An avocado and a mango walk into a bar…wait wrong story. A couple of years back, Jason traveled to El Salvador on a surf trip with friends. They stayed in a house on the beach with a staff that cooked three meals a day. (lucky surfers) Every day, after a long surf session Jason and the rest of the guys would feast on either some sort of fresh fish or chicken topped with a “mango salsa”, for lack of a better description. The thing is, my husband wouldn’t even eat mango until this trip! When he came home, all Jason could talk about was how good the fresh mango salsa had been. Of course I had to make it, right? Shortly after I made a dinner of grilled tilapia topped with my faux El Salvadorian salsa and to this day it remains one of our favorite healthy meals.
Mango Avocado Salsa
Makes about 1 1/2 cups
1 ripe mango peeled
1 ripe avocado
the juice of 1 lime
sea salt & pepper to taste
1. Peel and dice the mango and avocado and combine in a medium sized bowl.
2. Squeeze the lime juice over fruit.
3. Remove the seeds and ribs of the jalepeno, mince and add to the avocado mixture. (You may add less jalapeno if you want less spice)
4. Gently mix salsa together and season to taste with salt and pepper.
5. Serve spooned atop grilled fish or chicken.
Avocado– The avocado is an excellent source of nutrients, including monunsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats can help you to lower the levels of cholesterol in the blood, which is why they are recommended instead of saturated fats.
Mango– Mangoes supply a healthy dose of vitamin A, folic acid and fiber.
* Please note: I am not a dietician. All statements about healthy eating are based on my own research and opinions. If you have questions or concerns I recommend doing your own research or asking your doctor. None of this information is intended for weight loss but rather for healthy living eating whole foods.