10 Minute Zesty Salsa Recipe
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10 Minute Zesty Salsa Recipe

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The view from our mountain home includes Pike's Peak, so we frequently eat on our wraparound porch in good weather. During family get-together, we often savor this zippy salsa with chips while we feast on the natural beauty all around us.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon seeded chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 29 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as 10 Minute Zesty Salsa in Country Woman March/April 2005, p33

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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fletch68 User ID: 3582398 136446
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"Nicckpx9: "I made this today for my boyfriend and me." I am guessing you are not an English major"

outlawsgal User ID: 1133956 148928
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"Flavor is much improved with a squirt of lemon juice or lime juice & a small can of diced green chile. I didn't use oil inthis recipe which makes it even more healthy"

Nikkipx9 User ID: 4358511 136297
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"So, I tried made this today for my boyfriend and I for our 6 month anniversary and I used it as an appetizer for dinner with my family. Everyone loves it and I personally think it is the best salsa I have ever tasted."

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