Have Plate Will Travel : Mango salsas, a superfood for a big game snack

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mango salsas, a superfood for a big game snack



When the NFL is ready to crown the football champion at the Super Bowl, party throwers and party guests are ready to kick back and enjoy the big game. Of course, a smorgasbord of food is a tradition at any big game party. According to the National Restaurant Association, the number one big game food is salsa. This year serve the most popular big game food, salsa, with a superfood kick, mango

Mango is a superfood with 20 different vitamins and minerals. This sweet fruit is bursting with essential nutrients such as vitamin C, dietary fiber, polyphenols, and pro-vitamin A carotenoids. Mango is considered as a powerful superfood that is capable of strengthening the immune system and promoting weight loss. It can also useful in reducing the visible signs of aging. 

While many people throw moderation to the wind at a big game party, a mango salsa can be a delicious and nutritious option on the menu. Even though healthful food items ranked seventh on the top 10 big game foods list, guests will appreciate the mango salsas for their taste and health benefits. 

Here are three mango salsa recipes from the Mango Board that will make any big game party a rousing success. 

Ingredients
·         1 medium jalapeno 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
·         ½ teaspoon ground cumin
·         ½ teaspoon kosher salt
·         3 large ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and diced
Instructions:
·         Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl.

Ingredients
·         2 firm but ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and diced
·         2 firm but ripe avocadoes, peeled, pitted and diced
·         2 tablespoons serrano pepper, seeded and minced
·         ¼ cup red onion, diced
·         ¼ cup red pepper, diced
·         2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
·         1 lime, zested and juiced
·         1 teaspoon chile powder
·         1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Instructions:
·         Combine all ingredients. Allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving to allow flavors to blend. 

Ingredients
·         ½ cup olive oil
·         3 garlic cloves, finely minced
·         ¼ cup lime juice (from about 2 limes), plus 2 limes cut into wedges, for serving
·         1 teaspoon salt
·         1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
·         2 mangos, peeled, pitted and diced
·         1 red bell pepper, halved, seeded and finely diced
·         1 green bell pepper, halved, seeded and finely diced
·         1 yellow bell pepper, halved, seeded and finely diced
·         1 large red onion, halved and finely chopped
·         1 serrano chile, finely chopped, optional
·         ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
·         1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
Instructions
·         Whisk the olive oil, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Add the mangos, peppers, red onions, chile, and cilantro and toss to coat. Add the beans and gently toss everything together.

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