Make This! Charred Tomato Salsa

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I can’t get enough of this Charred Tomato Salsa. I had the pleasure of visiting The Four Seasons Scottsdale during my drive from Toronto to Los Angeles. At around 7 pm everyday, my husband and I would settle into our lounge chairs on the Onyx Bar & Lounge patio to watch the sunset.

I easily downed a few of their mixology-driven cocktails, but I kept coming back to the Charred Tomato Salsa on their lounge menu. Since tomatoes are almost in-season, I asked the Chef to share his recipe so you could get a taste for yourself.  It’s so ridiculously easy to make – (grill tomatoes on your BBQ, blend and serve) you’ll wonder why you were eating that stuff in a jar for so long! This Charred Tomato Salsa makes a great hostess gift too.

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Charred Tomato Salsa

Makes 3-4 cups of salsa



  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 large vine ripe tomatoes
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 single chipotle pepper (canned)
  • 3 whole limes (juiced- no seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste



  1. De-stem tomatoes and jalapenos as well as tips. Rub with olive oil to coat skin.
  2. Grill tomatoes and jalapenos until outer skin begins to blacken. Set aside to cool.
  3. Cut onion in half and discard of outer skin. Lightly grill the onion until soft, set aside to cool.
  4. When tomatoes, jalapenos and onion have cooled, place all ingredients in blender. Lightly pulse until ingredients have been incorporated.
  5. Salt to your Charred Tomato Salsa to taste, enjoy!


* If a grill is unavailable, use a stovetop burner on low heat to attain the char method for tomatoes and jalapenos. Place onion in oven heated to 300° for 15 minutes to allow to soften.


Thanks to The Four Seasons Scottsdale for sharing their Charred Tomato Salsa recipe with me. 


Do you have a favourite salsa recipe to share? Any secrets to great tasting homemade salsa?