Mango Salsa and a {Giveaway}

by Her Happy Balance on January 30, 2014

I’ve got a new appetizer/snack/dip recipe for you guys, and it’s just in time for the Super Bowl! Who are your rooting for this year? I really like Peyton Manning, but I know my homegirl Meghan is a Seattle native so I can’t decide on who my team will be just yet. But let’s be honest, since the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t in it, I will just be using Sunday as an excuse to eat lots of delicious food and yell at the TV. Normal. 

What’s typical Super Bowl fare for you? Greasy, buttery hot wings? Queso on top of queso on top of a bajillion tortilla chips? Did you know that the Super Bowl is the second biggest eating day of the year? Thanksgiving is the first, duh 😉 I will definitely be partaking in all the amazing goodness that the typical Americana holiday brings along, but I wanted to also share a healthier option that will not have you sacrificing flavor. Oh, and because I am the crazy chia seed lady, let me get back up on my omega 3 soapbox and let you know that I snuck some chia seeds into this recipe and you will not even know they are there! Okay here it goes…

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 2 Mangoes, peeled
  2. 1 Small Red Onion
  3. 1 Medium-Sized Tomato
  4. 1 Avocado
  5. 1 15.25oz. Can of Corn, rinsed and drained
  6. 1 Jalapeño, seeds removed
  7. 1 Small Bunch Cilantro (~ 2 tbsp. chopped leaves)
  8. 1 Lime
  9. 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  10. 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  11. 2-3 Tbsp. Ground Salba Smart Chia Seeds
  12. Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Chop mangoes, onion, tomato, and avocado and place in a bowl. Add your corn, garlic, and olive oil. Chop your jalapeño pepper into tiny pieces and add to the mixture. Remove the leaves of cilantro from the stems, chop into small pieces, and add to salsa. Add the juice of the lime to your bowl. Crack fresh pepper over your mixture and add a decent amount of Kosher salt to the mix. The salt really helps to bring out the flavors. As a final step, add 2-3 Tbsp. of ground chia seeds to your salsa and mix. Cover the bowl and put it in the refrigerator for 30 mins to let the flavors mix and enhance, you could skip this step if you are short on time. Enjoy!
  1. I removed the seeds and watery sections of the tomato before adding it into the salsa. I heated the lime whole in the microwave for 15 seconds before juicing, it helps make the juicing process easier.
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 And if you want to give game day a little makeover, and healthify some of your favorite snacks, try adding chia to guacamole, buffalo chicken dip, or even margaritas – pinky promise your guests won’t know it’s there! I’m pretty much notorious for sneaking flax, chia, and nutritional yeast into any and all things edible. I take great pleasure out of letting everyone know it’s in there after they’ve tried it and said they like it, muah ha ha! I’m really getting crafty with it 😉 

Close up of mango salsa

Want to be a sneaky recipe changing fiend like me? Of course you do! Enter below to win some Salba Smart chia seeds of your own – two winners will be chosen and notified by email. 

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Who are your cheering on this year? Any score predictions?
What are you bringing to the game day shenanigans this year?
Ever try to sneak healthy ingredients into recipes? I get sick pleasure out of it 😉

FTC: I am a Salba Smart Chia seed ambassador because it is a company I believe in. I receive free chia through my ambassadorship to enable my addiction.

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Stacie @ Simply Southern Stacie January 30, 2014 at 8:15 am

I love Peyton Manning, so I cheer for him regardless. I’ll be rooting for the Broncos this year!

Chia seeds are so good! You gave some really good tips for adding them to foods that I never would have thought of. I’m usually so boring and just add them to oatmeal or smoothies.

Alex @ therunwithin January 30, 2014 at 8:20 am

oh wow I just love mango salsa, this looks amazing

Becky @ Olives n Wine January 30, 2014 at 9:22 am

I looooove mango salsas! Yours is so creative with so many extra ingredients 🙂

Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne January 30, 2014 at 9:52 am

I love that there isn’t too much mango in there! I’m not a huge fan of fruit in my salsas (even thought technically tomato is a fruit, but we aren’t counting that as fruit today ;)) I’m very sad that my homeboys on the Patriots aren’t going to be in there :(. So I’m going to cheer on my second favorite team, The BRONCOS!!

Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 30, 2014 at 11:53 am

This salsa looks awesome! I have been loving salsas with fruit in them. Pineapple salsa is one of my favorites, so I imagine that mango is delicious!

I LOVE the giveaway since I am a chia seed lover :). I would really like to see more recipes, especially vegetarian ones :).

Lora @ Crazy Running Girl January 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm

This salsa sounds amazing! I will be cheering for the Broncos due to a bet I have with my Dad. He is cheering for the Seahawks… and dinner is on the line! 🙂

Caitlin January 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Hahaha oh sneaky is right! I throw ground flax in everything now, which makes me giggle when other people eat it, but I haven’t tried chia yet! Next project for sure! I’m rooting for Denver because my brother loves them, and he will be a sad little munchkin if they lose. And I am making brookies to bring to joe’s friend’s house. Not healthy at all…perhaps I’ll throw some flax in to see if anyone notices 😉

Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit January 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm

I’m not big into pro sports, neither is my husband. We like to watch college ball. But I’m all over this mango salsa. Mango ANYTHING is high on my list!

Taryn January 30, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Definitely rooting for the Broncos.. love Peyton! I’ve been browsing Pinterest for something good to bring to my friend’s Super Bowl party.. so. many. options.

Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures January 30, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Girl you better be rooting for the Seahawks! But I feel yah, Peyton is just too wonderful to not cheer for too. I’ll be happy either way, really. I love that the Seahawks EVEN made it… when last I tuned in, they weren’t too wonderful.
You know, I’m not a hugeeee fan of mango in my salsa but the girl Bek def is! I don’t even know what I’m doing for Superbowl this week.. LOL… Um laying around like a bum cheering for the Seahawks? Drinking good craft brews? Wanna join? I know it’s tempting. 🙂 Cute that you added Chia to all this. I’m going to start using Chia more… Oatmeal and smoothies and what not. I know it’s good for me! LOVEEEE YOU!! per the usual, love you, duh.

Tina@GottaRunNow February 2, 2014 at 7:26 pm

I like exercise posts – they inspire me!

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