Quick and Easy Spicy Salsa Recipe

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This healthy and delicious salsa recipe comes together in just 20 minutes. It will keep in the refrigerator for several days, so you can double the recipe to enjoy with your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes or as a snack with your favorite tortilla chips

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Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time10 minutes

Total Time20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced small
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 medium jalapeno, finely chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • ½ t. dried Mexican oregano
  • ¼ t. smoked paprika
  • ¼ – ½ t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ c. water
  • 2½ T. fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 T. fresh cilantro, finely chopped

Instructions

1. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste after adding the onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño. Cook, turning periodically, until the onion and peppers are tender, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

2. Stir in the tomatoes, Mexican oregano, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, and water until everything is well-combined. Reduce the heat to medium-low after stirring everything together. Cook for another 4-5 minutes, stirring periodically, until the sauce has thickened.

3. Remove from heat and set aside for a few minutes to allow the mixture to cool. Once the mixture has been allowed to cool slightly, purée it using an immersion blender, leaving some chunks, or transfer it to a conventional blender or food processor and pulse a number of times until it is just pureed.

4. Transfer the salsa to a large mixing bowl and toss in the lime juice and cilantro until well combined. If needed, season with extra salt and black pepper to taste. Remove from the heat immediately, or cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 67

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