Smoky Four-Pepper Salsa


This is an easy smoky salsa that can be adjusted to any degree of heat that you like by increasing or decreasing the jalapenos!

close up view of Smoky Four-Pepper Salsa garnished with fresh herbs in a white bowl
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
3 cups


  • 8 ripe plum tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 4 poblano peppers

  • 4 Anaheim chile peppers

  • 1 jalapeno chile pepper, or more to taste

  • 1 large green bell pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • ¼ onion

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ¼ teaspoon mesquite flavored liquid smoke concentrate (Optional)


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.

  2. Rub tomatoes with oil and grill for 10 minutes, turn. Place poblano, Anaheim, jalapeno chiles, and the green pepper on the grill. Grill 5 to 7 minutes per side, being careful not to let them burn. The skins should blister and brown. Remove tomatoes to a separate bowl. Place the chiles and pepper in an airtight container to let them steam while they cool so they're easier to peel.

  3. Peel tomatoes and drain excess liquid. Peel and seed peppers.

  4. Place the tomatoes, chiles, green pepper, cilantro, vinegar, onion, garlic, and salt in the container of a food processor. Pulse 4 or 5 times. Add liquid smoke and more jalapenos if desired. Pulse until salsa is as chunky or smooth as you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

38 Calories
2g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 62mg 312%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 257mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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