Roasted Heirloom Salsa

If you are just joining the party, welcome! It’s a gluten-free vegan Cinco de Mayo feast here at Fork & Beans and there is no such thing as being late at this table. We have an entire meal planned from a roasted heirloom salsa, to appetizers, to the main entrée, to drinks, and of course dessert. All gluten-free. All vegan. All very easy to put together the day before and the day of.

Vegan Cinco de Mayo Dinner - Fork & Beans

Check out the posts that are already on the menu:

Shredded Hearts of Palm Soft Tacos

Vegan Queso Dip

Cucumber Jalapeno Margaritas

Roasted Heirloom Salsa - Fork & Beans

This is a super simple salsa that calls for roasted heirloom tomatoes, hence the name Roasted Heirloom Salsa (genius, right? ha). If you have even less time for preparation, you can always just put the tomatoes into the food processor as is without lightly baking them. That is the great thing about this meal plan. It can easily be tweaked based off your time restraints.

Roasted Heirloom Salsa - Fork & Beans

Roasted Heirloom Salsa
Cook time
Total time
  • 1½ c. heirloom tomatoes, roasted in the oven at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes with 2 tsp. oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • ½ of an onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded
  • ¼ c. cilantro
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • juice of 2 limes
  1. Roast 325 degrees for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and salt into a food processor. Pulse 3 times.
  3. Add the tomatoes and pulse until the salsa forms.
  4. Stir in the lime juice and salt according to taste.
  5. Chill until ready to serve.
Makes 1 full cup of salsa
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 31 Carbohydrates: 8g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 153mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 1g
 Take a sneak peek into what the entire menu looks like here:

Vegan Cinco de Mayo Dinner - Fork & Beans

Until next time, friends!



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  1. I looove homemade salsa too, but have yet to make it with heirlooms (which I LOVE) or roasted tomatoes. Can’t wait to try it! 😀

  2. you made everything the same day! super awesome! i love the looks of this salsa

    • It was a crazy long day, Richa! But I had to make sure it was do-able all in the same day. I just don’t recommend having to style and photograph the food the same day as well 😉

  3. Looks like a great spread! I love making salsa, and roasting the ingredients would make it all the better!

  4. How clever, roasting the tomatoes, bet this only adds to the flavor!


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