The season for cookouts and parties are ready to start this weekend. If you are thinking about hosting a Memorial Day get together enliven your snacks table with this quick and easy spicy salsa. The easy spicy salsa recipe is shared today from Reesa at momma Lew’ blog. Be sure and stop by Momma Lew’s blog for more of her amazing recipes
Quick and easy spicy salsa
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
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 -1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes
2 ½ T fresh lime juice
¼ C water
2-3 T. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion and peppers become soft, around 4-5 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, Mexican oregano, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, and water. Stir to combine and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for another 4-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and set aside to cool for a few minutes. Once slightly cool, puree mixture with an immersion blender, leaving slightly chunky, or transfer to a regular blender or food processor and pulse a couple of times until just blended.
- Transfer salsa to a bowl and stir in fresh lime juice and cilantro. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired. Serve immediately or cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use. Enjoy!