Jan 5

Jalapeno Relish // Spice Up Your Fave Chicken, Veggies & Fries

Jalapeno Relish

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After being a little over-indulgent during the holiday season, it's time to get back to eating healthier in the New Year.

Typically when you think about eating clean, lots and lots of salads come to mind. And while I love a good salad, as you can imagine, my kids aren't keen on eating them every night of the week.

Jalapeno Relish | Alexia Smart Classics

Eating well as a family can require a lot of creativity and compromise... Thankfully, one thing we no longer have to compromise on is a side of fries with our meal!

Alexia Smart Classics Fries and Potatoes are 98% fat-free and only 100 calories per serving. Available nationwide in 3 varieties -- Straight-Cut Fries, Crinkle-Cut Fries, and Tri-Cut Potatoes -- these fries have delicious flavor without the guilt.

But did they pass the "kid test"? You bet they did! I've served both the straight-cut and crinkle-cut fries to them at dinner so far, and they disappeared just as quickly as any regular fries have. In fact, our resident "fry connoisseur" (aka my 11-year-old) absolutely raved about them, so I'm pretty certain they're here to stay.

Jalapeno Relish Recipe

Being less of a fan of fries than my kids, I typically need some kind of dipping sauce alongside them. Though I shudder to think about it now, my sauce of choice in high school was mayo -- and it just wouldn't make sense to slather these babies in such a high-fat sauce.

But a honey-lime jalapeno relish? Yeah, I can get behind that! It provides loads of flavor without loads of calories, and not only is it fantastic on french fries, but it's also fabulous on chicken and other vegetables.

You'll probably want to double the recipe so that you can douse everything on your plate in it -- just sayin'...

Jalapeno Relish

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 cup

Jalapeno Relish


  • 4 jalapeno peppers, seeds and ribs removed, finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, pressed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • zest of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Combine jalapeno peppers, garlic and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to allow the jalapenos to soften up.
  2. Stir in the lime zest, lime juice, cilantro and honey and serve.



It's easy to control the heat in this recipe. For a spicier relish, simply add some of the ribs and seeds from the jalapenos, or for a milder relish, clean away all of the ribs and seeds before chopping.

Either way, wash your hands well after working with jalapeno peppers -- and be aware of what you're touching before washing them! I might have neglected this advice and scratched an itch on the tip of my nose, lol.

Jalapeno Relish With Alexia Fries

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