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Fire Roasted Salsa Recipe – Homemade Appetizers

Perfect for sharing and entertaining, this salsa recipe uses fire roasted tomatoes to give it a rich and flavorful taste. Our homemade salsa is versatile for any occasion — use it as a dressing over taco salad, serve with guacamole and red pepper strips for scooping, or as a condiment for steak and hamburgers. Try roasted tomato salsa with your breakfast as a topping over eggs of any style! Create your desired spiciness by adjusting the amount of serrano peppers. Core Plan approved Advanced Plan approved
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings 3 people


  • 6–8 vine ripened organic tomatoes small
  • 1 handful cilantro leaves pulled of stems
  • 1–2 serrano peppers seeds removed
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • To fire roast the tomatoes, put them in a cast iron or stainless steel skillet with no oil. (Do not use thermolon/green pans for this).
  • Turn the heat to medium-high and let the tomato skins blacken. Turn periodically until the tomatoes are nicely charred.
  • CAREFULLY transfer tomatoes to a blender or food processor with the remaining ingredients and blend well. (NEVER overpack a blender with hot food. You may need to replace the lid or lid center with a dish cloth).
  • This salsa is terrific served warm but can be safely stored in the refrigerator for about a week.