Fire-Roasted Salsa is a restaurant-style salsa that only takes minutes to make in the blender and really packs in the flavor.
After doing inventory, I realized there is no salsa recipe on Spicy Southern Kitchen. Had to fix that!
My favorite salsa to make at home is this Fire-Roasted Salsa using canned fire-roasted tomatoes. They give salsa a wonderful smoky flavor.
This salsa is like the one you would get at a Mexican restaurant, but it has so much more flavor. It’s really thick and not watered down at all.
I add plenty of garlic, onion, green chilies, cilantro, and a jalapeno for heat. Plus some lime juice and cumin. A teaspoon of sugar helps tone down the acidity of the tomatoes.
Fire-Roasted Salsa is best made at least a few hours before serving so the flavors have a chance to blend.
- 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes
- 1/2 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies
- 1/2 medium red onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Place all ingredients into blender, except olive oil. (I like to add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno first. They seem to get chopped up better if they are on the bottom.)
- Pulse until everything is finely chopped but not completely pureed.
- Place in a bowl and stir in olive oil.
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