Salsa Roja Asada (Roasted Red Salsa)

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Salsa Roja Asada is both incredibly easy to make and will easily wow anyone who tries it. The basic recipe for roasted salsa calls for a combination of tomatoes, peppers, onions to be roasted, then pureed with fresh cilantro, followed by being eaten well before it even becomes cold. I'll be modifying the classic with a bit of roasted garlic for sweetness and some freshly squeezed lime juice for tartness.

You can, and should ,modify this recipe by what your tastes call for.

Extra spicy? Add more peppers.

Extremely spicy? Add even more peppers (Habeneros perhaps?)

More sweet? Roast the tomatoes longer and remove the lime juice?

Take this base and make it as is (it's my favorite rendition at least) and do whatever you want to it to make it your own custom Salsa Roja Asada.

Step 1: Ingredients

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For this version of the salsa, I'll be using the following ingredients:

7 Roma Tomatoes
3 Serrano Chili Peppers
1 White Onion
1-2 Limes (depending on taste)
4-5 Cloves of garlic
HEAVY handful of Cilantro
2tsp of salt
5-6 grinds of fresh black pepper
drizzle of olive oil

Topher.Hunt4 months ago

I am making this along with 3 other salsas calientes either today or tomorrow... This looks fantastic! I was wondering, though, do you not deskin the tomatoes and peppers after cooking? I am gonna do this with jalapeños and with poblanos. Mi novia said that poblanos aren't used for this kind of sauce, but for cream sauces. I like the taste of poblanos, though, so, I am gonna do it anyway!!! I will post pics when I am done!!

Fuexr3 years ago
I just made a variant of this salsa. 12 tomatoes, 2 seranno peppers, 2 jalapeño peppers, 1/2 white onion, teaspoon of minced garlic, and cilantro. I did most of the steps the same as yours. I did make the mistake of putting it in my blender on the liquify setting, so the consistency of the salsa isn't even. The taste, though, was great even when hot. I wish it would cool down faster. I want to eat it! =)
Great instructable, I'll reference this any time I feel like making some awesome-sauce.
bajablue4 years ago
ytashi4 years ago
finally a salsa recipe so simple and ingredients i can buy here.. thx!
This looks fantastic! I think I'll try it next time. :)