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Very Spicy Roasted Tomato Salsa

Adulting - "Salsa & Skewers"


  • 8 Roma tomatoes, halved
  • 2 habanero chiles
  • ½ yellow onion, peeled and halved
  • 3 garlic cloves, peel on
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar, plus more to taste
  • Kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to broil.
  2. Place the tomatoes, cut side up, onto a baking sheet.
  3. Add the chiles, onion and garlic onto the baking sheet and put into the oven to roast for 10 minutes until slightly charred and softened.
  4. Remove from the oven and turn the chiles, onion and garlic.
  5. Return to the oven to broil for another 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven to cool for 10 minutes, or cool enough to safely handle.
  7. Peel the garlic and toss into a food processor fitted with the blade attachment.
  8. Add the roasted tomatoes, chiles, onion, cilantro, lime juice and zest, and sugar. Season with salt.
  9. Pulse to desired textured.
  10. Pour the salsa into a bowl. Season to taste with additional salt and sugar.
  11. Stir to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
  12. Warning: SPICY!