Jalapeno Salsa

Chips and salsa is one of my favorite snacks. On Fridays I love to grab a bag of chips, some salsa and a cold beer before sitting down to catch up on all the trashy reality TV I’ve missed throughout the week. Hey, don’t judge, Jersey Shore is quality TV. OK maybe that is a stretch. But, lets leave my guilty pleasures out of this and get back to the food. When picking salsa, I generally rush for the habanero kind, but when I’m looking for something a little different, something a little less spicy, something a little less red and a little more green, I turn to this jalapeno salsa.

I was inspired to make this dip at home the same night I was inspired to make this rice at home. Now, while I have served this with chips, the restaurant that we were dining at actually served this with crusty bread for dipping and it was wonderful nice change of pace. It also showed the versatility of this salsa, you can scoop it up with chips, dip some bread in it, spoon it over your tacos or even a perfectly grilled steak.

Jalapeno Salsa Recipe

Makes 1/2 cup Prep Time:

Ingredients:

  • 3 jalapenos
  • 3 gloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Instructions

1

Remove the stems from the jalapenos. Cut them in half lengthwise and remove the seeds from 2 of the jalapenos, leaving the seeds intact in the 3rd jalapeno. Note: If you would like it a little spicier keep all of the seeds intact.

2

Place jalapeno and remaining ingredients into a food processor and process for about 30 seconds or until the jalapeno is minced fine.

3

Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    Andromeda T Nguyen
    May 27, 2017 at 10:52 am

    How long will this last in the fridge?

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    Erin
    July 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Hey Deseree – I LOVE your salsas. I mean I love all the recipes I’ve tried from your site, but this is my all time favorite salsa recipe! Curious – what kind of food processor do you use for chopping/mincing?

    • Reply
      Deseree
      August 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you Erin! I have a mini-kitchenaid food processor that I use for chopping/mincing. It’s really small just has a pulse button. I have a regular size food processor but my little one works great for salsas.

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    Fran
    October 21, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Hey! this sounds like the recipe I have been looking for. Is there any way that I can can it so it will keep all winter? I have a five gallon bucket of peppers that I need to preserve. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Deseree
      October 25, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Hey Fran, I’ve been searching to try to find an answer to your question but I am not sure if there is a way to keep it all winter. I don’t have much experience with canning and I’ve never tried freezing a fresh salsa. Let me know what you try. Sorry I couldn’t be more help!

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    Kate
    January 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I’m excited to try this! We recently tried jalepeno salsa for the first time after my mom put a jar in my husband’s stocking. I haven’t been able to find it where we live in California so I thought I’d try making my own. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Rachel
    November 7, 2010 at 10:46 am

    This is a great recipe, love it! I added fresh pineapple to my version and its GREAT. :)

  • Reply
    Soma
    February 1, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Bring it on.. the heat the garlic! I am loving this.

  • Reply
    Memoria
    January 23, 2010 at 1:01 am

    I meant to say “jalapeño salsa”.

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    Memoria
    January 23, 2010 at 1:01 am

    This jalapeño (with a tilde on the “n”) looks fabulous!! It looks like salsa verde just without the tomatillos. YUM!!!

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    Curiouseats
    January 20, 2010 at 6:04 am

    I made this last night. I read the recipe rght before leaving work and it sounded awesome. I was craving something with a little heat. I have to tell you, my husband got home late and I had this ready as a snack. He DEVOURED IT! He just stood over it saying ‘This is awesome!’

    • Reply
      Deseree
      January 20, 2010 at 7:36 am

      Curiouseats- Thanks for the update! Its good to know your husband liked it so much :)

  • Reply
    Deseree
    January 19, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you everyone! Curiouseats: Yep just white vinegar, I hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply
    Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes
    January 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Wow! I love salsa! Love the recipe. Gotta save it fast! :)

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    Curiouseats
    January 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    do you just use white vinegar?

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    Curiouseats
    January 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I’ve got jalapenos in my fridge. I’m making this tonight! This sounds like what I’ve been craving all day!

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    Ed Schenk
    January 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Green salsa is really underated. Too many folk haven’t taken the time to try it.

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    Maria
    January 19, 2010 at 7:21 am

    We love making salsa. Fresh is best and I am loving this one!