July 23, 2011

Everyday Food Classic Roasted Salsa

My two boys are huge tomato fans. They have been known to take tomatoes out of the fridge and eat them like apples. My husband and I love tomatoes as part of recipes, but aren't big fans of the fruit/vegetable raw. The compromise that I have been able to find that pleases everyone is salsa. I make salsa at least once every couple of weeks and it has become a stable in my household. A recent issue of Everyday Food magazine had a recipe for Classic Roasted Salsa, which looked simple and a perfect way to use tomatoes.

The majority of the work for this recipe is done in the broiler. My kitchen broiler is still broken, so I used my toaster oven. It took me 20 minutes to adequately blister the vegetables, instead of the 8 minutes suggested by the recipe. The remainder of the prep work is done in the food processor. My garlic cloves were on the large side, so my salsa had more garlic than if I had used smaller cloves. I made no other modificiations to the recipe.

This salsa has a nice clean taste. The recipe is on the spicy side, if you want to cut down on the heat the jalapenos could be seeded after roasting. My husband appreciated the spiciness and preferred that the jalapenos were unseeded. This is a great, simple salsa recipe that would be great for a party or a homemade snack.

For the recipe go to Everyday Food Classic Roasted Salsa.


  1. My son loves tomatoes too. He eats them like an apple sometimes! I am a bit like you and only really enjoy them raw when they are chopped up in salads. I think this recipe looks like a great and healthy alternative so thanks for finding it and sharing it!

    Best wishes,

  2. I do it too'... a little salt and voila!

    and now I will think of nothing but juicy tomatoes for the next hour...mmmm

  3. Hi! So glad to discover you through the hop. I am your newest follower. We love tomatoes and this salsa looks delicious :)

  4. @Natasha I'm glad that my sons aren't the only ones that love tomatoes so much :)

    @Heather My mother-in-law got me the best heirloom tomatoes from the farmers market that I'm hiding from my two boys until I cook with them :) They are like you and would eat them with salt!

    @Aspiring New Moms Going over to check out your page and follow back, thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. I love roasted salsa, I even use it as a salad dressing and it does not have to be a taco salad! Your salsa looks great.

  6. Oh...I'm making tortilla chips with cheese and olives in a few minutes. And salsa out of a jar. Hopefully by the next time I need salsa I will have made some of this. Looks amazing.

  7. I'm following back from the blog hop! Thanks for the follow :)

  8. I love Everyday Foods! It is my go-to when I am looking for inspiration :) I will have to try this recipe!

  9. @Melynda I use it as salad dressing too, its yummy!

    @E I love Everyday Food also, the recipes are almost always delicious :)

  10. Salsa can be a complete food group unto itself in our house! Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower and look forward to finding more excellent recipes! ~ Ellen

  11. Wonderful page you got :) I'm love all your recipes! Following you from the wed blog hop...
    I love salsas and I LOVE spicy! Thanks for sharing!
    Maria :)


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