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Fire Roasted 15 Minute Salsa

Make this Fire Roasted 15 Minute Salsa for your next Mexican fiesta! Whip it together and put it on tacos, burritos, nachos, or enchiladas. Or skip the rest and just scoop it into your mouth with a good tortilla chip. You choose.

15 Minute Fire Roasted Salsa

I’m feeling especially frazzled lately. Lots and lots and lots of balls in the air, and I can’t seem to drop any of them. I really just need to be a better juggler. I think there is a medication for that, but for now? Somehow they are all staying in the air.

I could run down the list of ALL the thing that I have to do this month, but seriously? Everyone is busy. You don’t need to hear my list. And besides? That list is filled with things that I love, and that I (mostly) enjoy, so complaining about them just seems kind of…lame.

Anxiety is a weird weird thing. You can coast along for ages and think things are really great, and them BAM. Like a brick wall appearing out of nowhere, you are literally crawling out of your own skin for no apparent reason, and worried about all.the.things. Every detail. Of things that don’t even NEED any of that worry.

Good thing I have an awesome husband who is willing to do things like shopping and cooking for me when I have a ton of other computer-y things on my “to-do” list. That man, you guys. He made this salsa is 15 minutes, and THEN whipped up dinner for the kids on top of it too! Did I mention lately that I love him? Because I need to more. Way way way more.

15 Minute Fire Roasted Salsa

Jeremiah picked up these Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes the other day on his way home from work.

They worked PERFECTLY in this salsa.

It’s hard to find good fresh tomatoes this time of year, and even when you do? Fresh tomatoes can be really acidic and hard to work with at times. They tend to take a long cook to mellow out a bit, completely defeating the “quick” part of this particular recipe.

15 Minute Fire Roasted Salsa

All you do for this is to quick grill your peppers and tomatillos, and then into the blender they go with the rest of the ingredients and the tomatoes.

15 Minute Fire Roasted Salsa


Perfect flavorful salsa with just the right amount of heat.

I can’t WAIT to see what it tastes like tomorrow after the flavors get a chance to meld! It was fabulous right out of the blender, and this stuff only improves with age.

15 Minute Fire Roasted Salsa

Yield: 6 servings

Fire Roasted 15 Minute Salsa

15 Minute Fire Roasted Salsa

Homemade salsa has never been easier! Use Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes for a shortcut that is easy on the clock, but packs a ton of flavor, especially if tomatoes aren't in season where you're at!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 - 15 oz can Hunt's Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • 4 whole tomatillos, peeled
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 small white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Grill the peppers, garlic, and tomatillos over high heat until marked, about 10 minutes. Turn frequently to make sure they don't burn.
  2. Place all ingredients into a large blender, and pulse until the desired consistency is reached.
  3. Serve immediately if desired, or refrigerate overnight to let the flavors meld.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 28Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 479mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Tuesday 9th of June 2015

It looks so good! I have to try it ;)

Cate | Chez CateyLou

Sunday 7th of June 2015

I feel you on the never-ending to do list. I really love quick recipes like this for when you just need something awesome to eat but easy to make! This salsa looks awesome - such a great summer food!

Nicole Johnson

Monday 8th of June 2015

Thanks, Cate! Doesn't it get crazy? Sometimes you just need to shut off, and shelve some of those to-dos I think!

Andi @ The Weary Chef

Saturday 6th of June 2015

You know I feel you on the anxiety, although now I have "the medicine" that helps immensely. I don't know how I was managing before! You have SO much going on thought that anyone would be stressed and anxious in your shoes. I'm happy that your husband is so helpful! Now, as for this salsa, I need to make it ASAP!

Nicole Johnson

Monday 8th of June 2015

Oh yes! We've had great conversations on that. I think I need the good stuff, possibly. Now to make time to actually GO to the doctor. HA!!

amanda @ fake ginger

Saturday 6th of June 2015

I'm gonna have to ask my husband to do the groceries this week because I'm in the same boat. Gahhhh.

This salsa looks so yummy! If husband can find some tomatillos for me, I'm totally making it today!

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 6th of June 2015

Its something about any kind of big life change that just sends me into anxiety overload. Even if its a super awesome change. Its the anticipation that my poor little brain can't handle!!

Kate @ Diethood

Friday 5th of June 2015

I love me some good ole salsa and this one looks fantastic!!

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 6th of June 2015

Thanks, Kate!

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