Pita Nachos with Mango Salsa

Recipe from the Recipe Rehab book

Pita Nachos with Mango Salsa
Serves: 6
  • Mango-Tomato Salsa :
  • 1 ripe mango, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ½ medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, halved, seeded if desired, and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice and finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Nachos:
  • 6 pieces reduced-carb whole wheat pita bread
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ pound grilled skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups reduced-fat shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek-style yogurt
  • Juice and finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. To prepare the salsa, in a mixing bowl combine the mango, tomato, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, zest, and salt. Toss to mix the ingredients together. Set aside to allow the flavors to come together.
  2. To prepare the nachos, preheat the oven to 300?F. Halve each pita bread horizontally, to separate the top and bottom half of the pita, to make 12 rounds. Cut each round into 8 wedges.
  3. Arrange the pita triangles in a single layer on two baking pans. Lightly spray the pita with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle with cumin. Bake until very lightly crisp, about 5 minutes.
  4. Layer the cubed chicken and black beans on top of the toasted pita chips and sprinkle on the cheese. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese has melted. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, lime juice, zest, and salt. Set aside.
  5. To serve: Put the nachos on a serving platter and top with a dollop of the lime-yogurt sauce and a few spoonfuls of the salsa.

Pepto-Bismol’s New “Smashing” Piñata Campaign

This month Busy Philipps (star of Cougar Town on ABC) and Pepto-Bismol have teamed together. They are going to show everybody how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. If you want to get a head start, you can see how to smash a hysterical variety of piñatas on Pepto’s YouTube page in preparation for a night of Mexican food and fun.  You’ll even by able to see Philipps’ favorite way to smash a piñata and you can also create your very own video variations.  (I know, how fun!).

To create a smash, just pick a method of destruction, type of piñata and type of filling. For example, anyone who has ever wanted to see a ninja give a round-house kick to explode a unicorn piñata filled with guacamole can see that come to life and share with their friends online.  Make sure you grab the chips and salsa, because this site is addicting and you’ll find yourself playing for hours.

Pepto and Philipps have also brainstormed ideas on how to have a great fiesta, no matter where people are gathering:

1. Enlist your musician friend to play mariachi music at your party
2. Host a “Guac-off” in your office between coworkers who insist they have the best recipes
3. Referee a Chihuahua race at your local dog park
4. Buy a handful of sombreros and teach your friends the Mexican hat dance
5. Keep the Pepto-Bismol on hand in case those extra nachos do you over

No matter how you spend Cinco de Mayo, Pepto-Bismol’s got your back!  I hope these tips and fun websites to check out will make your day even more enjoyable!  Make sure you share Pepto-Bismol’s Cinco de Mayo Piñata fun with your friends!

Actress Busy Philipps Celebrates Pepto-Bismol’s New “Smashing” Cinco de Mayo Piñata Campaign