Nothing beats a big bowl of fresh homemade roasted vegetable salsa! This has a nice fresh flavor and can be made as hot as you want by using more or fewer jalapenos.
The Hubby and I both prefer a less chunky version of salsa, and I blend everything in a large food processor. And the salsa has developed over the years and I discovered that I love roasting the veggies beforehand. I like to mix up my peppers too, I’ve added a dried guajillo and ancho pepper, along with canned ancho chili, or used hatch peppers. Other times I’ve roasted fresh poblanos if I can find them.
The tomatoes roast very quickly, followed by the tomatillos and peppers. Make sure to keep an eye on them! I think roasting the vegetables is my number one choice for salsa. Roasting adds a smokey hint to the salsa, bringing it up a notch. I like to place the veggies under the broiler in my Ninja-8-in-1 (or oven) until charred or char over the flames on a gas stove. Due to the “liquidy” nature of the tomatoes and tomatillos, just roast everything on a foil lined pan.
Roasted Vegetable Salsa
- 3 1/2 lbs tomatoes
- 2 small onions cut into thick slices before broiling
- 2 small heads garlic
- 2 large poblano peppers
- 3-4 jalapeno peppers
- 2 yellow peppers
- 2 orange peppers
- 1 lb tomatillos
- 14 grams fresh oregano
- 10 grams fresh basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 limes juiced
- 4 teaspoons tajin seasoning
- 4 teaspoons cumin
- 2 cans Italian seasoning tomato paste
- 1 small bunch fresh cilantro
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons herb pepper mix*
- Slice the onion into thick slices, leave the skin on. Heat the BBQ or broiler to high. Roast off the vegetables, turning or flipping to get a consistent char. (I like to put the tomatoes and tomatillos on a tray so the juices will be kept as well.)
- Put the peppers in a bowl, cover with saran wrap and set aside.
- Remove the outer ring of the onions and give a rough chop and place in the food processor.
- Remove the skins and seeds from the peppers, and squeeze the garlic out of the skin, and place in food processor.
- Remove the skins from the tomatoes, placing them and all the remaining ingredients into the food processor.
- Blend until well mixed, then proceed to add more salt, seasonings, or lime juice according to taste.