Homemade Roasted Red Salsa

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!


– 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 tbsp of brown sugar (or agave or maple syrup) – 1/2 tsp of salt – 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar or lime juice) – 1/4 C of fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

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!