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Roasted Fresh Pepper Salsa

This brightly colored salsa is highlighted by the peppers, radishes and red onions

  • Yield: Makes 3 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1997


  • 3 to 4 fresh jalapenos, different colors if possible
  • 2 fresh Anaheim, Yellow Wax, or guero peppers
  • 2 bell peppers; 1 red and 1 yellow or orange
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice to yield 1/2 cup
  • 3 radishes, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Roast jalapenos, Anaheim, and bell peppers over gas flame, or under broiler, until blackened all over, turning as needed. Transfer to large bowl, cover tightly with plastic, and let steam until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes. Peel and seed peppers. Reserve liquid collected in bowl. Cut jalapenos into half-inch pieces, Anaheims and bells into one-inch pieces. Transfer peppers and any reserved juices to small bowl.

  2. Add remaining ingredients to peppers; combine. Garnish with reserved cilantro. Will keep, covered, in refrigerator, 4 to 6 hours.

Cook's Notes

Use as many variously hued peppers as possible to make this colorful salsa, mixing hot and sweet peppers as you like.

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