Don’t you just love this time of year when the sun is out, grass is green, fresh ingredients are plentiful and everyone is enjoying the opportunity to spend time together outside? Well, living in the Midwest means I take advantage of any chance to do what I love to do: entertain friends with delicious dishes and even better, cocktails outside on the deck. Thanks to Beso Del Sol, I was able to introduce their new Sangria to my friends.
My goal was to make a dinner that had a fresh, healthy and summery twist to it but wouldn’t take the whole evening to make. So, I decided on tortilla encrusted tilapia, mango salsa, fruit infused brown rice, guacamole, salsa, tortilla chips and of course, a fruit filled glass of Beso Del Sol Sangria. Here’s a little information about the Sangria. Beso Del Sol (Kissed by the Sun) is a Spanish Tempranillo wine blended with a selection of fruits to create a light and fruity sangria that offers just the right amount of sweetness. What is unique to me is that it comes in a 3 liter box. That actually means that I was able to have 4 bottles of wine easily accessible with no spills, all in one box. Plus, it is the perfect size to bring to the beach, festival or friend’s house for that outdoor summer party as it is easy to carry. Have some fresh fruit chopped up to bring with you if you want that added touch in the glass. I like a mixed combination of fruits like apples, nectarines, blueberries and pineapple as I like the taste but also the visual appeal of all the colors from the different fruits.
I am always looking for creative ways to “doll up” my dishes and love to add fruit based salsas to my menu. If you like mangos, you should try my mango salsa. It’s delicious on chips but also on chicken, fish, tacos and even mixed in salads.
2 -3 mangos, sliced to bite size pieces
1/2 shallot, diced
1 small jalapeno pepper, diced finely
Juice of half a lime
2 Tbls Parsley or Cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Before this summer ends, you should enjoy a glass of Beso Del Sol Sangria. Your friends will thank you! What is your favorite summertime drink? You can reach me at:
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Love the Mango Salsa recipe. I’m going to try it out.
I am drooling at your menu there! Especially the Mango Salsa & Sangria – two of my weaknesses during the warm summer months.
I love Sangria and summer is when I imbibe! I’ll have to try Beso del Sol!
That salsa sounds very tasty. I’m always looking for new recipes. Thanks for this.
When you wrote that you wanted to make a dinner that was not going to take you all day.. and then you wrote what you made.. WOW it sounds like you made a feast!
I have never had mango salsa. I love having parties, and this seems like a great summer party recipe! Thank you!
that looks like a fun recipe! thanks for sharing!
That sounds so delicious! Sounds like a refreshing Summer recipe 🙂
I just love salsa, and I also love mango. So far, I haven’t had any luck with finding a mango salsa that I liked, but I am told that the homemade versions far surpass store brands. This looks like a great recipe to try.
This sounds like a winner! I’m going to have to try it out.
I made mango salsa two nights ago and it was so scrumptious.
What a fun delicious recipe for Summer parties. I am excited to try this.
I have just recently started eating mangos. I need to try this mango salsa!
Haven’t had some sangria in months!! I sure could use a nice one right about now. I love cold drinks in the summer!
Sounds pretty good. I like entertaining as well and good food! Thanks for sharing your recipe!