How To Make Grilled Salsa

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Our good friend Lou Manfredini grew some amazing spring vegetables for us, and I’m excited to grill them off for a spicy grilled salsa on the Weber.

How To Make Grilled Salsa

Grab some Guacamole  and a bag of Chips and I’ll meet you at the grill!

Yield: 2 Quarts Salsa
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 20-25 Minutes
Cook Temp: 450˚ - 500˚
Print Recipe for Grilled Salsa


Measure   Ingredient                                                              Prep Notes      
2 lbs             Tomatoes, Fresh, Hot House                         cut into thick slices                             
1 ea              Jalapeno, Large                                                   cut in half, seeds left in            
1 ea              Onion, Yellow, Sweet                                        peeled and cut into thick slices
2 tbsp           Oil, Canola/Olive Blend                                 
3 tsp             Garlic, Fresh, peeled                                        crushed or minced
1 ea              Lime, Fresh, Small                                             cut in half
3 tbsp           Cilantro, Fresh                                                   rough chopped
2 tbsp           Tomato Paste, Tube                                      
1-2 tbsp        Fire Honey, 5280 Culinary                           to help counter acidity from tomatoes
1-2 tbsp        Bayou Dust, 5280 Culinary                                                           
1-2 tsp          Cumin, Ground

Preparation Directions:

Wash All Vegetables prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, blenders and any cooking tools
Clean Weber Grill Grates and ignite Weber, adjust temp to 450˚ - 500˚
While grill is heating up – prep vegetables as follows
Tomatoes – cored and cut into thick slices
Jalapeno – cut in half
Onion – peeled and cut into thick slices
Garlic – peeled, chopped or minced
Lime – cut in half
Cilantro – rough chopped
Place the tomatoes into a medium mixing bowl and drizzle with oil, season with bayou dust
Place tomatoes onto the weber grilling pan
Place the jalapeno and onion into a medium mixing bowl and drizzle with oil, season with bayou dust
Place jalapeno and onion onto a grilling pan
Place the grilling pan onto the pre-heated Weber Grill
Grill on the first side for 10-12 minutes, turn vegetables over and grill the second side for 10-12 minutes or until desired doneness is reached
Using heat proof gloves remove the grilling pan from the grill, bring into the kitchen and allow to cool at room temp for approx. 10 minutes.  Caution, tomatoes and onions may still be warm
Place the tomatoes into a food processer and rough chop or blend depending on desired thickness of salsa
*** Pulse to rough chop the salsa for chunky salsa or blend for smooth salsa
Repeat the above process for the jalapeno and onions, use half of the lime juice to help chop the onions and jalapeno.
Pour all ingredients into a bowl, add the juice of the lime, tomato paste and the cilantro, season to taste with cumin and bayou dust
Allow salsa to sit for 5 minutes to allow flavors to meld, then adjust seasoning to taste with Cumin and Bayou Dust as needed
Store in mason jars, label and keep refrigerated
Shelf life is 3 days – always check for freshness before enjoying.  Salsa will have a metallic smell if it is starting to go bad.  Discard after 3 days regardless

Shopping List

Weber Genesis E-325 Indigo Grill, Propane                          Ace SKU – 8017320
Weber Grilling Pan                                                                         Ace SKU – 8212441
Manchester Propane Tank, 20 lb                                              Ace SKU – 8100018
Bayou Dust BBQ Rub                                                                     Ace SKU - 8561961
Food Processor
Published on 3/4/2021.
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