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Classic Roasted Tomato Salsa

  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins



  • 2 lbs roma tomatoes
  • 1 medium white onion, quartered and halved
  • 1 poblano chili, halved
  • 1 jalapeño chili, halved (seeds removed for milder salsa if desired)
  • 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 1 large handful cilantro (leaves and stems)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Prepare a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place tomatoes, onion, chilis, and garlic cloves in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes until softened. Broil for 2 minutes until charred. Remove from oven and let cool.
  4. Peel garlic. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Pulse until thoroughly combined.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.