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fire roasted tomato salsa

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa on the Grill

  • Author: Robyn (GrillGirl)
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


Throw your veggies on the grill and make fire roasted salsa- an amplified version of traditional tomato salsa that gets a boost of flavor from char and smoke from a charcoal grill.


  • 5 vine tomatoes
  • 2 jalapeños
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 5 cambray onions or one large red onion, sliced into rings
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a charcoal grill up and get it to about 400 degrees. This is not an exact science but get your coals nice and hot so you can char your veggies.
  2. Grill the vegetables until blackened on all sides, 10 to 15 per side.
  3. Transfer vegetables to a blender or food processor pulse once for a chunky consistency, or three times for a purée consistency.
  4. Transfer to a salsa bowl. Add the cumin, oregano, chopped cilantro, lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Give everything a stir and enjoy!


This Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa recipe and photo was originally contributed by Photographer Silvia Orantes and has been modified with GrillGirl’s ingredient modifications.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa, Fire Roasted Salsa, Grilled Salsa
  • Method: Grill, Roast, Smoke
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex, American

Keywords: Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa, Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa Recipe, Grilled Salsa Recipe

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