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Roasted Pepper Salsa

October 14, 2013


The summer has come to an end, but summer produce is still showing itself. In California we have an abundance of fresh produce. Vendors at the farmers market sell juicy peaches, fresh bread, and my favorite – ripe heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are one of my favorite summer foods. They taste great on a sandwich, made into a sauce, or a fresh topping to some greens. I also love peppers. Red, orange, yellow bell peppers that can taste as sweet as candy. These foods are what summer is all about! Fall is great, but I love to finish off a season with a recipe worth remembering. This time it’s salsa. Salsa which is inspired from my favorite summer produce, juicy tomatoes and bright peppers.


This salsa is made with roasted peppers and tomatoes. It boots with flavor thanks to red onion, garlic, and an Anaheim pepper. I love salsa because it is both easy to make and easy to eat! In a taco, with some chips, on eggs, there are so many ways to devour fresh salsa. If you are looking how to bottle up summer and never let it go, fresh salsa is way to do it.

Roasted Pepper Salsa

*This recipe is very versatile. Use what you have and the amounts you have.

9 small tomatoes, halved6 assorted small bell peppers, halved
1/4 red onion
1 clove garlic
1 Anaheim pepper
olive oil
coarse salt & pepper

In a roasting pan combine tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, and pepper. Coat with a hearty drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until vegetables are tender. Let cool until comfortable to handle.

Slice the pepper in half, and remove the seeds. This is easiest to do with a spoon. place the pepper and all other ingredients into a food processor and pulse until blended but still chunky. (I like my salsa chunky but be free to make yours to your desired consistency.) Salt and pepper to taste.

Keep salsa in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Stacey Heiss permalink
    October 15, 2013 3:03 pm

    Yummy Anna! I would add cilantro to that one

    • October 21, 2013 2:44 am

      Wonderful idea! Cilantro and maybe some lime!

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