If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, then you probably know how much I love just about anything spicy. Salsa falls at the top of the list for foods I could eat and eat and eat all day long, and I’m trying desperately to get my daughter to like it, too. She loves dipping her chip in salsa, tasting it (without biting it, mind you), and then repeating that scenario several times—”double dipping” is a bit of an understatement. She’ll say “spicy?!” and then continue to just keep on dipping. Gotta love her!
When I was trying to think of a salsa that would be good to enjoy during the Super Bowl this year, I immediately thought of mango avocado salsa since it’s both parent and kid friendly. We make a seriously chunky version of this to go on top of fish, but knowing that I could be short on time and energy (if this little bun in my oven decides to make her appearance soon), I wanted something a little bit faster and easier to make, but I still wanted to use roughly the same ingredients.
Enter this 2-minute mango avocado salsa! It’s as easy as popping open a can of mangos, unscrewing a jar of salsa, and dicing up an avocado (something I could do in my sleep since my almost two year old loves “cado.”)
Side note: Have you ever tried cutting up a mango? It’s easily one of my
favorite fruits to eat, but gosh darn it, that sucker is slippery once the peel comes off! I’ve
tried every trick in the book to cut it successfully, but I always feel
like I’m doing it wrong. When I make my fresh salsa I honestly use
pre-sliced mangos from the store and then just dice it myself. So when I discovered that
Walmart now carries Del Monte Diced Mangos, I practically jumped for
joy, tossed it in my cart, and never looked back. (Want to try it for yourself? Select Walmarts will have a sampling event tomorrow through January 25!)
Okay, enough talk about the salsa, here’s what you do to make it, step by (easy) step.
Easy Peasy 2-Minute Mango Salsa
Del Monte Diced Mango (1 can)
Your favorite salsa (1 jar)
1 ripe avocado, pitted and diced into cubes
green chile, jalapeno, red pepper flakes (optional for an extra kick of heat)
Dump all ingredients into a bowl. Gently stir together. Grab some chips; eat and enjoy!
I dig the sweet and spicy flavors together, but since my daughter likes to eat this—it includes two of her favorite foods, avocado and mangos—I skipped using the “hot” kind of salsa and dished up some in a little bowl for her. To make it more palatable for myself and my husband, I’ll add a touch of heat to our bowl later.
Speaking of what she likes and doesn’t like: she’s totally into movies right now. I blame myself for letting her have so much screen time lately, but it’s been a lifesaver so that I can get my feet up during the day. I plan on popping in the new movie, “The Book of Life” DVD for her (available at Walmart on January 27) to watch during the Superbowl. That way, we get to watch the game, and she can be entertained with a new movie. (Although, I may sneak some peeks at the flick…I believe Channing Tatum is one of the voices in it. *Swoon*)