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Creamy Jalapeno Salsa

This is by far the best companion for corn chips or tortillas, you will ever find. If you prefer a tiny hint of heat in your burrito or taco, you are going to love this recipe for Creamy Jalapeno Salsa!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free, Soy free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 48kcal



  • 6 to 8 Jalapeno peppers whole
  • 4 - 6 garlic cloves whole
  • A handful of fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice optional


  • Place a pan over medium heat and add the garlic cloves until they are light brown on the outside.
    4 - 6 garlic cloves whole
  • Meanwhile, remove the stems from jalapenos and roast them in the pan until most of the skin is dark.
    6 to 8 Jalapeno peppers whole
  • After the jalapenos have cooled down, peel the skin and remove the seeds (you can leave some of the seeds in if you prefer spicy)
  • Add the roasted garlic, jalapeno peppers, cilantro leaves, salt and olive oil to a blender and blend to a smooth and creamy consistency.
    A handful of fresh cilantro leaves, ¼ cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon lime juice, Salt to taste
  • That’s all there is to it. Enjoy the creamy, spicy and tantalizing sauce with tortilla chips, burritos or grilled vegetables.


  • For a spicier sauce, remove the seeds from just a couple of the jalapenos.
  • For a medium-level hot sauce, remove the seeds from 4 of your jalapenos. For a mild sauce, remove the seeds from all of the jalapenos. 
  • Use a powerful blender to get the smooth and creamy texture of jalapeno sauce.
  • You could substitute olive oil with avocado oil. 
  • Instead of pan-frying you could broil the jalapenos and garlic with oil and salt. Broil until they are mostly blackened and soft, about 10-12 minutes to be thoroughly cooked.


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg