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Salsa topped with sliced onions and fresh cilantro.
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5 from 6 votes

Homemade Salsa with charred tomatoes

Tomato salsa with an added flavor and smokiness of charred tomatoes.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: restaurant style salsa, salsa with charred tomatoes, tomato salsa
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 4kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 5 whole Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 - 2 whole Jalapeño Peppers - depending on size and your taste.
  • 1/2 Onion - Yellow or White
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro Chopped
  • 1/2 Lime Juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 5 Green Scallions Chopped


  • Place tomatoes, jalapeños, and 1/2 onion on hot cast iron pan. Turn ingredients so you achieve a nice char on all sides.
  • When jalapeño is nicely blackened, place on a cutting board and cut off top and remove seeds.
  • Place charred items in the food processor. Puree everything until no large pieces remain.
  • Add cilantro. Pulse just until mixed.
  • Transfer to mixing bowl.
  • Stir in salt, juice of lime, and chopped green scallions.
  • Taste and add additional salt if needed.



Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg