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Quick and Easy Spicy Salsa Recipe

Real Momma
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4

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
  • T. fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 T. fresh cilantro finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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!