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Healthy Recipe: Mango Salsa-stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

  • Jalapeños are low calorie and rich in fiber, vitamins such as C and B6, minerals and other nutrients.
  • Jalapeños are low calorie and rich in fiber, vitamins such as C and B6, minerals and other nutrients.
  • Mangos also are packed with fiber, nutrients, antioxidants, and immune boosters.

This year because of COVID-19. only a select few will be on hand to enjoy the sun and fun of the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida. But, you can still enjoy a “taste” of tropical heat with this healthful appetizer that’s perfect for game day.


8 ounces low fat cream cheese, at room temperature
nonstick cooking spray
1 mango, peeled and diced
15 jalapeño peppers, sliced in half lengthwise, seeds removed
1/3 cup red onion, diced
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/3 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste*
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped


  1. Set cream cheese out to soften.
  2. If cooking outdoors, coat grill grate with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. If cooking indoors, arrange oven rack to middle and heat oven to a low broil. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine mango, red onion, lime juice and cilantro leaves. Mix. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  5. Add cream cheese and finely chopped cilantro. Stir until well-combined.
  6. Fill each jalapeño half with cream cheese mixture. Place filled jalapeños on prepared baking sheet or grill. Broil on low for 15 to 20 minutes or 8 to 10 minutes on grill (with lid on). Filled jalapeños should be slightly browned on top.
  7. Remove filled jalapeños from oven or grill and let cool for about 5 minutes.


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