Roasted Tomato Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa is a great recipe to keep in the refrigerator for snacking but if I have fresh tomatoes, this is the recipe I use. I love the taste of the roasted vegetables and how the flavors marry. It is a little more trouble, but well worth the effort. Enjoy!


Roasted Tomato Salsa

Recipe from Art Institute of Houston
Course Appetizer, Party Food
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword dip, salsa, tomatoes


  • Food processor or blender
  • immersion blender


  • 1/2 pound tomatoes core and quarter
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper deseed and quarter
  • 1 small onion peel and quarter
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare all ingredients as listed; toss with oil and seasoning and place on a sheet pan. Roast in a 450 degree F oven until roasted.
  • Puree all ingredients together in a food processor or blender. Cool and refrigerate. Taste and adjust seasonings before serving with tortilla chips.


An immersion blender can be used to mix the salsa.

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