Fire Roasted Salsa - The most amazing restaurant style salsa can be made in your own kitchen! 5 minute prep, a few ingredients and a food processor or blender.

Fire Roasted Salsa

Fire-roasted salsa is so easy to make at home you will never buy another jar…ever!  

My family is so crazy about this restaurant-style salsa I can’t seem to keep it stocked fast enough.  

If you like restaurant-style salsa, you will love this recipe even more. Spice up Taco Tuesday with this fresh-tasting homemade salsa!

Fire Roasted Salsa ingredients on cutting board

It literally takes no time at all to make this salsa.  The fire-roasted tomatoes add a perfect smoky flavor to this fresh-tasting salsa.

This salsa beats store-bought and Mexican restaurant salsa any day!

Fire Roasted Salsa in a food processor

How to Make Fire Roasted Salsa

All you have to do is chop the onion, jalapeno, and garlic. Chopping the garlic cloves will help them process better in the food processor.

Place the tomatoes, onion, garlic, green chilies, cilantro, lime juice, jalapenos, salt, and pepper in the blender or food processor and give it a whirl or few.

Fire Roasted Salsa in a yellow bowl surrounded by tortilla chips

For the best flavor, store in the refrigerator for an hour or two to allow the flavors to combine.

Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, and enjoy!


Why is my salsa watery?

Make sure you remove the seeds. Cut the tomatoes and gently squeeze out the seeds. The ‘goo’ you’re thinking about is called the locules.

Do you remove the jalapeno seeds when making salsa

The seeds and pith contain the heat. If you want mild salsa, remove them. For a spicer version, include some seeds and pith.

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Fire Roasted Salsa - The most amazing restaurant style salsa can be made in your own kitchen! 5 minute prep, a few ingredients and a food processor or blender.

Fire Roasted Salsa Recipe

Fire Roasted Salsa – The most amazing restaurant style salsa can be made in your own kitchen! 5-minute prep, a few ingredients, and a food processor or blender.
4.70 from 10 votes
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Course: Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fire roasted, salsa
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 25kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe


  • 29 ounces fire roasted tomatoes, drained (2 – 14.5 oz cans)
  • 4 ounces green chilies, diced (1 small can)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro (you can use less if desired)
  • 1 lime (juice)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 jalapeños, seeded and diced (1 or 2)


  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse until you reach desired consistency.
  • For best flavor place the salsa in a jar or container and chill for 1-2 hours or longer.
  • Store chilled in airtight container.


If you like a spicier salsa, don’t seed the jalapeno. I LOVE cilantro so I add a ton. Decrease the amount if you aren’t as fond of cilantro as I am.
This recipes makes about 3 cups in volume.


Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Wonderful salsa recipe and I love how easy it is! Pinned. Thank you for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop.5 stars

  2. We love homemade salsa, we can’t keep it in the frig! I’ve never used the fire-roasted tomatoes, I’m definitely going to look for them at the store! I agree that canned tomatoes make the most flavorful salsa, I like the fresh for pico de gallo, but canned for salsa! I am going to try your recipe, it looks so delish!5 stars

  3. What a great recipe!! I am going to feature it tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

  4. This sounds wonderful! Will definitely give this a try. Pinned. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday and hope you can come and share again.

  5. This salsa looks absolutely wonderful!! I have to try it this week. I get so tired of paying so much for a bottle of salsa and it lasts one day – at least for a family of five. I will pass on this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Rebekah, you guys will like this salsa soooo much better than the jarred! Thank you for stopping, by!

  6. Ohh man. I love a good salsa recipe! Part of what holds me back from making my own is dealing with the tomatoes so this looks like a great way to me to get past that!5 stars

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