My favorite way to make homemade salsa also happens to be one of the easiest: By roasting the tomatoes, garlic, and vegetables, you’ll get the most flavor-packed salsa of the season.

Roasted tomato salsa, with the best from the farmer's market.

What’s the best use for an overabundance of tomatoes?

In my opinion, it’s salsa.

If you like salsa too, you have to try out this super simple recipe. The process is easy:

  • Cut vegetables up
  • Drizzle with olive oil
  • Sprinkle with salt
  • Roast for about 35 to 40 minutes
  • Once cooled, add to the food processor and pulse about 10 times
  • Season and eat with your favorite tortilla chips

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make a mega batch of salsa. You can also can it.

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Whether you get your veggies from your garden, the farmers market or the supermarket, this is an affordable recipe.

Although there are more flavorful options out there, you can certainly use budget-friendly Roma tomatoes to make this roasted tomato salsa.

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Roasted tomato salsa, with the best from the farmer's market.

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Use the freshest vegetables you can find to make this delicious salsa.


  • Olive oil
  • 3 pounds tomatoes
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and cut in half
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Fresh chopped cilantro, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cut tomatoes into large chunks. Place tomatoes and remaining vegetables on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle on salt.
  3. Roast vegetables for 35 to 40 minutes, or until vegetables soften and begin to char in a few places.
  4. Remove from oven, and allow to cool slightly. Place vegetables and red wine vinegar in a food processor. Pulse 10 to 12 times, until vegetables are finely chopped and salsa is uniform. Season with additional salt, and cilantro, if desired.
  5. Cool until ready to serve.

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