air fryer roasted salsa

Air Fryer Roasted Salsa

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I could eat salsa for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Salsa verde, red salsa. Spicy. Mild. I love it all! This air fryer roasted salsa, however, is my latest favorite. It has revolutionized the way I make salsas.

Salsa Ingredients

Tomatoes: roma tomatoes, or tomatillos are my favorite types of tomatoes to use for salsas. Additionally, I use fresh or canned tomatoes. Both types are delicious!

Chiles: Some chiles you can use are fresh jalapeños or Serranos. Canned chipotle peppers are also an option. Further, dried chiles such as guajilloa or chill de arbol taste great too!

Onion: red onion works great in fresh salsa like pico de Gallo. While white and yellow onions are great for roasted salsas.

Garlic: A garlic clove or two (or three!) go a long way in roasted salsas.

Cilantro: An aromatic that packs a punch of flavor. You can add fresh, minced cilantro as a finishing touch to any and every salsa.

Salt: A pinch of salt to taste will bring all your flavors together for the absolute most delicious salsa you could imagine.

Lemon or Lime: A squeeze of citrus tastes amazing in fresh salsas.

I keep these ingredients in my home at all times. In fact, I grow several in my home garden. Having these ingredients at home means I am always prepared to make delicious salsas!

My cookbook has an entire reaction devoted to salsas. And so does my blog. Check out my free salsa recipes here.

Molcajete or Blender?

A lot of people love the authenticity of making roasted salsa in the molcajete. I, however, love the convenience of making salsa in the blender. However you prefer, the salsa will still taste delicious!

How to roast salsa veggies

When I was growing up, my mom would roast the salsa ingredients on a coma, or griddle. Alternatively, they can be roasted in the oven. Or, outdoors on a grill.

Air Fryer Roasted Salsa

Lately, I prefer to use my air fryer. For instance, it’s easy. Additionally, the house doesn’t fill up with smoke. Finally, no one coughs from the roasted chiles.

Air Fryer Roasted Salsa Recipe

Throw your preferred salsa ingredients into the air fryer. Roast for 10 minutes. Add to a blender with salt and blend until you reach your desired consistency. Enjoy with chips, on tacos, or however you would like!

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Check out more salsa recipes here.

air fryer roasted salsa

Air Fryer Roasted Salsa

Roast your chiles without coughing! Roasting chiles in the air fryer will revolutionize the way you make salsas. Thank me later!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


  • 1 Air Fryer


  • 6 tomatillos washed
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 onion peeled
  • 1-2 serrano chiles
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • salt to taste


  • Peel and wash the tomatillos.
  • Add the tomatillos, garlic clove, serrano chiles, and 1/2 onion to the air fryer.
  • Roast at 400 F for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Once evenly roasted, (carefully) remove the veggies from the air fryer and set aside. Allow to cool.
  • Add rinsed cilantro, roasted veggies, and salt to your blender.
  • Blend until the salsa reached your desired texture/consistency.
  • Enjoy with chips, in chilaquiles, on in tacos!
Keyword air fryer, roasted salsa, salsa

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