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This quick and easy spicy salsa recipe rivals any authentic Mexican table salsa

Quick and Easy Spicy Salsa Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course appetizers
Servings 8 servings
Calories 12 kcal

what you'll need

  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion chopped, or 1/4 onion powder
  • 3 sprigs cilantro optional

let's do it

  • Remove and discard the cores from the tomatoes and the stem from the jalapeño. Then place the tomatoes and jalapeno in a small saucepan and add just enough water to cover. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until the skin has broken away from the tomatoes.
  • Drain the tomatoes and jalapeno and set them aside until cool enough to handle. Remove the skins from the tomatoes and add them to a blender along with the jalapeno. Pulse until roughly chopped.
  • Add the salt, chopped onion and cilantro. Purée until smooth. (This is not a chunky salsa.)
  • Taste the salsa and add additional salt, onion or cilantro if necessary. If the salsa is too spicy, boil another tomato or two and puree it into the salsa to moderate the heat. If you add more tomato, you may also want to add a bit more onion and cilantro, and it will certainly need a bit more salt. Serve with your favorite tacos, burritos, quesadillas or tortilla chips and enjoy!

One Last Thing

Double up on this recipe and you’ll have fresh, homemade salsa for the whole week!


Calories: 12kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 294mgPotassium: 151mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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