Roasted Tomato Salsa

This is another quick little post with a fun recipe for all those tomatoes you’ve got going on.  Every time I visit the farms it’s hard not to come away with more tomatoes even if I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them.  Aren’t they just the prettiest fruit ever?  They are also deliciously sweet and one can never have enough tomatoes, right?

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Both Barrie Hill Farms and Nicholyn Farms have an abundance of field, romas, heirlooms and grape tomatoes. I also picked up some jalapenos as well for this tasty little salsa.

The less food that we consume with preservatives in it, the better and this salsa is so worth the time to make.  You can add a little jalapeno or a lot, depending on your taste.  If you like it super mild, leave it out altogether.

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You’ll also want to roast your garlic but I had to use minced for this recipe because I ran out and didn’t realize it until everything was about to go into the oven.  This is another recipe where you cannot skip the fresh herbs.  The cilantro is an essential ingredient unless you’re one of those people that thinks it tastes like soap! ha!  If you really don’t like it, you can substitute parsley but you’re missing out!  The other day I read a funny article that claimed  the world is divided into two types of people – those who love cilantro and those who detest it.  Which one are you?PicMonkey Collage3

Please forgive these cheesy photos.  I honestly don’t have the patience to take photos while I’m cooking, ha!  But I thought it was important for this recipe because I want everyone to try it – even those of you who don’t normally cook!  You can do this simple recipe – I promise!

After roasting, toss your veggies in your food processor and pulse a few times before adding the remaining ingredients.   Presto – perfectly fresh salsa for you and your family without all the chemicals.  Gotta love it!

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I picked up some gluten-free tortilla chips made from sweet potatoes and wow – they are delicious!  I love it that there are so many healthy alternatives out there finally!

Some things to keep in mind:

  • If you’re someone who freezes their tomatoes, consider using this recipe in the winter months when you’re looking for something to do with them.
  • You can freeze this salsa once it’s made and it should last in the fridge for up to 3 months.  It will keep in your refrigerator for up to 7 days.
  • Some supermarket tomatoes are lacking in flavour, so you can add a teaspoon of honey while pulsing if you need to.
  • Be sure to add your peppers one at a time and do a taste test if you’re shy about heat in your salsa.  It can easily get to be too much.
  • Roast your garlic with the peel on.  It protects it from burning and it’s easy to peel when cooled down.

I really want to encourage you to make this roasted salsa.  You’ll be so pleased with the fresh flavours, you’ll never go back!  Cheers.

Roasted Tomato Salsa
Author: Robyn
Serves: 3 cups
  • 4-6 field tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into wedges
  • 6-10 garlic cloves (depending on your love of garlic. I used 8)
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, remove stem and roast whole
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F
  2. Cover baking sheet in foil and spray with oil. Place tomatoes, onion, garlic and jalapeno on foil and drizzle lightly with olive oil.
  3. Roast for 30 minutes. Keep an eye on it after 20 minutes. Remove when veggies begin to blacken but don’t let them turn to mush!
  4. Place tomatoes, onions, garlic and one pepper in blender/food processor. Pulse until chunky. Do your taste test at this time. If you desire additional heat, add the more peppers.
  5. Add salt, cilantro and the juice from the lime. Pulse until well mixed.
  6. Pour into dish and serve with tortillas or fresh cut veggies.



  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    September 13, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Roasted tomatoes my friend, are a delight any time of the year! And now with cooler weather coming, do you have any thoughts on TOMATO SOUP? I had the best Italian “Tomato Bread Soup” a few years in a restaurant. WOW. I think what they did was take roasted tomatoes and then added day old bread to the mix to create a thick and flavorful soup. But for now, your salsa looks pretty inviting!!!

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      September 13, 2015 at 8:17 am

      Ohhh, I’m going to have to give that some thought, Anita. I’m very excited about that idea. I’ll get thinking about it this week – sounds fabulous!

      I love roasted tomatoes so much and I’m doing them ALL the time, lol. Thanks for visiting, sweet lady! oxox
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    Debbie Harris
    September 13, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Oh Yum! I printed this off and will make it for sure, dear Robyn.

    Have a beautiful day!

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      September 14, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      I have to say, Debbie, I was super happy with the result. Loved the freshness! Let me know how it goes 🙂
      PS..take pics and share, my friend!, lol
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    September 13, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Wonderful way of making salsa. Tomatoes are so good roasted! I never tire of eating so salsa, so this recipe is something I will try. I love the idea of roasted tomatoes in soup. It’s getting to be almost that time of year. Lots of love to you sweet Robyn. W.w. xo
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      September 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      I’m a roasting nut these days, Linda. Everything is going in the oven, lol. You will love the taste of this. Hope you’re doing well, WW – I miss you – we need to chat soon! xoxo
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    September 13, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Hi Robyn, anything with roasted tomatoes is super delicious in my book. Love the chips too. Happy Sunday!
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      September 14, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      I agree, Cheri – I never tire of roasting them. Hope your week is off to a great start 🙂
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    September 13, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Oh, we love homemade salsa around here…especially my sweet hubby 🙂 Thanks for sharing, my dear. Have a lovely week. Hugs!

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      September 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      Oh, you’ll have to share your recipe, Stephanie. I’d love to try it, too!
      Thanks for visiting 🙂
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    September 14, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Yes, a good salsa recipe! I had so many tomatoes last year and searched long for a recipe and when I finally settled on one and made it was disappointed – much too sweet for me. Yours sounds perfect so I am pinning away : )
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      September 14, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      I really think you’ll like this, Mindy. I was so pleased with the flavours. Let me know what you think 🙂
      Thanks for always being here – it means a lot 🙂
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    September 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    This looks really yummy! We love homemade salsa. Have a great week 🙂

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    September 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

    oooooh this is perfect timing for me. i am getting the last of my tomatoes right now. i have made salsa, but i have never roasted the ingredients. this looks really good!!!!
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    Gourmet Getaways
    September 15, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    I will have to pin this for the future.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    September 18, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I make a salsa pretty similar to this except I add dried chili peppers to it, too! You can also switch out the tomatoes for tomatillos for a salsa verde!

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      September 23, 2015 at 6:54 am

      Oh, that sounds delicious, Rae. I will add that to the suggestions in the recipe 🙂 Thanks!

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    Kathryn Grace
    September 19, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    I’m in the half that loves cilantro. It smells like sweaty socks to me, but tastes so good! I don’t know if these roasted vegetables would make it all the way to a salsa in my house, but I know that salsa would be good if we could keep from gobbling the veggies up as soon as they’re out of the oven.
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    September 20, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Hi Robyn,
    We are not big salsa eaters in our house but this recipe sure sounds good and so healthy. I love sweet chips or anything made from sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
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