Healthy Enchilada Sauce

Incredibly easy, heart healthy enchilada sauce! It’s low on sodium but not on flavor, and you’ll love it with your favorite enchilada recipe (I might have a recommendation!)! And how quick is this to make? Only 5 minutes – if that – and no cooking required!

Jump to Recipe
Red sauce in a jar, with enchiladas being made in the background.

Tips and Substitutions

What is an acceptable alternative for jalapeno peppers?

In place of the jalapeno, you can use any spicy pepper you like, or try using 1 Tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce for some smoky spice. If you don’t want any spice, omit the pepper entirely.

Where can I find the Salt Free Taco Seasoning?

Get my recipe for Salt Free Taco Seasoning here. It only takes a few minutes to mix up. Alternatively, there are some salt free taco seasoning brands, including Mrs. Dash, available in both stores and online retailers.

Can I use any onion?

Yes. I love the flavor red onions add to this sauce, but any onion will do.

What if I don’t have a high speed blender like Vitamix?

A regular blender or food processor will work. You may have to process it longer, and you may end up with some small bits in your sauce, but it will still be fabulous!

If you make my Heart Healthy Enchilada Sauce, tell me in the comments! Use it to my my delicious Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas!

Looking for more Mexican inspired condiments? Check out my favorite Cilantro Lime Sauce, Blistered Guacamole, and Salsa Verde.

Healthy Enchilada Sauce

Incredibly easy, heart healthy enchilada sauce! It's low on sodium but not on flavor, and you'll love it with your favorite enchilada recipe!

Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Diet DiabeticDiet, GlutenFreeDiet, LowCalorieDiet, LowFatDiet, LowLactoseDiet, LowSaltDiet, VeganDiet, VegetarianDiet
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 107 kcal
Author Laura Yautz

Ingredients

  • 2 cans No Added Salt Diced Tomatoes total 28 oz
  • 1-2 Jalapeño Peppers, seeded, to taste
  • ½ medium Red Onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp DIY Salt Free Taco Seasoning (see link in notes), or more to taste
  • 1 tsp Oregano

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor, and blend on high until completely smooth.
  2. Use in enchilada recipe immediately, or refrigerate for up to 5 days before use. Can be frozen for up to 6 months.

Recipe Notes

Get the DIY Salt Free Taco Seasoning!

Red sauce in a jar, with enchiladas being made in the background. Text overlay: Low Sodium Enchilada Sauce; 5 minutes!
Red sauce in a jar, with enchiladas being made in the background. Text overlay: Fast and Easy! Low Sodium Enchilada Sauce

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Close up of a strawberry being dipped into brownie batter dip.

Did you know: Snacks don't have to be unhealthy!

Download our FREE guide to snacking well for your heart! This guide is packed with delicious ideas (including brand names) for any snack craving! You'll also get all our latest tips and recipes in your email!

Success! Check your email for your free guide!