Homemade Roasted Red Salsa

BY : PUBLISHED : July 16th, 2014 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

Homemade salsa really is as simple as it gets. Quarter your vegetables and throw them on the grill or in the oven until roasted (10-15 min). Toss everything in a food processor and blend away! Sooo much better than store bought, and much, much cheaper too! For some smokey flavor I like to add in a bit of chipotle pepper or smoked paprika. You can also add some fruit to brighten it up. Mango and pineapple are both great. Simply cut them up and roast with the veggies.

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Homemade Roasted Red Salsa

Renee Press
Homemade salsa really is as simple as it gets. Quarter your vegetables and throw them on the grill or in the oven until roasted (10-15 min). Toss everything in a food processor and blend away! 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 22 kcal
METHOD Grill
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, cut into quarters
  • 4 ripe roma tomatoes, halved
  • 1 jalapeno (or chipotle) pepper, halved (seeds removed if you like a mild salsa)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar (or agave or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar or lime juice)
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven or grill to medium high heat (if oven, 425 degrees). Prepare all veggies and lay them on aluminum foil (on top of baking tray, if you're worried about juice dripping from tomatoes). Cook undisturbed for 10-15 minutes until veggies are starting to brown.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 2-3 minutes. Add all veggies and remaining ingredients, sugar through cilantro, to bowl of food processor and process until you reach ideal salsa consistency (some like it chunkier than others). Season to taste and chill for 20-30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 22kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 197mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 415IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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About Renee Press

Renee Press is the founder of Fire and Earth Kitchen in Seattle WA. which offers cooking classes, food coaching, and chef services. She's on a mission to make vegan, gluten-free cooking easy, accessible, and delicious for everyone. fireandearthkitchen.com

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