Roasted Tomato and Garlic Salsa Fiesta


Experience the bold flavors of Smoky Elegance: Roasted Tomato and Garlic Salsa Fiesta. This salsa is a celebration of rich, roasted tomatoes and aromatic garlic, blended with fresh herbs and spices. It's a perfect balance of smoky, tangy, and slightly spicy flavors, making it an ideal accompaniment for chips, tacos, or as a vibrant addition to any meal. Whether you're hosting a party or simply enjoying a family dinner, this roasted salsa will elevate your culinary experience.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Salsa Fiesta

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Approximately 2 cups
  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 20 kcal
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g


  • 500g (1.1 lbs) ripe tomatoes, halved
  • 4 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, halved and seeded
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for roasting

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Arrange tomatoes, garlic, onion, and jalapeño on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast for 20 minutes, or until vegetables are charred and soft.
  3. Once cooled, peel the garlic. Transfer roasted vegetables to a blender or food processor.
  4. Add lime juice and cilantro to the blender. Pulse until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  6. Serve chilled with chips, on tacos, or as a condiment for grilled meats.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use ripe tomatoes for a richer flavor.
  • Adjust the amount of jalapeño for your preferred spice level.
  • Roasting brings out the sweetness and smokiness of the vegetables.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use canned tomatoes?

Fresh tomatoes are preferred for the best flavor and texture.

How long can I store this salsa?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze this salsa?

It's best enjoyed fresh, as freezing may alter the texture.