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Sweet Roasted Tomato Salsa

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


  • 1 1/2 lbs small, ripe tomatoes {like cherry tomatoes}
  • 1 whole jalapeƱo
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 2/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 13 tsp honey


  1. Place the tomatoes, jalapeno (whole, but stem removed), onion (chopped into 1″ wedges), and garlic cloves on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
  2. Broil on high for 5 minutes before checking for black spots. The turn the garlic, which will likely blacken first, and broil for another 2 before removing ONLY the garlic.
  3. Continue roasting everything else, turning over once or twice if needed, until you see substantial charring. The tomatoes should explode and wilt, and everything will get a few black spots.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before proceeding.
  5. Place everything, and all remaining ingredients, into your food processor and pulse to your desired consistency. Taste, and add more salt or honey if needed.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


If you need a milder salsa, take the seeds and pith out of the jalapeno!