Smoked Fresh Salsa, lets eat
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Tasty Fresh Smoked Salsa


My favorite salsa from a restaurant has to be On The Boarders salsa. It’s just the right chunkiness and has the perfect freshness and heat taste. My favorite salsa to make is this tasty smoked fresh salsa recipe that I’m going to share with you. The smokiness that comes from putting the vegetables on the smoker is a game-changer for salsa.

The Vegetables

This tasty fresh smoked salsa recipe is going to be a little spicy. Here are the vegetables that will make this salsa.

  • Purple Onions
  • Whole Garlic
  • Jalapenos
  • Serrano Peppers
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Red Ripe Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • 1 Lime

To prepare the veggies for the smoker, all you need to do is cut the onions, bell pepper and tomatoes into quarter pieces. For the jalapenos and serrano peppers, just cut them in half from top to bottom. Lastly, just cut the top off the garlic bulb.

Smoke Bath

Once your smoker has heated to 225 degrees, it’s time to place the vegetables on the smoker. For the perfect amount of smoke flavor, the veggies need to smoke for about 90 minutes.

Vegetables getting a smoke bath.

Tasty Fresh Smoked Salsa

Now let us break out the blender. I use a Shark Ninja Food Processor for this recipe. Start putting the smoked vegetables into the food processor depending on the size of your food processor or blender don’t overload it, you can add more after its blended. Now don’t use all the garlic bulb, I start with 1 or 2 pieces of garlic. Toss in a couple of tablespoons of chopped cilantro. Blend until you get the consistency you like, then taste it, salt, and pepper to your liking. This homemade smoked salsa will last in the refrigerator for about 5-7 days, so keep that in mind when preparing so you don’t make more than you will consume in a week. This tasty fresh smoked salsa is fantastic along with a number of other dishes. My favorite dish to use this with is my scrambled eggs at breakfast.

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Smoked Fresh Salsa, lets eat

Fresh Smoked Salsa

  • Author: spinman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Smoked
  • Cuisine: American


Fresh Salsa is good, but smoked fresh salsa is excellent. Check this recipe out. It will have you coming back for more.


  • 1 pound steak tomatoes cut into wedges with middle stem removed
  • 1/4 cup red onion cut into a wedge
  • 1 jalapeno cut in half
  • 1 serano pepper cut in half
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt to taste


  1. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F. 
  2. Place tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and whole garlic cloves directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke for 90 minutes.
  3. Add smoked tomatoes, onion, jalapeno and whole garlic to a blender jar or food processor. Add in the lime juice, cilantro, and salt and pulse until salsa reaches desired consistency.
  4. Add salt to taste. Eat immediately if you like hot salsa. For cold salsa, transfer to a lidded glass jar and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving. This salsa tastes great when allowed to sit for a bit of time to allow all the flavors to combine.


This salsa is great with breakfast on scambled eggs.

Keywords: Smoked Salsa


  1. I use this salsa every morning on my omelettes.

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