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Fire Roasted Salsa [Restaurant style]

Fire Roasted Salsa

Salsa is something that I always try to have on hand as it’s a perfect snack.  During the winter months, I always buy a pre-made, jarred version from the grocery store since I don’t can anything in the summer (I know that I should).

I really prefer a restaurant style salsa versus a thick and chunky style so when we recently ran out of salsa and I wanted chicken nachos for dinner, I knew that I had to come up with something!  I’d recently seen a version that used canned tomatoes and a food processor so I thought I’d give it a go.

I had fire-roasted tomatoes in the pantry and thought they would give the salsa a great flavor and depth.

Fire Roasted Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 (14 oz.) can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • ½ small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • ½-1 jalapeno, seeded or not (depends on how spicy you like it)
  • 1-2 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • small to medium size handful of cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime, plus more to taste


  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or a good blender for 30 seconds or until all the ingredients are finely chopped and salsa is desired consistency.
  2. Taste for seasoning and adjust to taste.
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