Cinco de Mayo got me in a salsa kind of mood.
There is something so incredibly delicious about homemade salsa. The freshness of the ingredients cannot be beat, and the way the flavors meld together is absolutely delectable.
Typical fresh salsa (what most people think of as call pico de gallo) includes tomatoes (great source of lycopene for antioxidants), onions (full of nutrients for heart health and insulin resistance), and jalapeños (its spice factor, capsaicin, is currently being studied for its effect on decreasing inflammation and contributing to weight loss). Homemade salsa with this list of nutritional ingredients is pretty darn good for you!
Now, do what I have done and add mango and avocado.
I just took salsa to a whole new level.
The combination of spicy jalapeño and sweet mango is addicting, and the avocado just brings it all together. I have eaten this salsa with chips, on top of salads, and by the spoonful. It would also be incredibly tasty atop a filet of fish. Who knew salsa could be so versatile!
Mango & Avocado Salsa
- 1 medium mango, chopped
- 1 ripe avocado, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1/2 large jalapeño, diced
- 2 fresh limes
- Cilantro, to taste
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Garlic clove, crushed (optional)
If you pre-chop all the ingredients the recipe comes together super fast. Place all the ingredients into a bowl, squeeze the juice of two limes on top. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and fold the ingredients together. Easy as that!