Sweet & Spicy Recipes: Mango Habanero Salsa

Time for a fun recipe. I'm not much of a food blogger, but a few weekends ago, I had a blast in the kitchen with my boyfriend. Making cooking fun is a key to actually enjoying food and making delicious, nutrient-rich concoctions. My boyfriend is known for his spicy palette and can handle triple the spice that I can (and I love spicy food!). We whipped up a batch of salsa together. Well, mainly he did. I watched, took pictures, and taste-tested. It counts, right? I'm a lucky girl to taste his delicious kitchen creations, and I thought you may want to try them too.

That's why I'm bringing occasional sweet & spicy recipes to the blog. We split up the salsa into a sweeter batch with the mango in spotlight, followed by a spicier batch featuring habanero. Just warning you - it is SPICY. If you like it hot, go for it! He likes it spicy. I like it sweet.

Pick up the ingredients to whip up a batch tonight. Enjoy for a happy weekend!

Mango Habanero Salsa with Black Beans

Mango Habanero Black Bean Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 6 tomatoes
  • 1 onion - peeled and quartered
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1 habanero (optional)
  • 3 garlic cloves (peeled)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed (or dry beans, soaked)
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • Cilantro, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Chipotle pepper, grinded
  • 2 limes, juiced

 Salsa in 7 Steps:

  1. Lightly drizzle tomatoes, garlic, and onion with olive oil. Broil on baking sheet for 6 minutes. Flip everything, and broil for another 3-4 minutes.
  2. Chop peppers. Keep seeds of jalapeno and habanero if you want extra spice.
  3. Chop and add onions, tomatoes, peppers into food processor. Process until smooth. Add mango and black beans and process to keep it chunky.
  4. Mix jalapeno and habanero seeds with grinded chipotle.
  5. Add cilantro, sea salt, and lime juice to taste.
  6. If you're craving extra spice, add some jalapeno or habanero seeds with chipotle.
  7. Munch with delicious organic tortilla chips!