This Roasted Jalapeno Salsa takes just eight simple ingredients and boasts loads of flavor. If you're looking for easy and refreshing, this is it! Perfect for pairing with chips, on top of cooked chicken or fish, or enjoying with your eggs at breakfast! You're going to love this great recipe that is tasty and low in carbohydrates!
No doubt about it, I could eat my weight in salsa. I love that the flavor and taste vary every time I make this depending on if the jalapenos are hot are not. Most times, I would rate this roasted salsa recipe about a 7/10 in spiciness. Most times.
But sometimes, you get those gotten than hot jalapeños, and they just rock your world and tastebuds. It's those moments that make this simple salsa recipe fun and different because even though you're using the same ingredients every single time, it never actually tastes quite the same.
I love making this during the summer months because it's light and refreshing. Plus, all the ingredients are ripe and in season If you're ready for a true treat that is the perfect dip or appetizer for any time, have fun making up a batch of this homemade salsa yourself.
Be sure to check out my Keto Salsa for anything low-carb and super delicious dip.
Ingredients for Roasted Jalapeno Salsa
Jalapeño peppers - Since you'll be taking out the seeds, I recommend wearing plastic gloves. You can then just toss them in the trash when you're done - but your hands will thank you. For extra heat leave the seeds in. Besides that, you just slice them in half and remove the stems.
Oil - Any type of oil will work as you're using it to roast the jalapeno. Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil are some of my top picks.
Salt - To taste.
Tomatoes - I like to use tomatoes on the vine as I feel that they have the most flavor. Clean and dice them up and add.
Onion - Sweet onion is the perfect addition. You can use red onion, yellow onion, or white onion for this dish.
Garlic cloves - Chop up a garlic clove and add them or use minced garlic.
Lime juice - Fresh lime juice squeezed over the top is key. You can also use lemon juice as well.
How to Make Roasted Jalapeno Peppers
Most often stuffed with cream cheese for bacon jalapeno poppers this is also a simple way to make delicious jalapeño salsa. Gather up all your needed ingredients prior to getting started!
Step One: Preheat the oven to 425. Brush the peppers with the oil and sprinkle with salt. Place them on a sheet pan.
Expert Tip: You can place them on the baking sheet any way you want because you will be flipping them shortly.
Step Two: Roast for 15 minutes. Flip and roast for an additional 10 minutes or until softened.
Step Three: Combine the first five ingredients. Let sit for 5 minutes. Drain the liquid.
I like to dice up the jalapenos and the tomatoes and onions, all to be about the same size if possible.
Step Four: Add the lime juice. Serve immediately.
The great thing about roasting jalapenos is that you don't have to peel off the skin. That is typically done with poblano peppers, but you don't have to with this recipe.
If you want to make more of a sauce, you can actually add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse slightly. This will make it thicker and great for adding to tacos and more!
Add cilantro - Fresh cilantro is the perfect addition! It's light and refreshing and always a good idea for adding extra flavor.
Add diced avocado - Right before serving, you can add in a ripe diced avocado as well. Just carefully fold it in so that you don't break it down.
Dash in some hot sauce - You can always add some extra spice and heat to your own serving by adding a little bit of hot sauce. It's a nice little kick of heat that you can easily blend in.
Add corn - You can add a hint of natural sweetness by adding in some corn.
What is a roasted jalapeño called?
A roasted jalapeno. But if you also smoke it the name changes. That is actually a chipotle pepper - who knew, right! Chipotles are then used in sauces as flavor enhancers for many Mexican dishes!
Do jalapenos lose heat when cooked?
A bit. That'll change texture, but if they're spicy, they're still gonna stay pretty spicy no matter how long they're cooked.
What do you serve with this medium salsa with roasted jalapeno peppers?
You have options, and there are a lot of them! You can top on tacos, mix it with burritos, use it as a sandwich topping, or put on a salad as a light and refreshing dressing option.
I also just love to dip tortilla chips or sliced vegetables like cucumbers in it as well. I'm not joking when I say that this particular salsa has the best flavor.
You can easily just serve this jalapeño salsa in a bowl with some tongs and let everyone dish it out and eat how they'd like.
What is the best way to store salsa?
This fresh roasted jalapeno salsa is simple to store and save for later. I simply add it to a bowl and cover it with aluminum foil and keep in the fridge.
- 8 jalapeno peppers halved and seeded
- 1 teaspoon oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
Roasted Jalapeno Salsa
- 1 cup roasted jalapenos chopped
- 1 cup tomatoes finely chopped
- ½ cup onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- Preheat oven to 425. Brush the peppers with the oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Roast for 15 minutes. Flip, roast an additional 10 minutes or until softened.
- Combine the first 5 ingredients. Let sit for 5 minutes. Drain the liquid.
- Add the lime juice. Serve immediately.