Grilled Salsa Roja


My family loves salsa. We have eaten so much of this wondrous, spicy, delectable sauce over the years that it flows through our veins. That may be a slight exaggeration, but we have consumed our fair share of every kind of salsa. We love everything from restaurant salsa to store bought. Our favorite salsa is homemade.

Fresh salsa can’t be beat. This super simple recipe for salsa roja is fantastic. Just as good, if not better than any restaurant. A few minutes on the grill brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes while adding a rich flavor. I use an immersion blender, but a regular blender works well too. If you have never made salsa this is a great one to try. 

Happy Eating!

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Grilled Salsa Roja


2 lbs Roma tomatoes

1 large onion cut in half

3 to 6 garlic cloves

1 large bunch of fresh cilantro

1 jalapeño pepper

juice of 2 limes

3/4 – 1 tablespoon salt

1/2 tablespoon black pepper


  1. Preheat grill to high.
  2. Grill onion halves for 5 to 10 minutes. Long enough to char the onions, then remove them.
  3. Grill the tomatoes and jalapeño long enough to char them. When the tomato skins split on all sides remove them from the grill. This takes just a few minutes.
  4. Using tongs, remove the tomato skins and cut off the stems.
  5. Place grilled tomatoes, onions, and jalapeño in a large mixing bowl. Add garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Blend thoroughly with an immersion blender. Or place all ingredients in a regular blender and blend.
  6. Taste, and adjust salt and pepper to your liking.


  • Half of one jalapeño gives the perfect amount of spice. Add more or less to make it as hot as you like.
  • Add more or less garlic to your preference.





19 thoughts on “Grilled Salsa Roja”

  1. I always enjoy your pictures. I’m not a big fan of cilantro, but I may have to try this without it sometime. I can imagine how yummy it would be after grilling the ingredients first. 😋 I hope you are well, friend!

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    1. Aaawww Colleen! You’re so sweet! I hope you reconsider cilantro. I too was not a fan of cilantro but my husband has always loved it. Now I too love it.
      I think the salsa would still be good without cilantro.
      I’m doing well. School starts tomorrow. We homeschool and it’s my baby’s junior year. Yikes! 😅


      1. Hmm…you’re the first person to tell me that you grew to love it. Did it taste like soap to you before? That’s the problem I have with it. Yes! The school year is nearly here! Liam will start in a couple of weeks for the first time. I’m probably going to cry! I wish you and your son well this school year!

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      2. Yes, cilantro tasted like soap to me and I did not like it. But, the more I ate it the more I liked it. That was many years ago. Now I love it!
        Is Liam going to preschool or kindergarten? I can’t remember how old he is.
        Two more years of school and we will be done. I can’t wait.


      3. Wow. I’m really amazed by that. I know cilantro.has some excellent health benefits, and my husband really likes it. Maybe I need to expose myself to small doses of it.
        Liam will start preschool. I wasn’t going to put him in school until next year originally, but everyone keeps telling me how smart he is, and he’s very social, so I think it will be good for him. I’m praying it will be! I bet your son is excited about nearly finishing too! What a change that will be for you all!

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    1. I’m here! 😂
      I haven’t been on Twitter much. And I don’t have an active Facebook account anymore.
      I’m glad your launch party was a success. That’s great!

      I’ll send you the salsa recipe. Thank you Sharon. 😊

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