This salsa with jalapeños recipe is a roasted, easy-to-make dip. It’s an easy salsa recipe with fresh tomatoes that can be served with chips, as a part of other dishes, or on top of your favorite tacos and burrito bowls.

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My FAVORITE Homemade Salsa with Jalapenos!

If you can’t quite find a salsa you like at the store, I highly recommend making this one. It’s well loved and frequently requested by my friends and family.

The roasted flavors of the tomatoes, jalapeños, garlic, and onion add such a depth of flavor you don’t get in a typical salsa.

This is a salsa recipe with fresh tomatoes and jalapenos that are roasted in the oven to add even more flavor, then blended together with lime, cilantro, and seasonings.

If I had to compare it, I would say the flavor is most similar to the Qdoba roasted tomato salsa.

Roasted Salsa Recipe Ingredients

  • Roma tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Jalapeños
  • Garlic
  • Limes
  • Cilantro
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Sugar

How to make Roasted Salsa

Detailed instructions and measurements to make salsa with jalapeños are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  1. Start by slicing the tomatoes in half length-wise. Place them on a baking sheet cut side down.
  2. Cut the onion into quarters and add it to the baking sheet with the tomatoes.
  3. If you are removing the seeds and ribs from the jalapeños, do so and then add to the baking sheet.
  4. Add the garlic to the baking sheet as well.
  5. Place the baking sheet into the oven and broil for 7-9 minutes.
  6. Once they begin to roast and blacken, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.
  7. Once they have cooled completely, add them to a blender or food processor with the salt, cumin, and sugar.
  8. Blend until your desired consistency.
  9. Serve immediately or place in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

How to serve this Roasted Tomato Salsa Recipe

Salsa is so versatile. In fact, for many years it’s been the #1 condiment!

I like to mix it into refried beans for extra flavor when I cook them. I also use it in recipes like:

It’s also great on:

  • Eggs
  • Quesadillas
  • Taquitos
  • Burrito Bowls
  • Tacos
  • Fajitas

How to roast tomatoes for Homemade Roasted Salsa

  1. Start by cutting the tomatoes in half.
  2. Set the tomatoes cut side down on a baking sheet.
  3. Place the baking sheet under the broiler for 7-9 minutes until the tomatoes begin to blacken and blister.
  4. Remove the tomatoes from the oven and allow them to cool.

How spicy is this Roasted Tomato Salsa Recipe?

You can completely control the level of spice in your salsa. By removing the ribs and seeds from the jalapeños, you’ll have less spice. Leaving them in the salsa will result in a spicier salsa.

The number of jalapeños you use and the number of ribs and seeds you leave inside will determine how spicy it is.

If I am making this recipe for others or for a large group of people, I take most of the ribs and seeds out but leave a few in for a medium-level heat.

How to store Roasted Tomato Salsa

Oven Roasted Salsa should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh up to one week in the refrigerator and or 1 year in the freezer.

If you decide to freeze oven roasted salsa, keep in mind that it does effect the texture. I recommend test freezing a portion of it to see if it’s something you’d like to do before proceeding to freeze the entire batch.

To can this salsa, I recommend following all USDA guidelines.

How long will homemade salsa last in the fridge?

When refrigerated and stored properly in an airtight container, homemade salsa will stay fresh for 5-7 days.

Can you freeze homemade salsa?

Yes, you can freeze homemade salsa. Store the salsa in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. Allow it to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Oven Roasted Salsa FAQs

How long does homemade salsa last?

When stored properly, homemade salsa will last 5-7 days in the fridge or 6 months in the freezer.

How many jalapenos to make salsa?

This will depend on the level of heat/spice you want. I do a minimum of two or as much as six.

Can I use jarred jalapenos?

I do not recommend using jarred jalapenos for this recipe. They have a much different flavor than fresh or roasted.

Why do you roast tomatoes for salsa?

Roasting tomatoes for salsa brings out an entirely different flavor. Roasted tomatoes have a stronger, more concentrated tomato taste.

Should you cook tomatoes before making salsa?

While cooking tomatoes isn’t required to make salsa, I highly recommend it. You’ll have a much more flavorful salsa.

Do you peel tomatoes for salsa?

It is not necessary to peel tomatoes for salsa.

What is cooked salsa called?

Cooked red salsa is often called salsa roja.

Does salsa have to be cooked before canning?

Yes, it is recommended that you cook salsa before canning.

Do you leave the seeds in jalapenos when making salsa?

Choosing to leave the seeds of jalapenos in salsa is a personal preference. If you want a spicy salsa, leave the seeds in.

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Oven Roasted Salsa

By: sweetlysplendid.com
5 from 2 votes
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 9 minutes
Total 14 minutes
Servings: 16 1/4 cup servings
This salsa with jalapeños recipe is a roasted, easy-to-make dip. It's an easy salsa recipe with fresh tomatoes that can be served with chips, as a part of other dishes, or on top of your favorite tacos and burrito bowls.

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Start by slicing the tomatoes in half length-wise. Place them on a baking sheet cut side down.
  • Cut the onion into quarters and add it to the baking sheet with the tomatoes.
  • If you are removing the seeds and ribs from the jalapeños, do so and then add to the baking sheet.
  • Add the garlic to the baking sheet as well.
  • Place the baking sheet into the oven and broil for 7-9 minutes. Once they begin to roast and blacken, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.
  • Once they have cooled completely, add them to a blender or food processor with lime juice, cilantro, salt, cumin, and sugar.
  • Blend until your desired consistency.
  • Serve immediately or place in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup, Calories: 25kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 153mg, Potassium: 289mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1053IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Dip, Dips
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex-Mex

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy. It should only be used for estimation purposes and is not a guarantee of any kind. Nutritional information varies widely between brands and types of ingredients used. It is recommended that you calculate the nutritional information based on your own ingredients and brands used. Sweetly Splendid, LLC makes no guarantees as to the exact nutrition information.

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