Mango Bango Pizza

This right here:

Mango Bango Pizza

…will be happening a lot in our home.

It all started because we had a mango that needed to be eaten.

At first I thought about making a spicy mango salsa, but that didn’t solve the dinner problem.

After brainstorming with my friend Michelle, a light bulb went off in my head — I’ll just throw all of those ingredients on a pizza!

And Mango Bango Pizza was born.

Mango Bango Pizza

Toppings: Mango, Jalapeño, Avocado, Red Onion, and Cilantro.

Oh, and Pancetta!

I know, I know… pancetta doesn’t usually go in salsa but it does go on pizza.

Mango Bango Pizza

While the pancetta is frying up, thinly slice the jalapeño:

Mango Bango Pizza

And the red onion.

Mango Bango Pizza

Once the pancetta is crisp, drain it on a paper towel and set it aside.

Mango Bango Pizza

I rarely put a red sauce on my pizza anymore. Instead, I heat minced garlic and olive oil and then brush it on the dough.

Mango Bango Pizza

You can see how I form my pizza dough HERE.

Next, scatter shredded cheese all over the top.

Mango Bango Pizza

I used fontina, but mozzarella, gruyère, or manchego would be great, too.

Add the red onion:

Mango Bango Pizza

And the jalapeño:

Mango Bango Pizza

Slice the avocado:

Mango Bango Pizza

And add it to the pizza.

Mango Bango Pizza

I didn’t want the mango to cook for very long, so I cooked the pizza without it for a short 5 minutes at 500F.

Mango Bango Pizza

The cheese will melt and the crust will start to cook.

Add the mango:

Mango Bango Pizza

And a little salt and pepper.

Last but not least, crumble the pancetta on top.

Mango Bango Pizza

Cook the pizza for another 5 minutes at 500F, or until the crust is golden brown.

Mango Bango Pizza

Tear the Cilantro:

Mango Bango Pizza

And toss on as much or as little as you like:

Mango Bango Pizza

We like a lot.

For those of you who don’t like cilantro, you can use basil or nothing at all.

Either way, this pizza rocks!

Mango Bango Pizza

There are so many flavors going on: sweet from the mango, buttery from the avocado, salty from the pancetta, and a punch of heat from the jalapeño.

Mango Bango Pizza

Mango Bango Pizza needs to be on your short list of things to make.

Trust me.

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