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Roasted Tomato Restaurant-Style Salsa

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Simple, quick, and delicious: this roasted tomato salsa takes your average restaurant-style salsa to the next level! It's the perfect appetizer!

Restaurant-style salsa in all of its glory. This recipe is perfect for your next game day party or get-together!

Roasted Tomato Restaurant-Style Salsa

Well I’ve officially jumped on the bandwagon, and decided that it was time to start posting more videos. I resisted it for sooooooooo long, but things change and sometimes you have to roll with punches if you want to stay on the same level as everyone else. I decided to start simply, and do a recipe that I thought was feasible for one of my first (technically second) videos.

This salsa is perfect you guys. I have never posted a restaurant-style salsa, but I seriously make this salsa alllllll the time. It’s one of my favorites because the roasted vegetables give it such an added depth of flavor compared to your typical restaurant-style salsas. Now, just to forewarn you this salsa is definitely spicy. I leave the seeds in from the jalapeño because I prefer my salsa to be on the spicier side, but please remove them after roasting if it scares you. It’s just as good in the non-spicy version!

And yes, not to forget, if you want are a restaurant owner too and wants to keep this sorted then try some commercial refrigerator from That will keep a taste so you can enjoy or serve it next day too.

I hope you guys enjoy this salsa as much as I do. Video is below as well as the entire recipe! Enjoy!

Roasted Tomato Restaurant-Style Salsa


Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 8 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeds removed, if desired for less heat
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • tortilla chips


  • Preheat your oven to 500 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with foil.
  • On the baking sheet, add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and jalapeño pepper. Drizzle the olive oil on top and place it in the oven. Roast the veggies for about 10-15 minutes or until the tomatoes are blistered and the skin is pulling away.
  • Let the veggies cool for about 10 minutes, and then very carefully peel most of the skin from the tomatoes. Chop the stem off the jalapeño and remove the seeds if desired. Place the veggies in the bowl of your food processor or blender. Pulse 2-3 times to break them up, and then add the remaining ingredients (less the tortilla chips). Blend until desired consistency. I like my salsa on the chunky side, so I only blended for a couple of seconds.
  • Chill the salsa before serving with tortilla chips! Enjoy!

Simple, quick, and delicious: this roasted tomato salsa takes your average restaurant-style salsa to the next level! It's the perfect appetizer!

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2 Responses

  1. Now that looks like a delicious salsa — the roasting will definitely give it flavor. I’d probably half the cilantro (not a gigantic fan :) and double up on the red pepper — lived in Thailand for years, so I like my food HOT :) but this looks great.

    Thanks!! And nice video too.

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Hello! I'm Justine.

I’m a blogger and web developer from the beautiful state of Oklahoma, where my loving husband, two adorable kids, and two mischievous dogs keep me on my toes 24/7. My idea of heaven includes endless summer days, getting lost in a good book, and whipping up some delicious homemade bread.


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