Salsa Roja is an authentic Mexican salsa made with roasted tomatoes and chili peppers. It's delicious with chips or over tacos, burritos, and any dish you need a boost of big, spicy flavors.
Servings 4 cups
- 8 Roma tomatoes
- 6 serrano chili peppers, stems removed
- 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 bunch cilantro, stemmed and finely chopped
On an ungreased skillet over high heat, arrange tomatoes and serrano peppers in a single layer. Sear, turning occasionally on all sides, for about 5 to 8 or until softened and lightly charred. Remove from heat.
In a blender, combine tomatoes, serrano peppers, onions, garlic, lime juice, and salt. Pulse to process to desired consistency.
Add cilantro and stir to combine. Let sit for about 1 hour to allow flavors to meld.
Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 876mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg