Mango and Avocado Salsa with Spicy Bacon

Stuck in a salsa rut? Blogger Yvette Marquez of Muy Bueno combines her favorite exotic fruits and candied bacon to make a salsa that bursts with flavor. Just the thing for potlucks or game-day snacking!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 9

5
slices bacon
1/2
teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2
teaspoon ancho chili powder
1/2
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
ripe avocados, pitted, peeled and chopped
1
large ripe mango, seed removed, peeled and chopped
1/4
cup chopped red onion
1
jalapeño chile, chopped, if desired
1
tablespoon fresh lime juice
Food Should Taste Good® blue corn tortilla chips

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with foil.
  • 2 Arrange bacon slices on cookie sheet. Sprinkle paprika, chili powder and red pepper on both sides of each slice.
  • 3 Bake in center of oven 15 minutes. Set aside to cool and firm up. When cool, chop bacon into small pieces.
  • 4 In medium bowl, stir together chopped bacon, avocados, mango, onion and chile. Add lime juice; toss gently. Let stand at room temperature to blend flavors. Serve with tortilla chips. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

When working with chiles, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your hands do touch the chiles, wash them well.

For a less spicy salsa, omit or decrease the jalapeño chile in this recipe.