Jiver's Jubilicious Jalapeno Jazz ( Salsa )

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

This wonderful no-cook salsa has been created by the Jammin' Java Jivers for ZWT5 Mexico/Tex-Mex/ SW USA Salsa Challenge. I'm posting it on behalf of the team. Each team member is represented by the ingredient which has qualities she feels represents her in some way. We hope you give our recipe a try. You won't regret it. Mama Cee Jay -mango - Mangos can be a comfort food, but being very rich in fiber, they can really make you go! So, be prepared!! ; lindseylcw - lime juice - Bitter and twisted ; Babzy - cumin - Because it has a smokey warm earthy flavor ; ellie_ - cilantro - It actually grows in my garden! ; Karen Elizabeth - onion - I identify with all the layers, being all dressed up against the cold! ; KissKiss - jalapeno - Just a little spicy ; Thymestudio - tomato - Sweet, tart redhead ; susie cooks - avocado - Not the shape of my body ; pixieglenn - garlic - Eats in in everything ; Dreamer in Ontario - hot sauce, to taste - Because I like things hot even though my family doesn't ; Katie337 - virgin olive oil - Unseen but important for flavour

Top Review by Jamilahs_Kitchen

This is a very nice salsa fresca with a kick! It's definitely Jivin. I blended mine to make a sauce just because we don't like chunky. Very delicious and the mango was a nice refresher to the heat. Me and DH both enjoyed! Great job ladies. Made for Bodacious Blockhouse Babes ZWT 5.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, minced (KissKiss)
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped (Thymestudio)
  • 1 avocado, peeled and chopped (susie cooks)
  • 12 cup red onion, peeled and chopped (Karen Elizabeth)
  • 14 teaspoon ground cumin (Babzy)
  • 12 cup cilantro, chopped (ellie_)
  • 2 12 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided (lindseylcw)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (pixieglenn)
  • hot sauce, to taste (Dreamer in Ontario)
  • 1 12 tablespoons virgin olive oil (Katie337)
  • 1 tablespoon pepitas
  • 12 cup mango, chopped (Mama Cee Jay)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Spritz avocado with 1 tbsp lime juice.
  2. Put all ingredients into bowl, saving 1/2 of the fresh cilantro.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Check for seasoning and heat, making adjustments to hot sauce as desired.
  5. Garnish with other half of the fresh cilantro.

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