The inspiration for this delicious mango melt simply came from a post-it note. Last week as I was rummaging through my bag, I found a tiny piece of paper with Dan’s handwriting on it. On it, was a list of ingredients that did not seem as if they went together. However, when I texted him to try to solve the mysterious puzzle, he made all of the baffling ingredients make perfect sense. With Havarti cheese, mango, basil and balsamic glaze, this melted sandwich sounded like the absolute perfect combination. In the grocery store, I took the liberty to add an additional taste to the mix: ham. With all of the ingredients combined beautifully in a gooey, melted creation, we knew that it would be a delightful treat.
When I first took a bite of this sandwich, I was so impressed by Dan’s sandwich insight. Never would I have thought to put mango on a ham and cheese sandwich. However, it was such a magnificent blend that it just made sense. The juice of the mango, paired with the savory, melted cheese worked incredibly well. I loved how the basil and the mango gave the sandwich’s taste a delicious twist. This simple sandwich was so powerful and got us so excited to make it again and again.
Easily, the best thing about this mango melt is that it is almost effortless to make. When I say effortless, I mean, effortless! It was as simple as throwing a bunch of unexpected ingredients on bread and heating it up so that it becomes a tasty melt. After we combined all of the ingredients on the bread and placed the sandwich on our grill to melt, we had an amazingly yummy meal in minutes.
Most likely, our desire to make these recent meals infused with fruit is due to the fact that we are longing for summer. We love how simple and fresh summer dishes can be. Because of all of the rain and cold weather we have been experiencing here, summer meals have been calling our names. We love how fresh and creative we can be with meals that highlight fruits and vegetables. This one was both amazing and easy, making us crave warm, summer days even more. Since summer is nowhere in sight, we can recreate the idea of summer and devour an amazing mango melt. If you are wanting summer to come quickly as well, this fun melt will definitely do the trick!