This Easy Chipotle Mango Salsa is sweet with a hint of heat and it has just 3 ingredients! The perfect addition to some killer vegan nachos!
This post is sponsored by Beanfields Snacks. As always, all opinions are my own. I really love their Bean & Rice Chips, and am very excited to share them with you (which is why I am working with Beanfields Snacks.) These chips ROCK!
I have been a fan of homemade fruit salsa ever since I had the salsa that inspired me to make this pineapple kiwi salsa. I love the crisp bite and fresh sweet flavors. Plus they are super easy to make.
This Chipotle Mango Salsa is no different, and it only has 3 ingredients. It is SO easy to make! All you have to do is dice up some red onion and ripe mango and then toss in a finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce.
A note about canned chipotle peppers… Sometimes gluten is hiding in there so be sure to double check the labeling and pick a can of chipotle peppers that you feel safe with. I picked a can that didn’t have
“spices” listed in the ingredients. But I have had some cans that did have “spices” listed in the ingredients and been just fine. So I am just giving you a heads up to double check your can of chipotles.
Ok, not that I’ve said that bit, I want to tell you how much I love chipotle peppers! There is so much smoky, spicy, flavor packed into a chipotle pepper! A chipotle pepper is actually a jalepeno that has been smoked. It comes in a little can with several peppers in a smoky sauce called “adobo.” Both the peppers and the sauce that they come in really pack a punch of heat and smoke, making them the perfect contrast to the sweet mango in the salsa.
Now that we have your chipotle mango salsa covered, you need something to dip in it, right?
I have been so excited to share these Bean & Rice Chips from Beanfields Snacks with you. I have kinda fallen in love with them! My kids and husband devour them. Not only are the gluten-free but they are also corn-free (YAY!) and vegan (double-YAY!) meaning that they are dairy-free too. YES, even the fun flavored Bean & Rice Chips like Nacho (it reminds me of hubby’s favorite nacho flavored chip), and Ranch are dairy-free. I don’t think I can pick a favorite flavor. They have some simpler flavors (like Unsalted, Sea Salt, and Salt & Pepper) and I love the unadulterated taste and crunch that they have. That is why I ate a bag of Sea Salt Bean & Rice Chips with my salsa. The more adventurous flavors (like the Ranch, Barbecue, Pico de Gallo, and Nacho) usually get devoured straight from the bag.
Not to mention, all the Bean & Rice Chip flavors have 6 grams of fiber, 4.5 grams of fat, and 5 grams of protein per serving (complete protein too since they are made with beans and rice.) They are Non-GMO Project Verified and made by a family-owned company. They really are a better-for-you snack that you can feel good sharing with your family and friends.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to show them you car than by sharing some Bean & Rice Chips with them. Bonus points if you make them some fresh Chipotle Mango Salsa to bring some “sweet and heat.”
And you can always up-the-ante by using your Beanfields Snacks Rice & Bean Chips to make some dairy-free vegan nachos. Just put a layer of chips on a baking sheet (I like to line my pan with parchment paper for easy clean-up) and sprinkle it with your favorite dairy-free/vegan cheese shreds. Bake at 375F just until the cheese starts to melt! Then serve with the chipotle mango salsa for the perfect appetizer to share with your sweetheart.
If you are looking for another good-for-you snack you might like these garlic almond kale chips from Katie at Healthy Seasonal Recipes.
- ½ a red onion, diced
- 2 mangos, diced
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely diced (double check it is gluten free)
- Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl with 1-2 teaspoons of the adobo sauce that the pepper was canned in.
- Serve with Beanfield's Snacks Rice & Bean Chips, nacho style or not.