Fresh. Roasted. Diced. This way-better-than-basic tomato salsa epitomizes summer eating at its finest and freshest.

Red, white, and boom with this way better than basic fresh tomato salsa.

Tomatoes are the best thing in the garden. Their smell radiates and permeates. You pluck a single cherry tomato, or hand-trim a single leaf, and the smell of the greenery travels with you the rest of the day. It is summer in plain site of those juicy, ripe fruits.

A fresh tomato salsa recipe for the pool, the porch, or the playground.

So, what could be way better? Let’s start by roasting those tomatoes and adding a few other simple ingredients into your new go-to salsa recipe. Whether you want to kick the heat up a notch with some additional chipotle peppers or keep it nice and mild for the kiddos, this tomato salsa will be the featured dipper by the pool, the porch, or the playground.

Ready to can up some summer sunshine? This way-better-than-basic salsa recipe is ready to go!

Everyone needs a solid, better-than-basic salsa recipe in their repertoire, and we think we’ve nailed it with this one. Looking to can up some of that summer goodness for when the sun isn’t shining so brightly? You betcha. Double, triple, quadruple this recipe, and you’ll be dipping into summer sunshine in the darkest of months.


Fresh Tomato Salsa


6 roma tomatoes

1 medium white onion

4 large garlic cloves

1 chipotle in adobo sauce

1 tsp adobo sauce

2/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves

2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

Way Better Snacks Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

Way Better Snacks Sweet Chili Corn Tortilla Chips


Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise, and the onion into 1” chunks. Line a baking sheet with foil and arrange the tomato halves, onion chunks, and peeled garlic cloves. Broil 5” away from the broiler on high until the tomato skins are black and blistering — 4-6 minutes.

Remove everything from the oven and add it, along with the remaining ingredients, to a blender or food processor.

Pulse until you achieve your desired consistency.

Serve with Way Better Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and Sweet Chili Corn Tortilla Chips!

Dippin' again and again into this way better than basic fresh tomato salsa recipe!

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