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Summer Salsa Picante

Better than store-bought, this fiery salsa makes for a bright addition to tacos, nachos, or any other Latin-inspired dish you can think of.

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups

Photography: Petrina Tinslay

Source: Everyday Food, June 2011


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced medium
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, diced medium
  • 2 jalapenos, stems and seeds removed, diced small
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (from a 15.5-ounce can)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Coarse salt


  1. In a medium pot, heat vegetable oil over medium. Add onion, garlic, bell pepper, jalapenos; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 4 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and white vinegar. Season with salt and bring to a rapid simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with vinegar and salt.

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