Mango Avocado Salsa

April 4, 2012

in Soups, Salads & Sides

Mango Avocado Salsa

Lately, I’ve been loving turning appetizer types of foods into main meals. For example: hummus and veggie sticks for dinner. It’s quick, satisfying, and leaves me more time to work on my gluten-free baking. Or to catch up on episodes of New Girl. Whatever.

Mango Avocado Dip

Mashed avocado on toast is also a go-to meal for me when I don’t really feel like cooking, but I’ve been eating that for months (seriously, I am obsessed). However, even that gets old after a while. This week, I set out to change things up a bit, while still keeping with my need for something simple and easy. Oh, and it had to involve avocado, preferably in dip form. I’m not that sick if it.

Avocado Mango Salsa

When I saw mangoes at TJ’s this weekend, I knew I needed to use them in some sort of a salsa. Every time I buy  them, Aaron always tells me how mangoes make him gag and how he absolutely cannot eat them. Apparently, he spent two weeks in Morocco as a kid and basically subsisted on them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Of course, I did what I normally do and bought them anyway, and threw an extra one in my cart for good measure. Who doesn’t like mango?!

Chips and Salsa

In order to make the salsa, I finely diced the mango and avocado, threw in some chopped cilantro and grape tomatoes, and covered everything in a generous squeeze of lime juice. I served it with some TJ’s brown rice tortillas, cut into chips and baked at 350 for ten minutes. The tortillas are terrible when it comes to making wraps, but they make the best chips – super crispy and I love the subtle flavor.

I told Aaron this was dinner, placed the chips and salsa on the table, and walked away for a few minutes to do some dishes. And what do you know? In the span of five minutes, he ate more than half of the bowl and had to “take a break” so that I could have some too.

Mango Avocado Lime Salsa

Next time, I plan on dividing it into two bowls. Better safe than sorry.

Mango Avocado Salsa
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Recipe type: Appetizer or Main
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Serves: about 2 Cups
 
As an appetizer or a main meal, this salsa is bright, flavorful, and too easy not to make. All it’s missing is a margarita to drink between bites.
Ingredients
  • 1 C. Diced Mango
  • 1 Medium Avocado, peeled, pitted & diced
  • ⅓ C. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • ⅓ C. Organic Grape Tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Tbs. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice (approximately 1 lime)
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the mango, avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, and lime juice.
  2. Toss to combine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy!
Notes
If you want to add some heat, a little finely diced jalapeno pepper would be a nice addition. This recipe could very easily be used to make a mango avocado guacamole instead of a salsa. Simply pulse the mango and avocado in a food processor before mixing in the other ingredients.

 

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Aylin @ Glow Kitchen April 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Mashed avocado on toast with some garlic salt is basically the only thing I had for lunch for months. Looks so good!

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Taylor @ Nuts for Apples April 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Yum I love mango season! This salsa is mouth watering!

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Lily @ Lilywanderlust.com April 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Just one look at the mango salsa made me so hungry! A perfect easy dip for hosting ladies night and the like… thanks for sharing!

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Amanda April 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I thought the same thing – I think it would be great to serve at get-togethers!

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen April 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Unless you’re allergic, there’s no excuse to not like mango! This looks so summery, love it!

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Lindsey April 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Mango Avocado salsa is my favorite! Such a great dish for summer!

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Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau April 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Ha! I just had carrot sticks, hummus and pita for lunch! It’s just too easy, especially when you’ve already made a mess of the kitchen for blog stuff.

Now, this mango and avocado salsa? I’d gladly make a mess of my kitchen for this stuff, several times over. How can anything with mango be less than p-p-perfect??

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Amanda April 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I’ve had hummus, carrot sticks, and tortilla chips for lunch for the past several days. It’s been awesome – minimal prep time and dishes!

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Kait April 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm

You know ataulfo mangos are on sale for $1 at WF this week, right?! ;)

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Amanda April 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm

I realized that after I spent close to $3/mango at TJ’s. Win some, lose some.

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Kait April 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Don’t feel bad…they JUST went on sale today! :) So now you can eat moer of this.

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Amanda April 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Oh good! I saw a couple of days ago that WF had mangos on sale for a lot cheaper than TJ’s…they must have been a different kind. Regardless, hooray for mango season!

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Kait April 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm

The ataulfos were at WF for $2/3 until this week (4/4-4/10) when they’re on sale for $1 ea! They are a different kind but I like them better because they are less stringy!

Judy August 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I went to a local produce auction purchased 3 cases of mangos 7 to a case for $3 a case. What does one do with 21 magos?

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Amanda August 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Wow, that’s a great deal! So many options…salsa, smoothies, coconut milk mango lassi…I’d probably end up chopping some up and freezing it and also sharing the wealth with friends. Not a bad problem to have! :)

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katie @KatieDid April 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm

such fresh flavors, lovely! So springy too.

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Rhonda (@diningalone) April 4, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I would totally love this, minus the cilantro because I am one of ‘those’ cilantro people :) Even my husband likes mangoes!

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Amanda April 4, 2012 at 7:11 pm

You can certainly leave out the cilantro. :)

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Abby April 5, 2012 at 12:16 am

Had something very similar for lunch today. Homemade mango salsa over roasted sweet potatoes and carrots with a half an avocado on top. YUM! Super filling, fresh and tasty.

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Amanda April 5, 2012 at 12:19 am

That sounds so good! Anything involving sweet potatoes is a win in my book.

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Gena April 5, 2012 at 2:13 am

I adore mango avocado salsa! One of my faves, and yours is beautiful.

By the way, so glad you’re doing the CSD for a bit! I’m proud to be in that book, and though I don’t adhere to all of it myself (I don’t have gluten allergies, nor do I forgo coffee) I love the principles and think it’s an inspiring kick start. xo

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Amanda April 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

Thanks, Gena! Yes – I saw a few of your recipes in the CSD book! I made your chocolate avocado pudding the other week and it was absolutely heavenly. The book is definitely inspiring and I’ve felt so much more energized, balanced, etc. since I started eating more in line with it.

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Sailaja April 5, 2012 at 3:11 am

Lovely and refreshing recipe. I do make mango salsa little bit different way. Great clicks.

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Amanda April 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

Thanks, Sailaja. :)

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myfudo April 5, 2012 at 6:18 am

Yummy! I am thinking of adding cheese on top since my daughter adores cheese…I hope it wont ruin the taste. =)

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Cadry April 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

This sounds delicious! I love the fresh sweetness of mango with the creaminess of avocado. I’m glad you were able to give Aaron a helpful nudge back to the land of mango love! :D

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Richa@HobbyandMore April 6, 2012 at 12:02 am

i am waiting to pick up some juicy mangoes.. the salsa looks gorgeous!

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Amanda April 6, 2012 at 12:39 am

They’re on sale at Whole Foods this week if you have a store near you!

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Kevyn Holden April 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Mango is one of my favorite fruits. Avocado is my favorite vegetable. The combination of these two into a salsa is great! I cannot wait to try this recipe out! It looks so delicious and refreshing. My family and I get this salsa that is mango habenero and it is really good but not home made and not as healthy! I love your blog also! Thanks for sharing :)

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Amanda April 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Mango habanero salsa sounds awesome!

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Kait April 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

I added ~1tsp of chili powder and it took it over the top. AMAZING!

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Amanda April 11, 2012 at 1:47 am

Yum! I’ll have to try that next time!

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Kait April 13, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Homemade brown rice tortilla chips…omg friggin HEAVEN. So much better than corn ones IMO. *whew* I just went to heaven.

PS This was the comment I was heading to leave you when you commented. ;)

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Amanda April 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm

They are seriously good. The texture is so much better than other tortillas!

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Sulieti Mau July 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I am glad to have found this recipe and will definitely try it!

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Amanda July 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Awesome! Please report back and let me know what you think of it! :)

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