The Best Grilled Salsa
This fire grilled salsa is truly the best smoky summer salsa made from fresh vegetables. It's highly addictive for eating as a snack or appetizer! (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free)
- Author: Kaleigh
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 15 min
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: about 3 cups 1x
- Category: sauce
- Method: grilled
- Cuisine: Mexican
- 3 medium ripe tomatoes
- 1/2 medium yellow onion
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1 serrano pepper
- 1 small bulb garlic
- Handful cilantro leaves
- Juice from 1 lime
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Heat grill to medium heat.
- Lightly oil tomatoes, onion and peppers. Cut top 1/4 off of garlic bulb.
- Place tomatoes, onion, peppers, and garlic on the grill. Cook, turning every once in a while, until softened and charred on the outside. Watch the peppers to make sure they don't get burned and crispy, just lightly charred.
- Remove vegetables from the grill.
- Remove tomato stems, pepper stems, and seeds. Add to the bowl of a food processor with onion, garlic (the cloves should easily squeeze out of the top), cilantro, lime and salt. Pulse until finely chopped but not completely smooth.
- Serve warm with tortilla chips.
- If you like less char in your salsa, either cook the veggies at a lower temperature so that they don't get as black, or simply remove the charred skin before blending (it should slip right off).
- For less spice, use 4 tomatoes.
- If you like more spice, leave the seeds in the peppers, add an extra serrano, or try adding a habanero to really kick up the heat.
- You want to pulse until the vegetables are finely chopped, but not a smooth puree. Use the pulse function on your food processor instead of keeping it on a continuous blend so you can stop as soon as it's the perfect texture.
- Taste after blending to see if it needs more lime, salt, cilantro, or spice, and adjust as needed.
- Leftovers can be reheated in the microwave in 15-second intervals (in a microwave-safe container), or simply eaten again cold.
Keywords: grilled salsa recipe, salsa with fresh tomatoes, fire grilled salsa