Mexican Burnt Salsa recipe

A good salsa is one of the most basic and common toppings in any Mexican household and ours is not the exception!!

Below is the recipe of a burnt salsa that my husband found and that he loves to make for everyone.


For a small batch of this delicious burnt salsa you will need:

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro
  • sea salt
Fresh tomatoes on the comal
Fresh tomatoes on the comal


  • First of all you need to wash all your fresh ingredients.
  • Set your burner on medium and let your  comal heat.
  • Once the comal is hot enough, put the tomatoes, serrano pepper, and the onion on it and cook them until everything it’s “burned” a little bit.
Roasted ingredients
Roasted ingredients
  • Set it aside and let it cool down.
  • Remove the steam from the serrano pepper, the root from the onion (if it has it) and place it in the blender along with the cilantro and sea salt to taste.

Note: Do not remove the burned parts!! You don’t wanna loose all the flavor!!

Getting ready to blend the veggies!
Getting ready to blend the veggies!
  • Blend it and let it cool down.

Serve the salsa and enjoy it!!!.

You can use tortilla chips to eat it or add it as topping to any food.

The salsa is ready!!
The salsa is ready!!

Total cooking time: 1 hr.

Note: I am not sure that this is s traditional salsa because we Mexicans have too many salsas.

Although this is something that my gringo found in the internet and that he enjoys making for us.

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