I LOVE MANGOES! I love fresh mango juice, dried mangoes, ripe mangoes, green mangoes, mango shake, mango ice cream, mango cake, mango candies, name it, I love it! I even eat mangoes (as viand) with piping white rice!
So when I was craving for some Bruschetta, I thought of incorporating my beloved mangoes and turn the mixture into a mango salsa!
Here’s a 20-minute snack or even as a meal, from preparation to serving, Mango Bruschetta:
|Mango Bruschetta ingredients|
Thick sliced Bread (I prefer French Baguette or Ciabatta)
Green & Red Bell Pepper
Parsley (for garnishing)
Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 15 minutes
*Preparation and cooking time may vary, depending on the volume. This one is for one French Baguette (about 9 slices), 3 tomatoes, 1 whole mango, 1 big bell pepper and 1 big white onions.
Batch 1 :
1) Slice Bread, about 1 inch for each slice.
2) Spread softened butter on each side of the bread slices.
3) Drizzle pan with Olive oil (just grease the pan & avoid bread from sticking) then grill the buttered bread slices until some parts turn into golden brown but not burnt.
4) Do the same for the other bread slices then set aside.
|Mango salsa ingredients|
Batch 2 :
1) While bread slices are pan-grilled, cut onions, bell peppers and mangoes – according to desired sizes.
2) On another pan, pour 2T of Olive oil and sauté white onions until translucent.
3) Add in tomatoes and bell pepper, season with black pepper and Cayenne for some added kick. Add a dash of Tarragon and sauté for a few minutes.
4) You’ve created a mango salsa, not just a traditional bruschetta with tomatoes, herbs and Olive oil and it’s perfect during summer!
|Mango Bruschetta is ready to assemble!|
Batch 3 :
1) Once your bread and mango salsa are ready, it’s time to assemble. (Oh my! The Avengers just popped in my head!!!)
|Generous spread of cream cheese|
2) Lay bread slices on a platter, spread cream cheese then top with mango salsa. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
|Mango Bruschetta is ready!|
3) When serving, you may opt to garnish with parsley on top or on the side and some fresh slices of mangoes too.
4) Serve immediately.
|Dig in!!! :)|
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese is more flavorful than store-bought, grated cheese. I did not add salt to the mango salsa since I will be adding Parmesan cheese to the mixture.
|White onions give a sweeter taste to any dish|
You may opt for red onions for a more fragrant Bruschetta but I wanted to use white onions to complement the sweetness of mangoes.
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I have been craving for Bruschetta for some time and because I L-O-V-E MANGOES to the hilt, this is definitely a part of my Monday Madness feature here at Eat To Your Heart’s Content!
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