Simple Smoky Salsa

Chubby Vegetarian


  • medium tomatoes
  • small head garlic, unpeeled
  • 1/4 Cup  cilantro
  • 2-3 Tablespoons  hot sauce
  •   Maldon sea salt flakes and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

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by The 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, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 1g 1%
  • Carbs 22g 7%
  • Saturated 0g 1%
  • Fiber 4g 16%
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 5g 9%
  • Sodium 952mg 40%
  • Calcium 95mg 9%
  • Magnesium 39mg 10%
  • Potassium 799mg 23%
  • Iron 2mg 8%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 119mg 17%
  • Vitamin A 120µg 13%
  • Vitamin C 72mg 120%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 12%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 7%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 35%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 43µg 11%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 34µg 42%
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