Tomato Salsa without Onions Recipe -
Tomato Salsa without Onions Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Tomato Salsa without Onions

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"My mother-in-law loves Tex-Mex but has an onion allergy. After several attempts, I invented an authentic tasting salsa that derives some of it's smokey flavor from the roasted pepper. I've taken to roasting the peppers in bulk so I can always have some on hand."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Place poblano pepper and garlic cloves on a medium baking sheet. Turning pepper frequently, broil at maximum distance from heat until browned, about 15 minutes.
  3. In a food processor, place roasted pepper, roasted garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, chili powder and lime juice. Process using pulse setting until an evenly chunky texture is obtained. Chill until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 04, 2008

Fantastic! I did tweak it though by reducing the amount of chili powder, and also adding in ground coriander. I also have an allergy to onions, so it is rare to find ANY salsa that is made w/o onions. Thanks so much!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

This is a very tasty salsa recipe. The roasted pepper adds depth, and a nice smoky flavour.


13 Ratings

Oct 03, 2005

This is pretty good for those of us who hate onions but I think it just needs some salt.

May 20, 2006

I really "hate" onions and this is a nice substitute for salsa. Thanks for sharing your recipe

Jul 26, 2007

Didn't have but 1/4 cup of cilantro,and it was still wonderful. Awesome and fresh!

Oct 01, 2008

this is a great recipe my son has allierg too so this recipes is great my son love it, thank you

Jul 02, 2004

Didn't really have a bite or exciting flavor, seemed to be missing something.

Dec 22, 2014

This delicious salsa would not only be perfect for a dip but it would also brighten up meats, fish, soups and more! The roasted pepper adds a nice smoky flavor with subtle heat in the background.


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  • Calories
  • 7 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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