Creamy Roasted Tomato & Jalapeno Sauce

Sometimes I think I’ve nailed all the elements of a perfect dinner:  Fish cooked to perfection.  Fresh veggies.  Grits, maybe rice.We sit down to eat, and sure enough, someone has to get up and look for condiments. Everything tastes fine, but it just needs that kick. Something to tie it all together.tomatojalapenoshallotThis is a quick sauce to solve that problem. Slice one tomato, one jalapeño, and one shallot. Roast them.  Blend them with fresh herbs, lime juice, and mayo.  roastedtomatoesAnd that’s it!  You’re done. Dinner is saved.  roastedtomatoThis sauce has oomph. The fresh herbs and sweet roasted tomatoes give it bold flavor, and the jalapeño adds just enough heat. Use it to top anything grilled. Drizzle it over rice bowls or tacos. Spread it on sandwiches.  And you should definitely make some for the fish I’ll be sharing with you later in the week.Toby dipWith this sauce, no one’s leaving your table to look through the hot sauce collection.

Creamy Roasted Tomato & Jalapeno Sauce
  1. 1 tomato, slice
  2. 1 jalapeno, sliced, ribs and seeds removed for less heat
  3. 1 shallot, sliced
  4. olive oil
  5. salt
  6. handful of fresh herbs (basil or cilantro)
  7. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  8. 1/3 cup mayo
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Put the sliced veggies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with olive oil. Roast them until they just begin to brown, 15-20 minutes.
  3. Add the roasted veggies, herbs, lime juice, and mayo to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more salt to taste. Serve immediately or refrigerate and use within a few days.
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6 Comments Creamy Roasted Tomato & Jalapeno Sauce

  1. Nicole March 9, 2016 at 11:04 am

    ooh, this looks so yummy! I like having some ‘oomph’ at my disposal, whenever I want it 🙂

    1. suwanneerose March 9, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks, Nicole! I do, too. 🙂

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  3. Derek White August 23, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    This is very nice! We made it today to use up some tomatos and jalapenos from our garden. We left a few seeds and ribs on the jalapenos to give a bit of kick. It was great on cornbread. Will try later on breaded chicken. Thanks for the great idea!

    1. suwanneerose August 30, 2020 at 11:22 am

      Thank you for suggesting this on cornbread! Yum.

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