Something about summertime always makes me crave salsa. Maybe it’s due to the fact that tomatoes are in season during the summer, or the fact the a bright and fresh salsa is delicious on a warm day. Whatever the reason, I will always be thankful for this tried and true recipe that literally never fails to leave me scraping the bowl wishing for more.
I really never have to worry about making more, because this recipe is so easy and simple that it only takes 15 minutes to whip up! Replenishing the bowl was never this quick until now! This particular recipe makes quite a bit of salsa, so it should definitely last you unless you’re crazy like my family and I, and have to hold back from drinking it. No shame here. It’s delicious cold, hot, or room temp!
Give it a try!
To begin I halved about 10 roma tomatoes, 2 jalapeños, and quartered 3 tomatillos. Tomatillos are the green paper covered fruit in the produce section that always get overlooked and are commonly mistaken from a type of tomato – thought they are not, but they really should be utilized in recipes more often. They really make all the difference here.
After everything was chopped, I coated all the ingredients extremely lightly with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, and gave it a quick toss to make sure everything was coated evenly.
Then, I placed everything face down on a grill heated on high. You really want a quick sear on these so as not to lose too much juice from the tomatoes. Be expecting the flames to come up and lick the tomatoes slightly, but thats what you want to ensure that fire roasted flavor!
After about 5 minutes, I flipped everything once and let them go for another 5 on the other side. You don’t want everything, especially the tomatoes, to get too well done or your salsa won’t have the texture you’re looking for, and everything will turn to mush. Keep it all slightly firm still.
When everything was cooked, I brought the tomatoes, tomatillos, and jalapeños inside to cool slightly while I prepared the other ingredients.
In a blender I combined about 1/4 of a medium size onion, 2 tbsps cilantro, 1 garlic clove, and the juice of 1 lime with the roasted tomatoes, jalapeños, and tomatillos. Then, I added in a little more salt and pepper and quickly pulsed it until everything was combined.
And Voila, it was finished! I told you it was simple!
This salsa really is one of my favorite recipes, and gets made often in my house. I hope you love it as much as my family does. Let me know how it turns out!
Roasted Tomato Salsa
Yield: 16 servings Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
10 roma tomatoes
3 medium size tomatillos
1/4 medium size yellow onion
1 garlic clove
3 tbsp. cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
To begin heat grill on high heat, about 400F. Next, half roma tomatoes jalapeños, and quarter tomatillos. Season with salt and pepper and lightly toss in olive oil. Place tomatoes, jalapeños, and tomatillos face down on grill and cook for about 5 minutes, flipping once and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Remove from grill and let cool. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor combine garlic, onion, lime, and pulse. Add tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice and blend until just combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!