Mango Salsa

By Joel Allette, Teen Battle Chef Alumni & Internship Mentor

Makes 2 cups. Use leftovers on salads, as a dip, and more!

2 large mangoes, peeled and chopped

1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced

1/2 red onion, finely diced

1/2 bunch basil, thinly sliced

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 tsp sugar

Mix all ingredients together in a  bowl. Adjust seasoning if needed. Let rest for 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to blend.

Chipotle Mayonnaise

By Joel Allette, Teen Battle Chef Alumni & Internship Mentor

Makes 1 cup. Use leftovers on sandwiches, eggs, and more!

1 can chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

1 cup low-fat/light mayonnaise 

Remove 2 chipotle peppers from can of peppers in adobo sauce. Finely chop peppers. Mix chopped peppers, mayonnaise, and 1-2 tbsp of the adobo sauce in a bowl. Adjust seasoning as needed, adding more adobo sauce for a spicier dip and more mayonnaise for a milder dip. 


Rose's Shrimp Taco with Black Beans and Mango Salsa
By Rose Cadet, Winner, 'Best Presentation' at Taco Reboot Food Day Event

Serves 4 adults, or 2 adults and 3-4 children



​8 Six-inch corn tortillas

​1 pound medium/large shrimp, peeled and deveined

​1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup mango salsa (recipe on right)

1/4 cup chipotle mayonnaise (recipe on right)

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

1/4 cup fresh basil

Optional - finely sliced jalapeño, for garnish


Prepare the shrimp. Bring a large pot filled halfway with water to a boil. Add 1 Tbsp salt to water. Reduce heat to medium, and add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp gently until pink and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Drain shrimp. 

Warm the tortillas. Heat a griddle or nonstick pan on medium-high heat. Add one tortilla at a time, warm for about 30 seconds, flip, and cook for another 15 seconds. Remove from heat and wrap in a clean dish towel. Repeat with remaining tortillas. 


Prepare an assembly line with all the taco ingredients. Give adults 2 tortillas, and children 1-2 tortillas, and allow everyone to assemble their own tacos!

One of Rose's tacos contains:

2 shrimp

1/4 cup black beans

2 Tbsp mango salsa

1 tsp chipotle mayo

2 basil leaves

4-5 cilantro leaves

1 small piece of chipotle pepper on top

1/2 tsp jalaneño on top