Char Grilled Salsa

Published on
September 22, 2023
This is my go-to salsa recipe for all occasions. It's fresh, spicy and has an incredible charred flavor. I'm confident this will be your new favorite salsa too!
Charred salsa with tortilla chips.
Prep Time:
5 Minutes
Cook Time:
20 Minutes
Difficulty Level:

8 medium roma tomatoes, halved

1 large sweet onion, quartered with root attached

2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

2 garlic cloves

1/4-1/2 bunch cilantro

2 tablespoons Jalapeno Pepper Flakes

1 tablespoon Chipotle Pepper Flakes

1 tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes

Juice of 2 limes

1 teaspoon salt


1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

2. Toss tomatoes and onions slices with oil. Grill cut side down for 4-6 minutes or until char marks are visible. Flip and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat.

3. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade add garlic through feed tube with machine running. Then add in cilantro and pulse 3 times to roughly chop.

3. Add grilled tomatoes and onions and their juices, lime juice, salt, and Jalapeno, Chipotle, and Red Pepper Flakes to the food processor. Pulse until desired consistency. Add salt to taste. Keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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