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Fire Roasted Salsa

Summer is in full swing and we’re loving the farm market produce!

Our family is somewhat spoiled when it comes to salsa and expects nothing less than freshly made.  A little demanding you may say, but there could be worse things!

Honestly it’s so easy to make up a batch of salsa that there really isn’t a need for store bought.  Try out this 6 ingredient, fire roasted version and your family will be hooked too!

I’m using 2 pounds of plum tomatoes but whatever tomatoes you prefer will work just fine.  Slice them in half lengthwise.  I’m also going to grill a half large red onion cut into 2 thick slices.  You’ll want to keep the onion thick so it doesn’t fall through the grates

I’ve chosen a large jalapeno pepper and left it whole with the seeds in.  I must mention, you’re at the mercy of your pepper so it could be really hot, or really mild.  If you’d prefer less heat, slice the jalapeno in half and seed it before grilling

Drizzle all the veggies with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt

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Get the grill up to a fiery 450 degrees F and place all of the veggies on the hot grates

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Close the lid and enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet.  It’s hard for me not to keep opening the grill to see what’s going on, but as my grillin’ hubby tells me, the temp drops substantially with every peek  Patience grasshopper!

After 5-7 minutes, give ’em a flip!

You should start to see some nice grill marks on the flesh of the veggies

Close the lid and grill for another 5-7 minutes

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Once all the veggies have softened a bit and have nice grill marks, remove to a pan and cool

Everyone into the food processor!  Let’s give a few pulses to start to break down the veggies.  Add in the juice of a fresh lime, a healthy handful of cilantro and a pinch of kosher salt

Pulse until the cilantro, lime juice and kosher salt are incorporated, re-season if necessary

I generally don’t have to ask for taste testers… they’re usually lurking in the shadows…

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Serve up with tortilla chips or whatever your favorite crunchy snack is!

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Enjoy!

Fire Roasted Salsa

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

2 pounds tomatoes

1/2 red onion

1 large jalapeno

Olive oil

Kosher salt

1 lime, juiced

1 bunch fresh cilantro

Directions

Preheat grill to 450 degrees F

Slice 2 pounds of plum tomatoes in half lengthwise and cut a half large red onion into 2 thick slices; drizzle the tomatoes, onion and jalapeno with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt

Place all of the veggies on the hot grates, close lid and grill for 5-7 minutes until the flesh of the veggies is starting to char; flip, close the lid and grill for approximately another 5-7 minutes or until the veggies have softened a bit and have nice grill marks, remove to a pan and cool

Add the softened veggies to the food processor & give a few pulses; add in the juice of a fresh lime, a healthy handful of cilantro and a pinch of kosher salt

Pulse until the cilantro, lime juice and kosher salt are incorporated, re-season if necessary

Chill before serving if desired

Tools used to make this recipe

KitchenAid 9-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System – Contour Silver

Wilton Recipe Right 3 Piece Cookie Pan Set

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2 comments on “Fire Roasted Salsa

  1. I just made some homemade salsa this week after a trip to east Texas. I will have to try this recipe next time it looks fabulous!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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