Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

We love salsa. Chips and salsa has always been one of our favorite snacks. But here in Costa Rica it is really difficult to find good salsa. Everything that you can find at the store is so full of sugar that it tastes more sweet than spicy. Not at all what we want. So we started making our own salsas and have come up with some delicious recipes. This roasted red pepper salsa is one of our favorites.

ingredients for roasted red pepper salsa

Tomatoes are actually very expensive in here so I have been working on creating salsas that don’t use them. This one uses roasted red peppers as the base instead. This gives it a really awesome creamy texture and tons of flavor. If you have a gas stove, the peppers can be roasted right in the flame. If not, you can use the broil method that I always use. It’s actually easier anyway. Just wash your peppers and cut the onion in half and lay them all out on a sheet pan under high broil for about 10 minutes. The peppers turn a little black and charred looking but that’s okay. When they cool the skin will separate and peel right off.

peeled roasted red peppers for roasted red pepper salsa

Once your peppers are cooled and peeled, you add them to a food processor along with the onion, garlic, lime, salt and pepper. Then just blend it to a smooth consistency and it’s done! The flavors definitely coalesce if it’s refrigerated overnight, however. It’s good right away but always tastes better the next day. We’ve also noticed that the spiciness fades a little bit over time as well.

roasted peppers and onions for roasted red pepper salsa

This roasted red pepper salsa is so delicious. It’s good with chips as an appetizer but we’ve also used it on nachos, tacos, and bowls, and in burritos. It’s always amazing and really elevates whatever you use it on. For something especially delicious, pair it with our Cilantro Lime Rice and this Spicy Shredded Chicken. We hope you all enjoy this simple and delicious salsa as much as we do!

roasted red pepper salsa served with tortilla chips

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Roasted Red Pepper Salsa
A simple salsa made with fresh ingredients and packed with flavor from the roasted red peppers.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to high broil. Wash the red peppers, onion, and jalapeno. Cut the ends off the onion and cut it in half.
  2. Space the peppers and onion evenly on a baking sheet and place on the top rack in the oven. Broil for 5 minutes then flip the peppers over and broil for another 5 minutes. They should be bubbly and charred in some places.
  3. Let the peppers cool and then remove the stems, seeds, and skin.
  4. Add the roasted peppers, onion, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper to a food processor or blender and blend to a smooth consistency.
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  1. Miz Helen says:

    This will be a great salsa for us to try with our garden peppers! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your great post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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