Simple Smoked Salsa


This salsa is so easy to throw together on days when you already have the smoker going. Tweak it to your preferred heat level by leaving some or all of the jalapeno seeds in for a spicier salsa! The longer you let the salsa sit, the better it becomes. I like to use hickory wood, but fruit woods also work great.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
2 cups


  • 4 large Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise

  • 1 small red onion, quartered

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, halved and seeded

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  1. Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Add wood chips according to manufacturer's directions.

  2. Place tomatoes, onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic inside a disposable foil pan and place on the smoker rack. Smoke vegetables for 90 minutes.

  3. Transfer vegetables into the bowl of a food processor or blender. Add cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Pulse several times until vegetables are finely chopped; do not over-process. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate to let flavors meld.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

8 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 63mg 1%

* 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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