Sunday, September 17, 2006

Jalapeño Madness

Yesterday, I was craving somthing spicy. When it comes to foods I am a huge fan of heat, so I wanted to use the jalapeño pepper I had in the refrigerator. I realized I had a ripe mango on the counter which reminded me of an amazing recipe. I went to my friend Paige's house and her mom made us mango salsa. It was fantastic! I did not know the exact amount so I just used the basic idea.

Mango Salsa

(Recipe compliments of Paige's mom)

1 mango; cubed
1/4 cup medium white onion; chopped
1/2 of a jalapeño pepper; finley chopped*
1/2 cup tomatoe; cubed
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Serve with chips.

*Caution: wear gloves when chopping the jalapeño peppers, especially if you wear contacts. It is hard to get the juices of your hands, even if you wash them very well. You can use more or less jalapeño, depending on how much heat you want. You can also omit it all together.

I put the salsa inside toasted whole pita bread because I did not have any chips.


Midwest Vegan said...

That looks good. I've never had mango before but I've seen it at the stores.

Thanks for linking to my blog.

Urban Vegan said...

This post porves one thing: You are one HOT vegan, Kate.

I laughed when I read your warning. Years ago, when I didn't know any better, I sliced hot peppers without glove, and then rubbed my eyes. Needless to say, I never made that mistake again.

Harmonia said...

WOW! Why have I never been here before? Saw you on Jess's blog! Can I link you? I love your blog!
I'm at:

laura jesser said...

Homemade salsa is the greatest! And I love heat too. I have made that mistake with jalapeños before, and I had to get someone else to take my contacts out for me!

I made your granola recipe and love it! Thanks!