Grilled Heirloom Tomato and Poblano Salsa

Twice in one week? I got you. Check out below for a quick and simple recipe for a delicious salsa that will surely have your family or house guests asking for more (and hopefully where you got the recipe!)

What You’ll Need

Salsa Veggies

  • 2-2.5lb of heirloom tomatoes
  • Half of a large yellow onion
  • 2 limes
  • 5 cloves of garlic (or more, you do you)
  • 2 T avocado oil
  • 1 Handful of cilantro (stems included)
  • 1-2 poblano peppers (I used 1 large pepper for this)

Step by Step

  • The first step to succeeding in this delicious salsa is to crank your grill up and leave the cover shut until it’s burning hot.
  • Next, you are going to take your heirloom tomatoes and carefully cut the stems off.
  • Take your half onion and peel off the outer “skin”
  • Place your tomatoes, onion, and whole poblano right on the grill, and let them sit until they reach your desired color. I love having a smokey flavor to food, so I let the tomatoes start to blister and start to char, however, I didn’t want to lose all of that flavorful juice. The onion won’t char too easily if you keep it whole, and the pepper can get a great char.
  • While the veggies are on the grill, take your olive oil and put it in a small pan, and turn the heat to low. Once hot, add in your garlic cloves and let them saute slowly until your family asks about the garlic smell from the other room. Okay, now remove that from heat and dump it into your blender.
  • Once the veggies are all grilled, take them inside to your blender and add the tomatoes and onion to the garlic and oil. If you have a smaller blender, feel free to pulse it to make space.
  • Chop or pull the stem off of your poblano pepper and toss the whole thing (seeds included, these aren’t very hot) right in the blender.
  • Take your handful of cilantro as well, and put that in the blender. When adding the cilantro I like to squeeze a fresh lime right in as well.
  • Lastly, crack some sea salt and black pepper to taste and you are all set!

NOTE: If you want more spice, feel free to add more peppers, or add additional jalapenos or habaneros. Taste as you go, and add more cilantro or lime as needed.

Final Product

Heirloom Tomato and Poblano Salsa

Once all blended and tasting to your liking, dump that salsa into a large bowl to share, or into mason jars to can it up. Enjoy and as always, drop your thoughts below!