Smoked Salsa : Savoring the Smokey Delight

Unleash your taste buds to the irresistible smoky flavor of traditional salsa with Smokers Snicket’s Smoked Salsa. Made with fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, and garlic that are smoked to perfection, then blended with savory herbs and spices. Get ready to be blown away by its incredible taste and declare it as the best salsa you’ve ever had!”

Get ready to ignite your taste buds with the mouth-watering flavors of Smoked Salsa! In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of creating this smoky delight right in your own kitchen. So put on your apron, grab your ingredients, and let’s start cooking!

How to make Smoked Salsa

Though it may take a bit more effort and time compared to fresh salsa, trust us, the added smoky flavor will be worth every moment. Ready to transform your salsa game? Follow these simple steps to make your own smoky masterpiece at home.

Homemade Smoked Salsa

Vegetables Preparation of the Veggies

Prevent soggy salsa and keep those juicy flavors intact by cutting your tomatoes and onions into large wedges. Add a kick of heat by leaving the seeds and ribs in your jalapenos, or tone it down for a milder taste by removing them. Keep your veggies secure on the grill grates by placing the larger tomato wedges directly on the grates and keeping the remaining vegetables in a vegetable basket.”


Put the above prepared vegetables directly on grill grates of smoker and smoke them at 225 ᵒF for 90 minutes.


To a blender jar or food processor, add the smoked tomatoes, onion, jalapeño as well as whole garlic cloves. Then add the cilantro, lime juice and salt. It is your choice to make salsa chunky or appropriate consistent. If you enjoy hot and spicy salsa eat it right away. Otherwise, let it to chill and marinate for 24 hours in covered jar as it give amazing flavours and taste to your salsa.

Get ready for a flavor explosion with this homemade Smoked Salsa! Not only is it healthier than store-bought salsas, but it packs a bold, smoky punch that elevates any dish. Whether you’re serving it as an appetizer, or layering it on breakfast burritos, tacos, and even sweet potato nachos, this salsa is sure to impress.

At home, we love smoking anything, including salsa, and trust us, the extra effort of smoking the tomatoes, garlic, onion, and jalapeno directly on the grill grates pays off big time in taste. So, if you’re looking to take your salsa game to the next level, give this smoked salsa a try. You won’t regret it!”

Smoked Salsa Recipe


  • Red onion
  • Steak tomatoes
  • Jalapeno
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Garlic cloves
  • Salt
  • Lime juice
Smoked Salsa

Preheat Grill

First of all heat or on your smoker/grill upto 250 ᵒF


Season the vegetables by mixing all of the key ingredients of the smoked salsa together in a large bowl to evenly distribute the olive oil and for seasonings let it marinate overnight to add more spice and taste. If desired, transfer to a wire rack. You can use a toothpick to hold together any extremely small vegetables, such as the garlic cloves, so they don’t fall through the hole.


To achieve the required level of tenderness, smoke vegetables for 60 to 90 minutes, flipping them halfway through. After the vegetables have been smoked add remaining ingredients into salsa like cilantro blend them until it reaches the desired consistency (chunky or smooth). Taste and add lime juice, salt, and pepper if necessary. Remove the toothpicks.


Serve with chips or smoked tacos at room temperature or chilled, and enjoy the tasty and flavorful smoked salsa.

Smoked Tomato Salsa


  • Wood chips 2 cups
  • Jalapeño pepper 1
  • Large tomatoes 5 (about 2 pounds)
  • Cooking oil
  • dried marjoram ½ teaspoon
  • minced  garlic cloves 2
  • Fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon
  • Red onion diced 1 cup
  • Salt ½ teaspoon
  • Chopped fresh cilantro 3 tablespoons



Soak the wood chips in water for 30 minutes and drain well.

Grill Setting

Set the grill up for indirect cooking by turning one side of it to a low heat and keeping the other side unheated. Keep the grill’s temperature between 200° to 225°.


On top of the coals put the wood chips and then place a disposable aluminium foil pan (Check on amazon) on the side of the grill that is unheated. Then add 2 cups of water to the pan after that place grill rack on grill after coating with cooking spray. On the unheated side of the foil pan, place the tomatoes and pepper on the grill rack for smoking. Cook for 50 minutes with lid closed. Take the pepper and tomatoes from the grill, discarding the pepper’s stem.


In a food processor, mix ingredients like tomatoes, pepper, lime juice, marjoram and garlic. Process for 1 minute, or until become smooth. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl and add salt, onion, and cilantro cover and let it chill at least 45 minutes before serving.

Summing Up!

This smoke-infused homemade salsa is simple to prepare and makes for a fun game in day party. These recipes can be adjusted to your preferred texture (chunky or smooth) without losing its smoky taste.

Make it mild or spicy!

To enjoy salsa for a few days at a time, smoke it. It’s simple to prepare this smoker recipe. Just prepare the vegetables the night before, cut, and store them in the refrigerator. The next day, prepare to just take the vegetables out of the refrigerator when you’re ready to smoke them. If you want more flavorful you could marinate a smoked steak in any leftover smoked salsa. I did, and it was fantastic!

FAQs- About Smoked Salsa

What is smoked salsa?

In smoked salsa all ingredients like fresh tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, and garlic are smoked and then blended with herbs and spices to create a salsa that packs a punch. Hence smoky flavour is infused in salsa.

What ingredients are used in smoked salsa?

The ingredients used in smoked salsa are as:

  • Steak tomatoes
  • Jalapeno
  • Garlic cloves
  • Lime juice
  • Red onion
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Salt

How is smoked salsa made?

It’s simple to prepare smoke salsa just fresh tomatoes, chopped chilies, onions, cilantro, lime juice, and seasonings are required. It should be noted that because this particular salsa recipe uses fresh ingredients, it will keep for the same amount of time as fresh tomatoes cut to keep.

Can I make my own smoked salsa at home?

Yes smoked salsa can be made at home. Making your own salsa may be lot more affordable, and it’s usually healthier than most of the sugary types you’ll find in supermarkets.

How long does smoked salsa last?

Store-bought salsa keeps for about two to four weeks in the refrigerator, but you should always look for mildew, fuzz, off flavours, and other warning signs before consuming. Salsa that you make yourself will only last five to seven days in the refrigerator.

What are some ways to use smoked salsa?

  • Topping for burritos, quesadillas, nachos, tacos, etc.
  • Topping for enchiladas and fajitas.
  • Apply to salads as a dressing.
  • Mix salad and grain in bowls.
  • Add to casseroles and slow-cooked dishes.
  • To burgers, sliders, or wraps, add a dollop.
  • Add salsa on grilled chicken, fish, or steak.

Can I freeze smoked salsa?

Yes you can freeze smoked salsa in a freezer-safe bag or container.

Rita Williams

Rita Williams

Hey, it’s me Rita! My love for BBQ began at an early age, learning the art of smoking meats from my dad in their small town in Texas. Weekends were filled with smoky aroma of brisket or ribs as family and friends gathered for backyard cookouts.

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