September 6, 2013

Prosciutto-Wrapped Mango Bites...An Appetizer for A Light Affair

Football season is upon us...FINALLY! Many of us host gatherings to watch our favorite football teams and tailgate appetizers are fun to prepare, serve and savor!

I may be partial, but here is MY FAVORITE QUARTERBACK.....grandson Noah and his Coach (our number two son) Nick!

However, those creamy, dreamy cheesy dips can contain a wealth of calories! I have saved this cool, delicious and yes, HEALTHIER appetizer from Southern Living for the past six years. You may want to double this recipe, because they disappear fast! If you are a fan of Costco, I buy the large container of sliced Mangos to make these.

Another very cool thing about this recipe is that you can substitute Gala apples, cantaloupe, honeydew melon or ripe pears for the mango...simply toss the apples or pears in about 1/2 cup of lemon-lime soft drink and drain. I have made them with both apples and pears and add a thin slice of cheddar cheese!

Prosciutto-Wrapped Mango Bites
1 ripe mango, peeled
1 1/2 cups loosely packed arugula
1 (1-oz.) package fresh basil
4 very thin prosciutto or country ham slices
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Cut mango into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices (about 16). Place 1 mango slice on top of 3 arugula leaves and 1 to 2 basil leaves.
 Cut each prosciutto slice lengthwise into 4 strips. Wrap center of each mango bundle with 1 prosciutto strip. Arrange on a serving platter, and sprinkle with pepper.

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