Roasting tomatoes gives them such a wonderful sweet flavor so I decided to try making a roasted salsa to go with my Carne Asada Tacos. The end result was really delicious! This salsa is great with any tacos, chips and burritos or as a topping to most Mexican dishes.
Roasted Tomato Salsa:
- 6-7 fresh garden tomatoes sliced lengthwise, stem and core removed
- 1/4 sweet yellow onion chopped in large pieces (separated)
- 2 green onions, tops trimmed
- 1 jalapeno (optional)
- 1 clove of garlic cut into slivers
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 small handful of chopped cilantro (DO NOT ROAST)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line small baking sheet with tinfoil (easier cleanup) and spray with olive oil cooking spray.
Slice tomatoes lengthwise and put onto center of baking sheet. Add separated pieces of onion, green onion & jalapeno on and around tomato. Place garlic slivers inside the tomato halves to protect them from burning and to infuse the tomatoes with garlic flavor. Drizzle olive oil all over mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Place in oven and roast for 20 minutes or until tomatoes are soft & juicy and the onions are tender. Remove from oven and let cool thoroughly.
Add to a bowl with fresh cilantro and blend using an immersion blender or regular blender. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving so the flavors can combine. Enjoy.
Click here for printable recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net