Salsa Quemada

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Salsa Quemada
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Salsa Quemada [1] [2] is aka roasted tomato salsa, this is a classic table salsa.


  • 5 large Roma tomatoes, whole, not cored or cut in any way
  • 1 serrano or jalapeno chile
  • 2 cloves garlic, skin on
  • 1/4 cup minced white onion
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro


  1. Cover a pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Place pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Dry roast the whole tomatoes, chile, and garlic cloves on all sides.
  4. Achieve some charring.
  5. Garlic and chile should be done quickly, tomatoes should take at least 10 min.
  6. Stem chile and peel garlic.
  7. Chop/process tomatoes, garlic, chile, onion, salt and cilantro.
  8. Achieve a smooth consistency.
  9. Serve!


  1. Schneider, Deborah (2010). Amor Y Tacos. Stewart, Tabori & Chang. pp. 129. ISBN 978-1-58479-824-8. 
  2. Poore, Marge (1993). 365 Easy Mexican Recipes. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.. pp. 299. ISBN 0-06-016963-X.