So, seven sensational mango recipes! Why seven? Well, seven is not an overwhelming number, and also happens to be my favorite number. Mangoes are also one of my favorite fruits. They’re sweet, soft, delicious and can be used in oh so many ways. There are also over 400 varieties of mangoes each with their own characteristics. In some parts of the world they are even eaten green! I’ve put together a smattering of seven tasty recipes using mangoes: from appetizers to desserts to drinks. Enjoy!
Probably one of my all time favorite appetizers is mango black bean salsa. The taste is fresh, it’s super healthy and even goes well on a piece of broiled fish. I like to serve this salsa with blue corn tortilla chips because the contrast is amazing.
Now, for a rack of ribs, this is my go to sauce. The flavor profile is a symphony for your taste buds. Mango habanero sauce is just what you and your rack of ribs need. This sauce is also great with pork chops or pork loin. Spicy mango habanero ribs are a great alternative to the usual BBQ sauce that we all know and love. I like to be daring with my flavor profiles, so I came up with this snazzy combination just for you. I just made this recipe for a family gathering a few weeks back and it went over very well.
Next on the list of seven tasty recipes using mangoes is mango tomatillo salsa. The tart taste of tomatillos goes great with the sweetness of mangoes. The resulting bright green color is absolutely beautiful. Tomatillos are a small green tomato covered in a thin green paper-like husk. Make sure you thoroughly remove the husk and rinse the tomatillos before you use them. The husk can also leave a bit of a sticky residue; make sure you also rinse and lightly scrub the tomatillos before you use them.
Mango sticky rice is next on the list. This is a Thai favorite. I’ve enjoyed this dish many times at Thai restaurants; I decided to give it a shot at home. Jasmine rice is cooked with coconut milk and decorated with sweet mango slices. Picture perfect. Too pretty to eat? Maybe. But, that doesn’t stop me. Want an extra pop of color? Sprinkle with nigella seeds.
A round up isn’t a round up without a refreshing cocktail. Check out this delicious mango rum cocktail with mint. It only takes a couple of ingredients. The mint comes from my backyard, nice and fresh. Enjoy this yummy cocktail with your favorite appetizers, or just by itself.
Seven sensational mango recipes is really just a starting point for the many wonderful mango recipes out there. I will be honest with you, I eat mangoes every day for breakfast.I grew up with mango trees in my back yard. As a child I did not appreciate them as much as I do now. I am making up for lost time.
On, with the round up! Here is another variation on a mango salsa: 2 minute spicy mango pico de gallo salsa. I did this as a sponsored post a number of months ago. It’s every bit as good as my original mango black bean salsa, but uses canned mangoes instead, so it takes a bit less time than the original recipe. Great when you’re in a hurry and don’t have much time to take something to a picnic.
A super delicious tropical mango, passion fruit, lime tart is the PERFECT dessert, any day, anytime. I grew up with mangoes in my back yard. Sweet mango, and tart passion fruit and lime juice are a perfect combination.
So, there you have it, seven sensational mango recipes for you to check out, make, and enjoy! Check them out, and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.