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The Only Salsa You Need

Have you eaten all of your shelf-stable quarantine snacks while unapologetically binging a Netflix series about a certain mix of big cat lovers? No worries, Bon Appetit has you covered. Instead of stocking up on canned salsa, make your own! It is incredibly easy and super tasty. Get all the bits roasty toasty, give them a blend, and chow down.



  • 2 lb. tomatoes, cored, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced into ¼"-thick rounds
  • 3 serrano chiles
  • 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
  • Tortilla chips (for serving)


Heat broiler. Place tomatoes cut side down on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Fit onion, chiles, and garlic around tomatoes so everything is snug but not overlapping. Broil, turning onion and chiles once, until lightly charred, about 6 minutes for chiles and garlic and 15–18 minutes for tomatoes and onion.

Peel garlic and place in a food processor along with half of the tomatoes. Pulse until very smooth. Add remaining tomatoes and pulse until tomatoes are mostly broken up but the mixture still has some texture. Transfer to a medium bowl. Finely chop onion and chiles and mix into purée; season with salt. Let cool. Stir in lime juice and cilantro. Season salsa with more salt if needed. Serve with chips.


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Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.