Smoked Salsa

Smoked Salsa

Smoked salsa is an elevated version of your favorite condiment. You get that spicy tomato flavor with garlic, fresh cilantro, and bursts of lime-fueled acidity, but everything has a lot more depth. Just prep, smoke, and blend. You’ll have a delicious salsa to enjoy with chips, tacos, or whatever else you like before you know it.
Servings 8
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes



  • Stem the tomatoes and quarter them.
  • Peel the papery skin off the onion and cut it in half, so you have two wedges.
  • Remove the stem from the jalapeno and cut it in half. For less heat, remove the seeds and ribs. For more heat, leave them intact.
  • Transfer the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and garlic to a large bowl. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with chili powder; toss to coat.
  • Preheat your Z-Grills (preferably with branded hickory wood pellets) or other wood pellet grill to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Transfer the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and garlic to a wire rack and transfer it to the grill.
  • Close the lid and smoke for 1 hour. Flip halfway through cook time.
  • Transfer the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and garlic to a blender or food processor with lime zest, juice, salt, black pepper, and oregano.
  • Pulse until your desired texture is achieved. Stir in the cilantro.
  • Serve as desired.


Half the limes and transfer to the wire rack cut-side up to smoke with the remaining ingredients for additional smoky flavor.
Calories: 50kcal
Cost: 10
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked


Serving: 93g | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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