Simple Smoky Salsa

Simple Smoky Salsa
Staff Writer

Chubby Vegetarian

This recipe's name is no lie — the secret to simplicity is hot sauce. Combined with fresh ingredients like tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic, the salsa takes on a sultry and smoky flavor that sets it apart from any store-bought variety. 


In a medium cast-iron skillet over high heat, burn the outside of the tomatoes and the garlic. Do this by turning the tomatoes and garlic every 3 to 4 minutes using tongs. Once all sides are blackened, remove and set aside in a bowl to cool. Place tomatoes into the work bowl of your food processor. Squeeze the head of garlic from the root end and the cloves should pop right out. Add them to the food processor along with the cilantro, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Pulse the food processor until all ingredients are well incorporated, but not still chunky. 


Calories per serving:

17 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 4g 1%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 1g 3%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 1g 2%
  • Sodium 159mg 7%
  • Calcium 17mg 2%
  • Magnesium 7mg 2%
  • Potassium 140mg 4%
  • Iron 0mg 2%
  • Zinc 0mg 1%
  • Phosphorus 20mg 3%
  • Vitamin A 24µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 12mg 21%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 2%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 1%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 6%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 8µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 10µg 12%
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