Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa

If you asked me who is playing in the Super Bowl, I’d shamefully say that I have no idea. Except I’ve seen a lot of Seahawks flags go up around the neighborhood?!

BUT, I do know how to make “game day food”. Like this killer Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa that you can enjoy with chips as you watch the big game, while I chat with the ladies in the kitchen over Jalapeño Margaritas. Oh, that’s a thing and it’s definitely on my list of “make this, photograph it, write something clever about it, and share it on Thyme +Tamarind”. 

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa

I also know that Super Bowl XLIX (did I get that right? Thank you Wikipedia) is taking place in our beautiful state of Arizona. It gets crazy around these parts during this time of year, especially with the Phoenix Open and the Barrett-Jackson Auction happening at around the same time. I really don’t mind the heightened activity, except that it completely congests the road that I take to work every morning.

Back to the Fire Roasted Salsa. My husband LOVES chips and salsa, which makes him a tough critique when it comes to authenticity, spice and flavor. I’m constantly trying to one up his store-bought favorites by making them at home with fresh ingredients, and I’ll be honest, I don’t always succeed. But this time… this time I knocked it out of the park! Like, for real.

Here’s how I know that the salsa was a major success. The recipe below makes about a 16 fl oz jar worth of salsa, which is the typical store-bought size. I made 3x the amount that the recipe card calls for, in hopes that I could use the salsa for the following:

  1. With chips. Obviously. 
  2. Stirred into my scrambled eggs in the morning. 
  3. Pureed and used as a sauce to cook Mahi Mahi fillets in. 
  4. Add cucumbers, jalapeños, tomatoes and vegetable stock to salsa and puree into a gazpacho. Ok that’s a stretch – I wasn’t really going to do this but it sounds so great in theory, doesn’t it?

Here’s how it was actually used. 

  1. With chips. 
  2. With chips. 
  3. With chips. 
  4. With chips. 

Long story short: make this now because it’s dabombdiggity.

Happy Super Bowl!

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6
  • 4 oz can diced green chili
  • 14.5 oz can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tbs granulated white sugar
  • Juice of one lime
  • ⅓ cup chopped red onion
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon chopped garlic
  1. In a food processor pulse the fire roasted tomatoes, green chili, cumin, oregano, chili powder, white sugar and lime. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Add the red onion, cilantro, and garlic to the bowl of salsa and stir until well combined.
  3. Serve with chips or if you're feeling adventurous, mix them in with your eggs for breakfast!