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5-Minute Fire Roasted Salsa

Spicy, smoky and fresh. This Fire Roasted Salsa comes together in about 5 minutes and makes the perfect summer snack. 

Summer is all about those fresh and easy recipes. Recipes that you can whip together in a quick 5-10 minutes and serve to unexpected guests. We have THE recipe of summer. This Fire Roasted Salsa comes together with staple pantry ingredients in no more than 5 minutes. Meaning don’t worry if you forget to shop before a long weekend – you can whip up this salsa. Got an invite to a last minute potluck? Fire Roasted Salsa to the rescue.

So just how easy is this recipe? With only 7 ingredients and 5 minutes you can have a delicious restaurant-style salsa. The key ingredient to giving this simple dip it’s awesome flavour is having a can of fire roasted tomatoes on hand. It gives it a great flavour bump without having to buy any different ingredients. You can absolutely use regular diced tomatoes for this recipe, just know that the flavour is going to differ.

salsa and guacamole on a wood board with chips carrots and celery

fire-roasted salsa and guacamole on a wood board with chips carrots and celery

So what do you need for the best Fire Roasted Salsa?

  • a can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • garlic, red onion, cilantro, and lime
  • jalapeno… duh
  • 5 minutes of your time
  • pinch of salt

We know, it’s that easy. For this recipe we used our mini food processor, but you could also use a blender or a pestle and mortar. Looking for a smooth salsa? Blend it until you get your desired consistency. Keep in mind if you like chunkier salsa you should only pulse it very quickly. As it can change textures VERY quickly, pulsing helps you maintain more control of the consistency.

Check out the full recipe and video tutorial below.

5-Minute Fire Roasted Salsa

Smoky, spicy and whips up in under 5 minutes!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired, Vegan
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup


  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 3 cloves (20 g) garlic
  • 1/2 (100 g) red onion
  • 1/4 cup (10 g) cilantro
  • 1 (40 g) jalapeno
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • charcoal salt, to taste


  • To a food processor pulse together garlic, red onion, cilantro and jalapeno until finely diced.
  • Drain tomatoes and add to food processor with lime juice and process until desired consistency. Add salt until you get your desired taste - about a pinch or two should do.

How to make a 5-Minute Fire Roasted Salsa

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