It’s getting closer to fall, which means gatherings galore! Maybe you’ll be hosting or going to a fall party, and you need a dish to take with you. I am so happy to partner with Natural Delights to bring you this sweet yet spicy mango salsa recipe that you and your guests will absolutely love.

During the holiday season, eating healthy should still be a priority. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Enjoy your other appetizers and foods, but use fruits and veggies to bulk your meals.

Fruits and vegetables are lower in calories and high in nutrients. Adding both of these gives you more bang for your nutrition buck. Plus, it’s super easy to do! This recipe is an excellent example because it only uses six simple ingredients, and they’re all fruits and veggies.

What is Swicy?

Swicy is a fun way to put the words sweet and spicy together. Honestly, it’s the best way to describe this recipe. One of my nutrition philosophies is that food should be fun, and this is definitely a way to have fun with food.

Swicy is an adjective characterized by the harmouis fusion of sweet and spicy flaovrs.

Natural Delights

If you love Tajin on any fruit, these Tajin-spiced dates paired with the mango are next level. The sweetness of the dates and the spicy Tajin are what make it so good!

Ingredients for Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

This Spicy Mango Salsa has only a few easy-to-find ingredients and packs a lot of great nutrients into a fall appetizer.

Most of these ingredients provide you with many nutrients to keep your immune system in check. During the fall and winter, we spend time with many people and travel more, so immune health is at the top of our minds.

Take a look at the nutrients in each of these ingredients, and you might see a common ingredient.

Mango: Add sweetness to this recipe, and it is a great way to get some extra fiber into your diet, as well as folate, vitamin C, and various B vitamins.

Red Onion: Gives this recipe a little kick and also helps with immune health. It has a good amount of quercetin, a powerful antioxidant.

Lime: You can’t have salsa without adding a little lime! These little green guys are loaded with vitamin C to help keep you healthy during the holiday season.

Red Bell Pepper: Adds a nice texture to salsa and is an excellent source of vitamin C and Vitamin A.

Cilantro: A lovely fresh herb that has antioxidants that help keep your body healthy and fight off free radicals, as well as a good source of vitamin K to support bone health.

Tajin Spiced Medjool Dates: These Natural Delights Dates bring the whole dish together.

PS: You can find the Tajin Spiced Medjool Dates at your local Sprouts or Fry’s/Kroger

How To Eat This

Spicy Mango Salsa is just that—salsa! You can eat it by itself, with chips, add it to avocado toast, in tacos, or anywhere else you would eat salsa or guacamole. It works well with various recipes and adds flavor and nutrients.

View it as a classic dip, anything you can dip that might taste good with a spicy mango salsa.

Medjool Date Strips with Tajin

Because this recipe only calls for about 1/4 cup of the Medjool Date Strips with Tajin, here are some additional ideas on using them to prevent waste and to add nutrients, like fiber, to your meals

  • Trail Mix. Bulk up your store-bought trail mix with extra healthy ingredients like Tajin seasoned dates, pumpkin seeds, nuts, hemp seeds, dried cranberries, and apricots.
  • Use them as a salad topper. Dates taste great in a big green salad mix.
  • Add them to your snack board. Pair them with other grab-and-go snack items and toss them onto a board.
  • Make a vegan cream-cheese spread and mix the dates in for a sweet, spicy dip or spread.

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa (SWICY!) It uses six ingredients that complement each other but will get you lots of compliments, too.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: fruit, mango
Servings: 7

Ingredients

  • 3 mangos fresh and pitted
  • 1/2 red onion peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves chopped after measuring
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 lime juiced

Instructions

  • Dice all the ingredients finely.
  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
  • Let it sit for about 1 hour or two to let the flavors mingle. 

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