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Smoked salsa garnished with fresh cilantro in a round wooden bowl surrounded by corn tortilla chips.
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5 from 4 votes

Smoked Salsa

This Smoked Salsa is an amazing way to enjoy classic salsa infused with smoky flavor. Fresh tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, and garlic are smoked and then blended with herbs and spices to create a salsa that packs a punch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Salsa
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 1 pound steak tomatoes cut into wedges with middle stem removed
  • 1/4 cup red onion cut into a wedge
  • 1 jalapeno cut in half
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt to taste


  • Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F.
  • Place tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and whole garlic cloves directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke for 90 minutes.
  • Add smoked tomatoes, onion, jalapeno and whole garlic to a blender jar or food processor. Add in the lime juice, cilantro, and salt and pulse until salsa reaches desired consistency.
  • Add salt to taste. Eat immediately if you like hot salsa. For cold salsa, transfer to a lidded glass jar and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving. This salsa tastes great when allowed to sit for a bit of time to allow all the flavors to combine.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2505IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg