Roasted Garlic Tomato Salsa
Recipe type: Condiment
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Serves: 10
Roasted Tomatoes are the secret ingredient for restraunt style salsa.
  • 5 cups fresh ripe tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ bunch of fresh cilantro
  • ½-teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (or more) jalapenos or peppers of your choice
  1. Slice the tomatoes in half.
  2. Toss tomatoes and garlic cloves in olive oil to coat evenly.
  3. Place tomatoes and garlic on cookie sheet.
  4. Roast in oven at 300 degrees for 2 hours. Ignore them.
  5. Remove cilantro stems.
  6. Remove jalapeno seeds, or not (seeds make it hotter).
  7. Place roasted tomatoes and garlic in food processor with cilantro, jalapeno, and salt. Process until chunky.
  8. Taste, add salt as needed.
Start with only part of the cilantro and jalapeno in the salsa. You can add more if you like it, but it's hard to remove once you add it in. Salt to taste. You could roast several jalapenos in with tomatoes if you prefer. This recipe freezes well.
Recipe by This Happy Mom at