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Best Roasted Garden Salsa Recipe

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Discover the Best Roasted Garden Salsa: A Flavorful Delight


If you are a salsa enthusiast, you know that the key to a truly remarkable salsa lies in its ingredients and the method of preparation. There is something magical about roasted garden salsa that elevates its taste to a whole new level. The smokiness from the roasted vegetables, the freshness of the garden produce, and the perfect blend of spices make roasted garden salsa an irresistible delight. We hope you enjoy our recipe for the best garden salsa. Enjoy!



Why Roasted Garden Salsa?


1. Depth of Flavor

Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and adds a smoky depth of flavor that is hard to achieve with raw ingredients. This process caramelizes the sugars in the vegetables, enhancing their natural taste.


2. Freshness from the Garden

Using fresh vegetables from your garden ensures that your salsa is bursting with flavor and nutrients. Homegrown tomatoes, peppers, and herbs are typically more flavorful and vibrant than store-bought ones.


3. Versatility

Roasted garden salsa is incredibly versatile. It can be used as a dip, a topping for tacos and burritos, or even as a sauce for grilled meats and vegetables. Even put it on your eggs or omelets. The possibilities are endless!


This salsa recipe below yields approximately 50 ounces of salsa. We made mild salsa first, then added two more jalapenos and chipotle peppers in adobo to make a second hot batch.


Ingredients for the Best Roasted Garden Salsa


To create the best garden roasted garden salsa, you will need the following ingredients:


  • 8-9 Roma tomatoes: Preferably Roma or plum tomatoes, as they have fewer seeds and more flesh.

  • 1 large onion: Yellow or white onion works best.

  • 1 bulb of garlic: Roasting garlic mellows its sharpness and adds a subtle sweetness.

  • 3 jalapeño peppers: Adjust according to your heat preference.

  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil: For roasting the vegetables.

  • 1 teaspoon salt: To enhance the flavors.

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin: Adds a warm, earthy flavor.

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika: Enhances the smokiness.

  • Juice of 1 lime: Adds brightness and acidity.

  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro: for a burst of freshness.

  • 1 - 7 ounce can of La Costena Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.



Step-by-Step Recipe for the Best Roasted Garden Salsa


Roast in the oven or on the smoker. I am always finding a reason to fire up my pellet grill.


Step 1: Prepare the Vegetables

Preheat your oven or smoker to 400°F. Wash and dry all the vegetables. Cut the tomatoes and onion into halves and place them on a baking sheet. Add the whole garlic cloves and the jalapeños. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. I placed mine on my Pit Boss pellet grill at 400 degrees.


vegetables halved on sheet tray for salsa



















Step 2: Roast the Vegetables

Roast the vegetables in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are nicely charred and tender. The garlic should be soft and golden, while the peppers should have blistered skins.


vegetables on pit boss smoker














Step 3: Peel and Blend

Once the vegetables are roasted, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. Peel the skins off the tomatoes, garlic, and peppers. Transfer all the roasted vegetables to a food processor or blender.


Step 4: Season and Blend

Add the ground cumin, smoked paprika, lime juice, and fresh cilantro to the food processor. Blend until you achieve your desired consistency – some prefer a chunky salsa, while others like it smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt if needed.


Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

Transfer your roasted garden salsa to a serving bowl and garnish with additional cilantro if desired. Serve it with tortilla chips, on tacos, or as a topping for your favorite dishes.



Tips for the Perfect Roasted Garden Salsa

  • Adjust the Heat: If you prefer a milder salsa, remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapeños before roasting. For extra heat, add more jalapeños or try using a hotter pepper variety.


  • For our second batch to make it hot I added 2 additional jalapenos and the Chipotle peppers in adobo.


la costena chipotles peppers in adobo



















  • Add Sweetness: If your tomatoes are slightly tart, you can add a pinch of sugar or a drizzle of honey to balance the flavors.


  • Experiment with Herbs: While cilantro is traditional, you can experiment with other fresh herbs like basil or parsley for a different flavor profile.



Roasted garden salsa is a celebration of fresh, vibrant ingredients and bold flavors. By roasting the vegetables, you unlock a depth of flavor that makes this salsa stand out. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply looking to elevate your snack game, this roasted garden salsa is sure to impress. Enjoy the burst of flavors and the joy of creating something delicious from your garden’s bounty!



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