

roasted salsa ingredients

 One of my favorite variations on a classic salsa is to make roasted salsa. Roasting the tomatoes and the onions deepens their sweetness, while also mellowing out the bite onions often bring to the equation. Pairing the roasted tomatoes with fresh peppers, cilantro, and lime brings the perfect balance of flavors.



Easy Roasted Tomato Salsa


  • 6 medium sized ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 medium sized onion, large dice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 TBS honey or agave
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Spread onions and tomatoes on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Using a fork, pierce the tomatoes in a few places. Place in the oven under the broiler. Roast for 5-10 minutes, turning tomatoes over every few minutes. Tomatoes and onions should be visibly charred. Remove and let cool.
  2. In a food processor or blender, pulse the tomatoes and onions with the remaining ingredients until consistency is even. You can make it as smooth or chunky as you like.
  3. NOTE If you like your salsa on the milder side, remove all of the seeds and the veins from your jalapeño.
  4. Enjoy! Salsa will stay fresh in the fridge for about a week.

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Jana is a wife and a momma. Food has always been a passion of hers, which led her to study Culinary Arts in college. After having her son, she put her dreams of owning her own restaurant on hold for a while and discovered a love for sharing her life and her culinary talent through blogging. Jana could easily spend all day creating magic in the kitchen...if she didn't have to do the dishes afterwards.

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  1. I love this! This salsa sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at The Wednesday Roundup Link Party!!! ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

  2. yumm! Pretty tomatoes and pictures

  3. This looks wonderful – came across your site today on the Wednesday Roundup on Savory Experiments. And I’m so glad I did. I look forward to following your posts! I have a LOAD of tomatoes and peppers from my CSA now so I’m bookmarking this to try soon. So happy to have found you!

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