It was a pleasure working with and being inspired by Wasa Crisps and Barilla on this post. All opinions expressed are my own.
MANGO MARGHERITA SAUCE – Wholesomely delicious. This fresh-ingredient sauce serves great over pasta or on crackers as a bruschetta. A fresh twist using mangoes on this Italian classic.
My sister-in-law Deanna made an amazing Classic Italian Margherita Sauce for our family a few years back when she was just dating my brother. We all loved her before we had this sauce, but after, I was head-over-heels in love with her. Our family loves making margherita sauce because of all the flavor. And as a mom, I love it because all of the ingredients are fresh and wholesome.
Recently, I bought some mangoes for a fruit salad, and having some leftover, I was trying to come up with how to use them. We had some friends over later in the evening, and I thought a fun-fresh appetizer would be the way to go. That is when I came up with MANGO MARGHERITA SAUCE. I obliviously wouldn’t be serving this as dinner, so pasta wasn’t an option for that evening. But I knew it would go well as a bruschetta, using Wasa Crisps as the base for the bruschetta and topping it with this MANGO MARGHERITA SAUCE and freshly shaved Parmesan cheese.
OOh, the combo of the basil, mangoes and tomatoes is just absolute perfection. And I love how the Wasa Crisips are a perfect canvas for any sort of snack or appetizer. Wasa Crisps are a 100% Whole Grains and fat free – you can make a wholesome appetizer and still satisfy thetaste buds. I loved too that these crisps where able to hold up with the sauce without becoming instantly soggy. Pick up all of these ingredients at your local Walmart, a one stop shop for all your essentials.If you aren’t using Ibotta yet, you need to! Great savings on there.
If you are looking for a fresh dinner idea, try this MANGO MARGHERITA SAUCE over pasta. I serve it with 1-cup pasta and then about ½ – ¾ cup of sauce with freshly grated cheese. This makes a great spring and summer meal. Grilling? Why not grill up some chicken breasts orboneless skinless thighs and top that with the MANGO MARGHERITA SAUCE (I would reduce portion of pasta to ½ cup in this case). We love Barilla Gluten Free becauce my daughter Jersey has recently had some gluten issues, so this pasta has been our to-go-to pasta. And it was recently named one of Parents Magazine’s “Top 25 Allergy Free Foods”pasta has recently been named one of Parents Magazine’s “Top 25 Allergy Free Foods”.
This MANGO MARGHERITA SAUCE is a recipe inspired by someone I love. Enjoy making this fresh, wholesome delicious sauce as a snack or meal, either way everyone will enjoy it. XOXO San
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- 6 plum tomatoes, blanched & diced
- 2 ripe mangoes, diced
- 1 cup olive oil
- 3/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 5 cloves of garlic, diced
Blanch the tomatoes by boiling a large pot of water. Make an X on all of the tomatoes. Do this on the bottom or the side of the tomato.
Once the water is boiling add the tomatoes and let them cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the skin starts to look like it is peeling off. Remove from water with a slotted spoon and let them cool. Once cooled remove the skin, dice and place in a large mixing bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients and let it sit at room temp for 1-2 hours, to allow the mangoes and tomatoes to absorb all of the flavors. Serve with pasta, on crackers or just eat straight from the bowl with some fresh cheese, like Burrata. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.