Mango with Basil Sugar Salt

mango with basil sugar saltSometimes the best things in life are the most simple. And there is nothing better, or more simple than this “recipe”. If you are planning a Cinco de Mayo celebration, this would be a perfect addition to your menu. It could be a starter, or a dessert. I bought these gorgeous Ataulfo mangoes at Whole Foods, and they are in season from March to June. This variety of mango is one of the sweetest varieties, perfect for baking, smoothies, margaritas, or made into a popsicle. I got the idea for the basil sugar-salt from The Simple Things magazine. They put their basil sugar-salt over pineapple (which would also be divine) but I immediately thought that it would be perfect over mangoes, and I was right.

mangoNeed some more ideas for Cinco de Mayo? My Enchiladas Verdes is probably my favorite thing to eat. I always can go for nachos, and for dessert, this cake is calling your name. This mango recipe is so eaay, but so refreshing. The basil sugar salt would also be so good as a rim for a margarita.

mango with basil sugar salt5 Ataulfo Champagne mangoes (ice cold is my favorite way to eat them)
3 Tablespoons Dixie Crystals sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
zest of one lime
1/4 cup basil leaves

mango with basil sugar saltPlace sugar, salt, lime zest, and basil in a blender.

mango with basil sugar saltPulse until combined. It will resemble wet sand.

mango with basil sugar saltSlice the mango, and sprinkle with basil sugar salt. A little squeeze of lime will  not hurt.

Mango with Basil Sugar Salt

Mango with Basil Sugar Salt

Yield: 5 mangos

Mango with Basil Sugar Salt - Basil sugar salt makes this mango insanely addictive.

Ingredients

  • 5 Ataulfo Champagne mangoes (ice cold is my favorite way to eat them)
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • zest of one lime
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Place sugar, salt, lime zest, and basil in a blender. Pulse until combined. It will resemble wet sand. Slice the mango, and sprinkle with basil sugar salt. A little squeeze of lime will not hurt.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g
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**Whole Foods provided me a gift card to participate in their Mucho Mango campaign. All opinions are 100% my own.**

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Oh I love the simplicity in this dish and the flavor combo.

    1. Me too! Give it a try. So refreshing.

  2. ok, this is wonderful. i’ve only ever been brave enough to buy dried mango that has been swimming in paprika and sugar that they have at trader joe’s… and i’ve never managed to get a fresh one (i don’t think)… and it just so happens that i also just got a basil plant. so assuming i don’t kill the basil plant and that i work up the gumption to buy a mango, i will be having me summa this.

    1. You have to! Everything is working in your favor. I linked to a website further in the comments that helps you pick a ripe mango.

  3. I LOVE that basil sugar salt! Yum!

    1. I think that the basil sugar salt would be good on just about anything!

  4. These look amazing!!!!!!!

    1. Thank you! And so easy!!!

  5. Any tips for picking a perfect mango?

  6. I love these flavors!! So excited to make this. I have everything on hand!

  7. Looks and sounds so refreshing! Can’t wait to try it ~

    Pat

    1. I hope that you do!

  8. Simplicity IS best! Looks delicious.

    1. Agreed!

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