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Roasted Tomato Salsa served in a salsa bowl next to a sprig of cilantro.
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4.91 from 11 votes

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Roasted Tomato Salsa is a tasty and not-so-spicy topping for any of your Mexican food favorites. Full of flavor and perfect with chips.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 84kcal


  • 3 large Roma tomatoes (or 5 small tomatoes)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper halved and seeds removed
  • ½ onion
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • cilantro (about a handful)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • Add tomatoes to a hot griddle.
  • Turn the tomatoes after 5 minutes, add the jalapeno, onion, and garlic to the griddle.
  • After 5 minutes, turn the tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, and garlic.
  • Roast for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the jalapeno, garlic, and onion.
  • Make sure the tomatoes are roasted on all sides. Then remove.
  • In a blender, add the tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve!



Oven Roasting Method:
  • Brush tomatoes, jalapeño, and onion with olive oil.
  • Place under the broiler. 7 minutes. Turn and return under the broiler for an additional 5 minutes. 


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1700IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg