charred tomato salsa
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Charred Tomato Salsa

Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes


  • 1 pound ripe tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, unpeeled
  • 1 1/4" thick slice of large white onion
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt or to taste


  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Put the tomatoes, garlic, onion and chile on a baking sheet and broil 5 minutes. Pull the baking sheet out and turn everything over.
  • Put the baking sheet back under the broiler and broil another 5-7 minutes. The tomatoes should be charred and a bit mushy.
  • NOTE: If you don't want to broil them, you can char everything in a cast iron or other heavy skillet.
  • Take the skin off the garlic clove then it in a food processor, along with the onion slice, the tomatoes and any juices, salt, and half of the jalapeno.
  • Blend until smooth and then taste for heat. Add the other chile if you want it hotter.