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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Chew on This | Easy Roasted Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips

We planted our first garden this summer and have excitedly watched and waited for each tiny bud to form into an actual vegetable. Now we are reaping the fruits of our labor. In a very plentiful way.

I didn't realize just how many tomatoes eight plants would produce. I've harvested about four million of them in the last week. And another three or four million will be ready tomorrow. Rookie mistake? I thought so at first. But now, after making pounds of this most awesome salsa, I think not.

This roasted salsa is too easy to make. A few chops of the knife. A toss in olive oil, salt and pepper. Hot oven. A blender or food processor. Done.

And if you want to feel like a total super star, make your own tortilla chips. While that oven is roasting those home grown veggies, slip in another cookie sheet with simply prepped tortillas. 

'Tis time for some chip and salsa love my friends. While the tomatoes are fresh and readily available at the farmer's market or your own backyard - get this salsa on your table!!!


Here's the recipe:

Easy Roasted Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips
(serves 6-8)

Easy Roasted Salsa

8 tomatoes, quartered and seeded (I used 'Better Boy' tomatoes)
1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
2 jalapeno peppers, halved and seeded
4 cloves garlic
1/4 C olive oil
juice of 1/2 to 1 lime
1/3-1/2 C chopped cilantro

Preheat oven to 400℉. 

Prepare your tomatoes, onion, garlic and jalapeno peppers and place on a rimmed cookie sheet. Pour olive oil over the vegetables and gently toss to coat. Sprinkle on salt and pepper and into the oven to roast for 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are caramelized.

Allow vegetables to cool for 15 minutes then spoon them into a blender or food processor. Squeeze on juice the juice of half or one full lime (depending on your taste) and toss in your chopped cilantro. Blend or process to your desired consistency. Do a taste test and add more salt, pepper, lime or cilantro if needed. Enjoy with some homemade tortilla chips - delish!

Homemade Tortilla Chips

1 package small, flour or corn, tortillas
1/3 C olive oil
2 cookie sheets

Preheat oven to 400℉.

Lightly brush olive oil onto both sides of your tortillas, stacking them on top of each other as you go. Once tortillas are coated, slice tortilla stack with a very sharp knife. Make three cuts, forming six triangle stacks. 

Using two cookie sheets, lay your tortilla triangles in a single layer onto the sheets and place into the oven. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt. Allow chips to cool and then serve them with our Easy Roasted Salsa. Enjoy!


  1. looks really good. Craving for it. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Oh my...I never tried preparing a roasted salsa, I bet this week won't last without me working on roasted tomato stuff.

  3. These were great, but the tomatoes shrunk down so much from roasting that this only made a very small amount of salsa around 1/2 cup. So it definitely doesnt feed 6-8 more like 1. To make enough salsa for 4 people I would need to buy 20 tomatoes!

  4. Thanks for the comment Eric! I did make a typo! I so appreciate that you came back to share your experience! I use 8 tomatoes in the recipe (I have corrected the recipe on the post). I grew 'Better Boy' tomatoes this summer and used those in this recipe (they're pretty large). Hope this helps and thanks again! - Cares