Mango Jalapeno Salsa
We love getting together with friends or family to play board/card games. Our idea of a great weekend evening is sitting around the table enjoying the next new cool game or revisiting a tried-and-true classic (if you need recommendations for new games for your board game group, we’ve got plenty for you!). Within our group we’ve amassed quite the collection, ranging from quick 20 minute word games to legacy games that will take 4+ hours to play and change each time you play them. It’s not uncommon for us to meet up for brunch together and then to spend the rest of the day playing.
During these marathon game days, we inevitably need snacks to keep us fueled for battle. I’ve slowly gotten all of my friends, family members, and coworkers addicted to my salsa, so this is usually what I end up bringing (they never seem to complain). It’s fast to put together, goes with a lot of different foods, and is easy to munch on while playing games (because who would want to actually stop gaming to eat?).
This salsa features one of my favorite combinations in food: sweet and spicy. The fresh mango gives a wonderful brightness and sweetness that’s followed at the end by a delicious warmth and spice from the jalapenos. It goes great on tacos, paired with savory breakfasts like burritos or huevos rancheros, or on its own with a bowl of chips. Whip up a batch for your next get-together, party, or just to enjoy throughout the week!
Making salsa in a food processor couldn’t be easier; just dump the ingredients in and pulse until it’s combined, giving me a wonderful chunky consistency. We love our Black and Decker Food Processor and have pretty much run it into the ground over the years. Make sure you have at least an 8-cup version for this recipe (I wish we had a larger one so I could make bigger batches of salsa!).
Ever have trouble getting the seeds or membranes out of jalapenos? This Jalapeno Pepper Corer will save your life! It’ll cut tops off of the peppers as well as coring out the seeds and membranes, letting you spend less time prepping and more time enjoying this delicious salsa! Make sure to use Food Prep Gloves to protect your skin from painful chile oil.
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- 28oz can whole tomatoes
- 1 medium onion, quartered
- 5 jalapenos, seeded and membranes removed if desired (I usually seed 2 of the 5)
- 1 bunch cilantro, stems removed
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 1/2 Cup mango, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp chile powder
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- juice from 1/4 of a lime
- Add all ingredients into a food processor.
- Pulse until combined and the salsa reaches desired consistency.
- Make sure to use gloves when handling chiles to avoid getting the oils on your skin.
Can’t get enough of the sweet and spicy combo? Make up this delicious Habanero-Infused Whiskey with Mango and Lime!
Have another great salsa combination that we need to try? Let us know down in the comment section below! And let us know what kind of board/card games you enjoy. While you’re here, be sure to subscribe using the box on the right so you never miss another great post from Our Sweetly Spiced Life!
Until next time, enjoy the journey!