A Different Pointe of View Serrano Mango
Salsa and Southwest Chicken Spread

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Serrano Mango Salsa

  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and finely diced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt to taste

Southwest Chicken Spread

  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, well drained
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, roasted and salted, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped


  1. Serrano Mango Salsa: Combine ingredients in medium bowl and chill briefly.
  2. Southwest Chicken Spread: Spread cream cheese on dinner-size serving plate. Top with black beans, onion and sunflower seeds. Spread on sour cream. Sprinkle with chicken, cilantro and extra sunflower seeds, if desired.
  3. Serve with crackers.

Yield: 4 cups Spread

Source: Chef Cristobal Soto, A Different Pointe of View, Phoenix, Arizona