This easy homemade jalapeño salsa uses minimal ingredients, minimal effort, and has maximum flavor.
Do you love a spicy salsa that tastes amazing and have a spare 5 minutes? If the answer is "Yes" then this jalapeño salsa with cilantro recipe is perfect for you.
I have been trying to stay away from certain processed foods as much as possible as they tend to have large amounts of added sodium and sugar which we all know is not good for our Health or Waistline.
The typical store bought Salsa has about 250 Mg of Sodium for only 2 Tablespoons which is not much Salsa when you are dipping. No one needs that much salt!
If you use store bought Salsa and scoop like me you can ingest your daily recommended amount of Sodium with one little snack....not good, take 5 minutes out of your day and make your own. I promise it is worth it!
Want to see some more super easy low calorie recipes? Make sure you check out my 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Muffins, Wendy's Copycat Frosty, Easy Air Fryer Beignets, 3 Ingredient Chaffles or the very popular Zero Point Baked Apple Crisp Chips.
Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this quick and easy homemade jalapeño salsa recipe. It's the perfect way to incorporate those Fresh Garden Veggies into something Healthy and Delicious.
Oh and the best part this is a Weight Watchers zero point recipe.
Weight Watcher Friendly - This easy salsa recipe with jalapenos is 0 points per serving on my WW Plan. Since the new Weight Watchers plan is personalized you will have to input the ingredients used into your WW app to get your exact points.
Mouth watering low calorie dip - Only 156 calories for the entire bowl of salsa de jalapeño.
Easy to Make - Chop your ingredients in a Mini Ninja Blender and you will have a fresh chunky jalapeño salsa created from scratch in 5 minutes.
Kid Friendly - This healthy pureed salsa is so fresh and delicious the kids will love dipping their chips. Oh and the best part is they will never know you snuck in some nutrition..who knew all these diced veggies tasted so good.
Budget Friendly - Costs less than $20.00 to prepare.
Since my summer garden usually produces lots of veggies I am able to go outside and pick my own tomatoes right off the vine. Usually also a handful of Jalapeno Peppers and Fresh Cilantro.
If you don't have a Vegetable Garden no worries, just head over to the produce aisle of your favorite supermarket or local farmers market to pick up the Fresh Veggies you will need.
No time this week to make your own homemade salsa just grab a jar of Frontera's Jalapeno Cilantro Salsa from Amazon...it's not homemade but it is a really good option when you are short on time.
It is really fun to plant your own Salsa Garden and be able to pick your own Ingredients. If you don't have one think about planting one.
Even if you don't have a yard you can get a couple of flower pots and make a little container garden on a small patio or even on a windowsill.
For some reason food tastes so much better when the Ingredients were grown by you and and harvested by you, I cannot explain it.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
This Jalapeno Salsa Recipe is Zero Points on the Weight Watchers point scale. Salsa with cilantro is a perfect dip for cut Veggies and a Zero Point snack.
Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
I used to go back and forth between the Purple Plan and the Blue Plan prior to the new program and whenever I hit a plateau I did my own 30 Day Low Carb Meal Plan which jumpstarted the Fat Burning again, so if you feel stuck try it!
Make sure check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
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Is Salsa Keto Friendly?
Yes it is! This keto friendly salsa is great to put on top of a Veggie Burger or to spice up your family BBQ. Use it on Grilled Chicken, Burgers, Hot Dogs or your favorite chips.
Are you Vegan?
This Salsa with fresh tomatoes is perfect for you...100% Vegan Friendly
How Does it Taste?
This authentic salsa has a Sweet Fresh Taste with a Slow Burn from the Jalapeños. You will no longer want to eat store bought Salsa after making this.
Do you want to make your Life easier?
Get a Mini Food Chopper. I used my Mini Ninja Chopper for this Salsa with jalapeños recipe and I was able to have all the Ingredients chopped to a perfect consistency in seconds.
I have mentioned this before with other recipes only because it is one of the best kitchen gadgets I have used and recommend. The Mini Ninja Chopper is inexpensive, easy to use and easy to clean.
Watch my video on how to chop in a Mini Ninja Blender..
Ingredients needed and substitutions:
- 2 Beefsteak Tomatoes Diced Finely - you can use Roma tomatoes also
- ½ of a Large Red Onion Diced Finely
- 3 Jalapeno Peppers or More depending on how Hot you like it Diced Finely - if you like it super spicy try a habanero pepper
- 2 Cloves of Fresh Garlic Minced
- ½ of a Lime or Lemon Squeezed for the fresh juice
- a Sprig of Cilantro chopped with Herb Shears
How to make Homemade Jalapeno Salsa with Cilantro:
1: Take all of your Chopped and Minced Ingredients and Mix together well in Large Bowl and that is it.
2: Now start Dipping!
Homemade salsa should keep for up to 7 days, if kept continuously refrigerated in an air tight container.
You can absolutely freeze your homemade salsa! Freezing salsa is the perfect way to preserve the fresh taste. By freezing it you can enjoy it for up to 4 months! Fresh homemade jalapeño salsa is a sweet, earthy, and spicy, I love having fresh salsa in my fridge all the time.
Any store bought air tight plastic containers should freeze fine. Just make sure you leave some head room for contents to expand.
Cilantro is believed to have numerous health benefits. Rids the body of heavy metals, perfect for detoxing. Lowers anxiety and improves sleep which we can all use these days. Lowers blood sugar levels and settles digestive upsets. Definitely something you want to incorporate into your daily diet.
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