Oven Roasted Salsa

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Let me be up front about this. This is not one of my quick recipes, BUT it is incredibly easy AND delicious. This Roasted Salsa taste better than my favorite Mexican restaurant.

If you have an abundance of tomatoes from your garden or if you just can’t resist the low prices at the store and farmers markets then I have a recipe you really need to try. I’m addicted to it.

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Roasted Salsa


  • 8 Roma Tomatoes (more or less)
  • 2 Jalapeno Peppers
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/4 of an onion
  • salt to taste (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash your produce. Put tomatoes and garlic in one oven safe pan and put your jalapenos in a separate pan. You do not need oil! I didn’t roast the onion because I didn’t have much left but you could. Watch it so that it doesn’t burn.
  3. Roast veggies (1 hour for jalapenos, 2 hours for tomatoes and garlic).
  4. Remove from oven and allow everything to cool so that it can be handled.
  5. Once everything is cool put the tomatoes, jalapenos, half of the garlic and the onion in a high-powered blender. I used my Blendtec and pushed the “Dip” button. I also removed the skins from my tomatoes and the seeds from the jalapenos and tomatoes before blending them. You don’t have to do this, it’s just an extra step. (If you don’t have a Blendtec I recommend putting it on your Christmas List. You can even get a Reconditioned Blendtec for a great deal.)
  6. Blend until there are no large chunks, add a little salt if needed.


This is heaven with tortilla chips but I’ve also eaten it on Black Bean Tostadas and Tacos. Today I’ll have it on my Baked Potato.

You can mix things up and use roasted onion, roasted corn, whatever you have in abundance. This made about 2 cups for me but it will depend on the size of your tomatoes.

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  1. Super fast if you put the oven on broil, veggies in for 5 min, turn them over, another five and they are ready to go!

  2. I thought about that Theresa but I was really going for a slow roast. I loved they way it made my house smell for a few hours but next time I’m in a pinch I may broil instead! Good tip!

  3. Did you slice tomatoes, onion and break garlic into cloves?

    • Hi Cindy,
      I didn’t cut them. I roasted them whole then after they were roasted and cooled down enough so I could handle them I removed any stems and the outer part of the garlic (I removed a few cloves from the head of garlic for the salsa) then put it all in my Blendtec. It was really easy. It’s now my favorite salsa!

  4. Hi there, how far in advance can I make this? I’m having a party on Saturday, I want to do as much in advance as I can. Thanks!

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