Fire Roasted Salsa


fire roasted salsa

Have you ever seen one of those robotic vacuums in person?  I have seen the commercials, but that is the extent of it.  I never thought they would work well, so I kind of wrote them off.  But apparently my techy husband has been eying them.  He found a good deal on one, and ordered it.  It came the other night, so we immediately set it up to try it out.  This thing is impressive!  Not only does it do a good job, but you can set up a schedule so it automatically goes certain days of the week at a set time.  I don’t think we have ever had so much fun with cleaning, as we did watching it go.

Enough about vacuums.  On to snacks.  Salsa has to be one of my favorite snacks/appetizers in the summer.  No matter what the occasion, I think that chips and salsa is fitting.  We always grow tomatoes in our garden, so we can make lots of fresh salsa at the end of the summer.  But canned tomatoes work really well the rest of the year.  This time I used a can of the fire roasted tomatoes, and they added so much flavor.

If you had the time you could roast your other veggies too, but I just threw them in as is.  It was slightly spicy and delicious.  I brought this to the end of the season picnic for my son’s flag football.  Everyone raved about it.  I should have brought little bowls so people could take some home.  Even the kids loved it!  The coach said he wished he could take it home to have on his eggs the next morning.  It works great with chips, or even as a topping for burgers.

Yields 10

Fresh salsa with fire roasted tomatoes.

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 1 large jalapeno, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (15 oz) Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Combine everything in a food processor. Process for 15-30 seconds. You want some small chunks, and everything to be blended together. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.


Adapted from Tide and Thyme




  1. Erin, I love a good salsa, too! The combination of fire roasted tomatoes with a little “crunch” from the fresh veggies… yum. I wouldn’t roast them either — this sounds perfect as is!

  2. I want one of those vacuums now!!

    This salsa sounds so good, I love the kick of spice.

  3. I am so jealous of your robot vacuum. I want one so bad! Glad to hear you love it. And this salsa looks amazing. My husband could live on the stuff.

  4. Looks perfect for summer :) I have chips and no salsa so I might have to make some, haha.

  5. I love fire roasted salsa and I eat it with/on everything – pita chips, baby carrots, quesadillas… can’t wait to try this!

  6. I would have to agree, salsa is one of my favorite summer snacks too! Ok, it’s just my favorite snack 😉 This looks so so good! Love the fire roasted tomatoes and jalapeno!

  7. I love salsa! Making it homemade is the best :-)

  8. Fun new toy you all have :). Great looking salsa too.

  9. We both love fire roasted salsa! Can’t wait to try :)

  10. Ooh yum!! This look like the perfect way to celebrate summer…with a margarita of course!

  11. Love it! Simple and tasty! Nothing beats homemade salsa!

  12. I love the thought of something else cleaning while I watch :) And this salsa! Chips and salsa is a constant snack in the summer….definitely going to try the fire roasted tomatoes in the next batch!

  13. I don’t think you would even need to store this. I am pretty sure it would be gone as soon as it is made. Looks like the perfect snack to me.

  14. My husband would love this. He loves his chips and salsa. I’ll have to give this one a try; it looks yummy, Erin!

  15. I LOVE this! I make something very similar and it is divine! You just reminded me how much I love salsa. Pinning now!!!

  16. Wow this looks fantastic. My guys would go crazy for this.

  17. My husband made salsa a couple of times, but he said too much work with roasting tomatoes and all that. BUT it tastes good. I love your short cut on using canned roasted tomatoes! I can make this my own without grilling! THANK YOU for the recipe!!!

  18. Always keep a jar of this in the fridge in summertime. Glad you guys enjoyed it!

  19. Robotic vacuum… I think it would get too confused in my house full of toys and pets. I wish I could have one and let it do the work while I caught up on my blogs. :) Love this salsa… fire roasted sounds like it would really give you some flavor bang. :)

  20. i want one of those robots as well. Sounds like my work would be cut if only I had one!
    Yummy salsa!

  21. I love salsa too…I could seriously eat a whole thing of chips and salsa by myself. Great recipe!


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