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5-Minute Candied Jalapeño Salsa

5-Minute Candied Jalapeño Salsa Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Servings: Approximately 2 cups


  • 1 can (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes (or use fresh tomatoes if preferred)

  • 1/2 cup candied jalapeños (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • Lime juice from 1 lime (optional, for added brightness)


1. Prepare the Candied Jalapeño Salsa:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the crushed tomatoes (or fresh tomatoes if using), chopped candied jalapeños, minced garlic, and finely diced red onion.

2. Add Fresh Cilantro:

  • Gently fold in the fresh cilantro leaves to add a burst of fresh herb flavor.

3. Season to Taste:

  • Season the salsa with salt and black pepper to taste. Adjust the spiciness by adding more candied jalapeños if desired.

4. Optional Lime Juice:

  • For added brightness, squeeze the juice from one lime into the salsa and stir to combine. This step is optional but adds a zesty kick to the salsa.

5. Serve Your Candied Jalapeño Salsa:

  • Transfer the salsa to a serving bowl.

  • You can serve it immediately or refrigerate it for a short while to let the flavors meld together even more.

6. Enjoy:

  • Serve your 5-Minute Candied Jalapeño Salsa with tortilla chips, tacos, grilled meats, or as a flavorful condiment for various dishes.

This quick and zesty candied jalapeño salsa offers the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors. It's an excellent addition to your snack table, taco night, or any occasion where you want to add a kick of flavor to your dishes.

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