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Chunky Salsa

Chunky Salsa is super simple to make with grilled vegetables and crushed tomatoes. A great addition to taco night or serve it up as the ultimate appetizer with tortilla chips.

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We made a quick batch of chunky salsa on the grill to serve with our Grilled Tamales. It was a huge hit with the whole family and is our new favorite salsa recipe. The grilled vegetables adds a smoky and delicious flavor to tomato salsa.

Chunky salsa in a bowl with tortilla chips

Ingredients for Chunky Salsa:

  • Onions
  • Bell Peppers
  • Jalapeños
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Sugar
  • Lime Juice
  • Kosher Salt

How to Make Chunky Salsa:

step by step grilling vegetables for salsa
  • Slice onions, coarsely dice bell peppers and slice the garlic into thin strips. Slice jalapeños in half and remove seeds and membranes. 
  • Place vegetables on a grill pan. We made a small foil pan for the garlic and placed it on the grill pan.
  • Grill the vegetables for about 15 minutes until softened and slightly charred.
  • Remove from the grill. 
crushed tomatoes in a food processor
  • Add 2 cans of crushed tomatoes to a food processor.
grilled vegetables in a food processor
  • Pour in lime juice, salt and the grilled vegetables.
chunky salsa in a food processor
  • Pulse the food processor about 10 – 12 times until vegetables are chopped to your liking. bowl of salsa with tortilla chips
  • Serve immediately or store in mason jars in the refrigerator up to 3 months.

Recipe Tips and Variations:

  • For spicy salsa, do not remove the jalapeño seeds. 
  • Add 2 cups fresh cilantro into the food processor if desired. 
  • Process the tomatoes and vegetables to a finer consistency for restaurant style salsa.
  • Vegetables can be roasted in a 400° oven for 15- 20 minutes until vegetables are softened and slightly charred. 

chunky salsa in a bowl - overhead view Uses for Salsa:

Making homemade salsa is a really simple and is much more delicious than store bought. It’s a must have for any Mexican feast and you can make it as hot or mild as you wish. We also love to make pico de gallo or Salsa Fresca to go with tacos.

grilled chunky salsa ina bowl with tortilla chips

Add this Chunky Salsa recipe to your list to try. The grilled vegetables an extra depth of flavor that will take your next taco night to a new level of deliciousness.

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chunky salsa in a bowl with a tortilla chip
Yield: 4 pints

Chunky Salsa

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Chunky Salsa is super simple to make with grilled vegetables and crushed tomatoes. A great addition to taco night or serve it up as the ultimate appetizer with tortilla chips.

Ingredients

  • 3 small onions, sliced
  • 3 cups diced bell peppers
  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 4 jalapeños, sliced, seeds and membranes removed
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare a grill fire to 325° with hickory or pecan for smoke flavor.
  2. Place vegetables on a grill pan. We made a small foil pan for the garlic and placed it on the grill pan.
  3. Grill the vegetables for about 15 minutes until softened and slightly charred.
  4. Remove from the grill. 
  5. Add 2 cans of crushed tomatoes to a food processor.
  6. Pour in lime juice, salt and the grilled vegetables.
  7. Pulse the food processor about 10 - 12 times until vegetables are chopped to your liking. 
  8. Serve immediately or store in mason jars in the refrigerator up to 3 months.

Notes

Recipe Tips and Variations:

  • For spicy salsa, do not remove the jalapeño seeds. 
  • Add 2 cups fresh cilantro into the food processor if desired. 
  • Process the tomatoes and vegetables to a finer consistency for restaurant style salsa.
  • Vegetables can be roasted in a 400° oven for 15- 20 minutes until vegetables are softened and slightly charred. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

64

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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