Smoked Salsa is a twist on this classic dip. All the same flavor as that savory dip, but with the added bonus of a deep smoky flavor that really takes this dip over the top.
Homemade salsa has always been a big hit around my house. We love chips and salsa. When you add a smoky flavor to the salsa it makes this classic dip recipe even better.
Traeger smoked salsa
Ken got a new smoker which inspired me to come up with lots of yummy recipes. I don’t know about you, but I love smoking foods. The smoky flavor really makes the flavor of the salsa taste so much better.
You only need 12 or 13 ingredients to make this tasty Smoked Salsa recipe. Not only is this homemade salsa full of vegetables, but it also makes a sweet flavor.
- red pepper
- red onion
- plum or roma tomato
- lime juice
- lemon juice
- tortilla chips
- cucumber, deseeded and chopped
- cider vinegar for serving, if desired but not necessary
Looking for the amounts of these ingredients? Check the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
This easy Smoked Salsa recipe can come together in just three simple steps. Not only is this Traeger Smoked Salsa delicious, but the steps are so easy to follow.
Step 1: Chop your vegetables
Cut the fruits and veggies into chunks. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Add in sugar, salt and pepper and cilantro to taste. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.
Step 2: Smoke Your Salsa
Place in a veggie grill basket or aluminum pan. Then Smoke at 225 degrees for 90 mins.
Step 3: Cool your salsa
Allow fruit/veggies to cool, so that you can handle them and dice them. Or, if desired, toss diced pieces into the blender and blend to desired consistency (if you don’t want a super chunky salsa by just dicing everything).
Hint: I like to use a disposable foil pan, for easy clean up.
Don’t have the correct ingredients on hand? Or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this Smoked Salsa recipe.
- Tomatoes – Use any type of fresh tomatoes that your family enjoys. We like Roma.
- Bell Pepper- use any bell pepper that you prefer or have on hand in place of the red pepper.
Want to personalize this Smoked Salsa recipe? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Spicy – add more jalapenos or chili peppers if you like your salsa spicy.
- Pineapple – Not a fan of pineapple? Leave it out all together.
- Mango – Don’t like mango? Feel free to leave it out.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Smoked Catfish recipe.
You only need four simple kitchen tools to make this recipe your own. Don’t you just love recipes that require only a hand of kitchen tools?
- Cutting Board
- Vegetable basket or aluminum or foil pan
- Blender or Food processor (optional)
Once your Smoked salsa has cooled, it is important that you always keep your salsa cool. So, store your salsa in the fridge for up to seven days. Be sure to keep the salsa tightly covered in an airtight container.
Are you looking for tips to make sure that your Smoked Salsa turns out well? Here are the best tips that I have for you.
- Cut your ingredients two or three inch chunks. If you leave them whole they won’t take on as much smoky flavor.
- Keep core or root on your onions until after cooked to make it easier for the onion to hold together
- This recipe is a guide only. Use your favorite fruits and vegetables to make your ideal salsa.
- Use a food processor or blender to pulse your salsa if you like a smoother salsa.
More Smoked Recipes
Do you like Smoked food? Here some recipes you may also like to try:
Do you have questions about Smoked Salsa? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about this easy smoker recipe.
Yes, you can freeze salsa! The vegetables and fruits in the salsa will not stay crisp, but your salsa will taste delicious.
If you want to eat this salsa as something other than dip. Try using this salsa as a topping or cooked chicken or fish.
You can eat this salsa right away, though I think that it does taste better if you eat it the next day.
After vegetables are prepared and quartered, set the temperature of your smoker to 225 degrees F and place vegetables inside pan for 90 to 120 minutes or tender and look smoked.
Prepare your wood and preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F. Using a pan with a lid, place tomatoes inside with onion, jalapenos and whatever else you want to include in your salsa for 40 minutes. Once cool, chop or blend until your salsa reaches your desired consistency.
Smoked Salsa Recipe
Ready to get cooking? Remember that you can print this recipe if you would like.
- 1 chopped peeled mango
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 red pepper chopped
- 1 cup corn frozen
- ½ red onion chopped
- 2-4 plum or roma tomatoes seeded and chopped
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped
- Tortilla chips
- 1 cucumber deseeded and chopped
- Approximately ¾ cup apple cider vinegar add when serving
- Get out and measure your ingredients.
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Add in sugar, salt and pepper and cilantro to taste Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.
- Cut fruits/veggies into chunks. Place in a veggie grill basket or aluminum pan.
- Place inside your slow cooker.
- Smoke at 225 degrees F for 90 minutes.
- Remove and allow fruit/veggies to cool (so you can handle them) and dice them into bite sized pieces.
- If desired, toss diced pieces into the blender and blend to desired consistency (if you don’t want a super chunky salsa by just dicing everything).
- Serve with tortilla chips.
- Enjoy every bite. This salsa is AMAZING!