This right here:
…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.
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.
While the pancetta is frying up, thinly slice the jalapeño:
And the red onion.
Once the pancetta is crisp, drain it on a paper towel and set it aside.
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.
You can see how I form my pizza dough HERE.
Next, scatter shredded cheese all over the top.
I used fontina, but mozzarella, gruyère, or manchego would be great, too.
Add the red onion:
And the jalapeño:
Slice the avocado:
And add it to the 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.
The cheese will melt and the crust will start to cook.
Add the mango:
And a little salt and pepper.
Last but not least, crumble the pancetta on top.
Cook the pizza for another 5 minutes at 500F, or until the crust is golden brown.
Tear the Cilantro:
And toss on as much or as little as you like:
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!
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 needs to be on your short list of things to make.