Becky Luigart-Stayner
2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Smoked tomatoes and jalapeño pepper make a world of difference in this salsa and blend beautifully with the garlic and lime. Garnish with a cilantro sprig, if desired.

How to Make It

Step 1

Soak wood chips in water 30 minutes; drain well.

Step 2

Prepare the grill for indirect grilling, heating one side to low and leaving one side with no heat. Maintain grill temperature at 200° to 225°.

Step 3

Place the wood chips on hot coals. Place a disposable aluminum foil pan on unheated side of grill. Pour 2 cups water in pan. Coat grill rack with cooking spray, and place on grill. Place tomatoes and pepper on grill rack over foil pan on unheated side. Close lid; cook 50 minutes. Remove tomatoes and pepper from grill; discard stem from pepper.

Step 4

Place tomatoes, pepper, lime juice, marjoram, and garlic in a food processor; process 1 minute or until smooth. Pour mixture into a medium bowl; stir in onion, cilantro, and salt. Cover and chill at least 45 minutes before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

mrmac44's Review

July 19, 2012
This is good, but I also grilled/smoked the garlic and onion prior to dicing them. I have come to really enjoy smoked/grilled veggies.

Heidelind1's Review

May 28, 2010
This was really good, but careful with the Jalepenos. I love spicy food, but this was borderline for me.

KLStorck's Review

October 06, 2009
I love this recipe! It has such an amazing smoky flavor. This year I made up a huge batch and canned it and the smokiness held up! Now I can enjoy it all year long!