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Super Bowl Recipes: Cinco de Mango Salsa

Super Bowl SalsaLooking for Super Bowl recipes? There’s no reason Doritos should be front and center on your coffee table this Super Bowl Sunday – snack foods aren’t necessarily junk foods, nor must they come from a package. Homemade fresh salsas are incredibly flavorful and a great way to provide a nutrient boost in scoopable, munchable form.

Mangoes make a particularly delicious (and good-for-you) base for a salsa; they’re juicy and sweet, but even the tart ones blend right in with lime juice, onion and jalapeño peppers. Add more peppers if you want a kick or try some smoky chipotles en adobo – finely chop about a teaspoon, and add more if you like – people don’t expect them to add as much heat as they do, and it’s always easier to add more than to try to take it away! Serve fresh mango salsa with good-quality nacho chips for dipping, or set out a fish taco bar. It’s also fantastic served on simple grilled or roasted salmon, cod or other whitefish.

Of course, the Family Kitchen has a collection of twenty recipes for Super Bowl snacks – wings, nachos, sliders and other finger lickin’ foods! You can find it here.

Cinco de Mango Salsa

recipe courtesy of Mango.org

1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced
2/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup diced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 large ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and diced

Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl.

Photo © 2008 National Mango Board and used by permission of the National Mango Board. All rights reserved.

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