Mango con Chile y Limon - A Spicy Mexican-style Mango Recipe
This popular Mexican street food is typically sold on a stick with the mango cut in an ornate manner that resembles something between a flower and a pinecone, depending on the vendor's level of artistry. While you might not think that mango, chili powder and lime would go together, we urge you not to skip a single ingredient as their flavors blend in perfect harmony. We like cutting the mango into small pieces so it's easy to eat with a fork or toothpick, but you can cut the mango however you please!
- 1 ripe mango
- 1 small lime
- chili powder
- salt to taste
- Cut the mango in whatever manner you see fit. We cut our mangos as shown in the photo above or into long, thin slices.
- Cut the lime in half and squeeze it all over the mango.
- Dust chili powder all over the mango.
- Lightly sprinkle a pinch or two of salt onto the mango.
- Serve with extra chili powder so you can add more heat to your taste while you are eating.
Before cutting the lime, roll it between the countertop and the palm of your hand to get the most juice out of it. If you are sensitive to spicy food, start with just a hint of chili powder and add more a bit at a time. In place of dressing the mango with lime, chili and salt, you can sprinkle it with Tajín, a popular Mexican seasoning, pre-made with the same ingredients. This combination of seasoning is also popular with other fruits and veggies, such as pineapple, cucumber, watermelon and oranges. Try it with anything that sounds appealing!