Betty's Perky Picante Sauce Recipe Video

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Perky Picante Sauce. This is a quick and easy sauce that can be used as a dip for tortilla chips or as a sauce for meats and Tex-Mex entrees.


Preparation Time15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest GroupHealthy


 Finely chopped onions1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Finely chopped green bell pepper1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Garlic clove1 Medium, minced
 Extra virgin olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Fresh tomato1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), peeled, chopped
 Pickled jalapeno1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, chopped finely
 Dried oregano1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Ground cumin1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄8 Teaspoon
 White vinegar1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Tomato sauce8 Ounce

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 303 Calories from Fat 148

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.5%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g6.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 341 mg14.2%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g28.3%

Sugars 18.6 g

Protein 5 g10.6%

Vitamin A 44.2% Vitamin C 127.6%

Calcium 9.6% Iron 17.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a frying pan, heat oil and saute onion, green pepper, and minced garlic clove until tender. Set aside to cool.
2. In a blender, put sauteed vegetables, chopped tomato, chopped pickled jalapeno pepper, oregano, cumin, salt, and white vinegar. Blend for 10 seconds or until smooth, but still showing bits of the individual ingredients.
3. Pour tomato sauce and stir to combine. Transfer it to a serving bowl.

4. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

It is a versatile sauce and you may either cover and chill in refrigerator to serve it cold or heat it in a small pot, if you prefer to serve it hot.

Editors Review

This is a very versatile sauce and goes great with tortilla chips as well. You can't imagine how easy it is to make this sauce. So, don't forget to try out this recipe.