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Homemade Roasted Mild Salsa Recipe

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Homemade Roasted Mild Salsa Recipe

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo and really any day we love us some Salsa!

When we have time we love making foods from scratch and using fresh ingredients, like this delicious Salsa Recipe. It’s easy to make and always a hit at home.

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I don’t know about you, but my family loves to go to a good Mexican restaurant when we can. Our favorite restaurant is just down the road and the food is amazing. They always have hot tortilla chips and fresh, homemade salsa on the tables. Who doesn’t love that pureed goodness? Sometimes, it can be a little too spicy for some of my family members, however, everybody is different.

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I decided that I wanted to learn how to make salsa for my family because they love it so much. I can and I do buy it in the store, but making it at home has a certain something to it. You know what is in it, you know where the veggies came from (mine come from the grocery store)…and you can also make it as mild or as hot as you personally like. I also love fire roasted or just roasted veggies. So, I decided to put the two together and make Roasted Mild Salsa.

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Since my life is crazy, like so many others out there, I wanted something simple and easy to make, but know when I’m finished, it’ll be mouthwatering and delicious. Roasting veggies in the oven is not nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be.

I took my tomatoes, onion, garlic, and jalapeño pepper and put it on a baking tray. I did use a non-stick liner because I hate to scrub pans. I did cut the tomatoes in half longways, as well as cut the tops off. The pepper I left whole and I quartered the onion. The garlic…I shouldn’t have roasted that. So, just leave that out if you don’t know how to do it. You don’t want burned bitter garlic in your salsa.

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I put my veggies in my oven at broil temperature (500 degrees) and let them roast about 20-25 minutes or until they look like the picture below. You’ll be able to smell the yumminess.

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I let the veggies cool and cut up some cilantro…about 1/2 cup chopped. I also pealed the garlic, about 4 cloves. Because they are all going into the blender, there is no need for dicing and fine chopping. The blender is going to be doing all the work.

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Once the veggies cooled slightly, take and slide them all into your blender with about 3-4 tablespoons of lime juice. That’s about 2 full limes and to make more juice come out when you squeeze them, roll them between the counter top and your palms, pressing down on them.

Here’s a note about the pepper: Cut open and remove the ribs and the seeds. The ribs and seeds are where the heat is, so if you’d like a spicy salsa, leave some seeds. Otherwise, you should remove as much of them as possible. You can even rinse the open pepper under running water to make sure you have all the seeds out.

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Add a pinch of cumin to the mix, salt and pepper to taste. Also, this is where you add the cilantro….if you like it, leave it in chunks. If you don’t want to taste large pieces, go ahead and blend it with your roasted veggies. There is no need for sugar in this recipe because roasting the tomatoes brings out their sugars.

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To make it easy for you to print this recipe and try it out, just print the sheet below for all of the ingredients and instructions on one page 🙂

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So, for your next Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo celebration, try making your own salsa, roasted veggie style. It does take a little work, but in the end, it’s so worth it. YUM!

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By on May 6th, 2016

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102 thoughts on “Homemade Roasted Mild Salsa Recipe”

  1. This is one of the best salsa recipes I’ve seen. I love that you roasted the veggies. I think you could roast the garlic but it would have to be separately, I think.

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  2. This does sound super wonderful, and I’d love to try it. I’ve made salsa before, but not roasted. Must try soon!

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  3. I love salsa. I like mine hot and spicy. I’m very sensitive to the smell of garlic breath. Roasting mellows the flavor and smell.

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  4. This is the easiest Salsa recipe I have ever seen. I am definitely going to try it Tuesday for dinner. Those look like some really fresh red tomatoes.

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  5. Chips and salsa is one of our favorite snacks but I don’t have a good recipe. I’ll have to try this one but I think I’ll use less jalapeño because we don’t like it too spicy.

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  6. I love homemade salsa, but never had it roasted. I like it hot, but mild will have to do since my family would only eat it that way

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  7. I love this dish. Thanks for the great idea of roasting the veggies. I like mine hot so I added a variety of peppers to spice it up.

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  8. I make homemade salsa but have never roasted the vegetables first. This sounds like a delicious twist on salsa.

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  9. This salsa sounds delicious and very easy to make! I have only made homemade pico before, I’ve never roasted the veggies before! I can’t wait to try. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

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  10. I love salsa because of its versatility. Can be made many different ways and used as a condiment, which is what I do a lot with it. I love cilantro.

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  11. so simply yet tastes complicated! I’m making this at my next cookout and family night! thanks so much for the recipe!

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  12. I never knew you could roast tomatoes and peppers like that…I have seen them done on a gas stove flame, but with an electric stove, this is a great tip!

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  13. This recipe looks so easy and appetizing. I might tweak mine a little with more pepper! Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Nothing compares to homemade salsa! I iked that you roasted the tomatoes, such an easy way to add extra flavor. Thanks for the post!

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  15. I am not a big spicey person, so my eyes lite up when I seen Mild in the title. I am definitely going to utilize this recipe. Thank you!

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  16. My family loves going out to mexican restaurants too! This looks amazing, I think I need to try it out.

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  17. I really like the idea of roasting the veggies first. Can’t wait for fresh tomatoes and peppers this summer to make fresh salsa!

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  18. I can easily believe that the garlic did not do well being roasted like this. Other than that this looks like a great salsa.

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  19. I am hoping my tomato plants are going to really take off this year so I’ll be able to make lots of sauces and salsas. Homemade recipes like this one using fresh ingredients are always so delicious!

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  20. i love salsa! i need a good recipe so thank you! we normally have to hit the local restaurants because i hate the store brought brands

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  21. I like a good mild salsa! Even after living 20 years on the Mexican border, I never could see the point of heat for its own sake. I don’t mind spicy chiles as long as they have some flavor, but so many hot peppers have nothing else to offer but a metallic aftertaste.

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  22. I love salsa and this recipe looks amazing and I would love to try it as soon as our garden produces some nice fresh tomatoes and onions. I cannot wait to try it. It looks so yummy!

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  23. Im always trying to find an easy and delicious salsa recipe to make that will make everyone think im a great Cook. This looks like it will do the trick.

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  24. Nice to have a simple recipe with clear instructions. It sounds delicious. I have never tried roasting vegetables before either. Maybe try this sometime so will save the recipe.

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  25. Your roasted tomatoes look so so good. I think roasting the tomatoes and onions etc make a better salsa. heck anything that has roasted tomatoes has my vote!

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  26. We love salsa! I never attempted to make it myself, but this recipe does look wonderful and worth it to try.

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  27. I’ve never made homemade salsa. I bet it’s a much better taste with such fresh ingredients. I will have to try it out. Thanks!

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  28. Homemade salsa is so much better than store bought salsa! I love using it in all kinds of cooking, not just in Mexican foods!

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  29. I love to make salsa, but I usually don’t roast my tomatoes, or onions. I’m going to try roasting them. I bet it adds to the flavor.

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  30. I have been looking for a recipe to make my own salsa. The good ones cost too much. Now thanks to you I can make my own. I love garlic, so I will add more to it. Otherwise, this is perfect for me. Thanks a lot.

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  31. My husband and I love salsa! This is the exact same recipe that I use, except I have never roasted the vegetables…I must try that as I am sure it adds another layer of flavor.

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  32. I’ve made so many different salsa recipes and I’ve never tried roasting the veggies first. How did I not think of this? Thanks for the idea! Trying this this weekend.

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  33. I really love Salsa! I sure hate getting the store jars of it, so many additives. I can hardly wait to try this out! I would have never thought of roasting the ingredients first. Sounds delicious 🙂

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  34. I have never made my own salsa it looks so easy??!! I so have to do this in the fall when our garden is overflowing with tomatoes!! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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  35. You cook yours?I have never cooked salsa.Always made it raw,ate it raw,and used raw foods for dipping!Also NEED HOT PEPPERS!

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  36. I’ve book marked this recipe to use this tomato season. Simple and healthy solution to “too many ripe tomatoes!”

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  37. This salsa is so good. It is a hit in my family. No more store bought salsa for us. Thank you again for this recipe

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  38. Definitely a recipe I want to try! We’ve always made pico de gallo, never the kind of salsa where you roast the veggies. Sounds like it would bring out a LOT of flavor!

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  39. i’m not a big salsa fan, mostly because it’s too hot for me. I like spicy, but something with salsa just turns my stomach when it’s too hot. So, I really love this recipe and how easy it is to customize it. What I really like is that this recipe is so simple! Thanks so much for it. I’ll be passing it along to my uncle who is a salsa fanatic and loves to use his own vegetables from his garden.

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  40. Oh wow… So much simpler than I thought it would be! I buy salsa because I always thought it was hard to make. I will be trying this out! Thank you.

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  41. This looks delicious and is making me hungry for homemade recipe! Pinning for later! Will be especially good with homegrown tomatoes this summer.

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  42. Thanks for the recipe… the salsa I make doesn’t have the “roasting” feature and I would really like to see (make that taste) the difference.

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  43. We are definitely trying this salsa out, it doesn’t look hard and it looks delicious! We love salsa at our house and I’m tired of buying it at the store and spending all that money when we can make it fresh at home!

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  44. we use salsa every day on almost everything we eat but as i have gotten older and developed my autoimmune disease i can’t eat really spicy food. This one looks like it might be just right.

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  45. I’ve been looking for a salsa recipe, but it has to be mild for me and then another for hubby cuz he likes his H-O-T!!!!

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  46. I have never roasted any of my items. We love to make ours with things from our garden. We also like a lot of garlic in out too. This is so yummy thanks for the recipe.

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  47. I love salsa and since I’m always dieting, it’s a “safe” food! I never thought of making it myself though. You make it look so easy and with your step-by-step instructions, I think even I could do it!

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  48. oh that looks delicious,and so easy,I will have to try to make that! I wish I had a good blender though,,wondering if my crappy one will do the trick!

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  49. This is one salsa that I have saw where the vegetables were roasted………… I to love to roast my tomatoes but I never did the onion, lesson learned

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  50. Homemade is always better, last time I made salsa I never even thought of roasting the veggies first, this had to taste even better, I’m going to have to roast them next time, yummmm!!!

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  51. This looks and sounds so good. I have never tried making my own salsa before but I will be trying this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing

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  52. I really can’t tolerate spicy foods but I love Mexican flavours. This salsa sounds like the perfect recipe for me.

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  53. Thanks So Much For This Great Salsa Reciepe. I Never Thought About Roasting All The Veggies First! GreatvIdea??????

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