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Roasted Salsa

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Roasted Salsa

Salsa (c)2006 Chelsie Kenyon licensed to About.com

Charring the chiles and removing the skins adds a wonderful warm flavor to this sesty salsa.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1lb large red chiles
  • 1lb ripe tomatoes, stems removed
  • 6 cloves of garlic, husk removed
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 onion, peeled


Roast the chiles and bell pepper by placing them under a hot broiler or on a hot grill or on a hot comal. Turn them frequently until all the skin is charred. (See How to Roast Chiles for more details)

While the chiles are blackening, slice the onion into 3-4 large slices (discard the stem and bottom piece) and place under the broiler or grill until browned (not blackened.)

Remove the charred skins from the chiles and pepper as well as the seeds and the entire stem. Place in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients and pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped and well incorporated.

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 5 out of 5
so good! just like a restaurant!, Member sofie24

I have been making salsa at home forever, but it was always missing something. Well I made this one and it's a keeper! It tastes just like the restaurants. And of course the recipe should tell me what color of chile. If they specify what name of chile, I might not have it in my region. GREAT RECIPE!!! THANKS!!!

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