Charring fresh tomatoes and jalapeños on the grill gives this chunky pureed salsa great fire-roasted flavor. It works just as well under the broiler and even tastes delicious made with canned fire-roasted tomatoes.

Bruce Aidells
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2010
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to high (or preheat broiler).

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  • Grill tomatoes and jalapeño, turning frequently, until charred, 10 minutes for the tomatoes, about 5 minutes for the jalapeno. (To broil, place on a baking sheet and broil about 4 inches from the heat, turning once or twice, until charred, 8 to 10 minutes total.)

  • When cool enough to handle, core the tomatoes and remove the stem from the jalapeño. Place in a food processor along with garlic; pulse to form a chunky mixture. Season with salt to taste.

  • Canned-Tomato Variation: No fresh tomatoes? Drain two 14-ounce cans of fire-roasted tomatoes. Roast jalapeño in a small dry skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until soft and blackened in spots, 10 to 15 minutes. Pulse the drained tomatoes, jalapeño and garlic in a food processor until chunky.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

9.8 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 2.1g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.6g 2% DV; sugars 1.3g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 398IU 8% DV; vitamin c 8.5mg 14% DV; folate 7.3mcg 2% DV; calcium 6.2mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 5.5mg 2% DV; potassium 115.2mg 3% DV; sodium 147.8mg 6% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV.