Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mango Avocado Salsa, delicious!

I can be found in almost any room in the house working on projects EXCEPT for the Kitchen. The kitchen is one place I am lacking serious skills... let's just say when you ask J what he wants for dinner he is quick to say Mac & Cheese or pizza, as these are the Stephens staples for dinner.

However, I have a couple recipes for guacamole and salsa that I absolutely LOVE. I have made this salsa quite a few times and each time I make it differently, so it's pretty easy for you to make your own adaption to it.

I'll share with you the "original" recipe I made the first time I created it, but also will notate the changes I've made over the past year, and how it's made now.

2 Mangoes {Diced}
2 Avocados {Diced}
8 Slicing Tomatoes {Diced}
Jalapeno Pepper {Minced}
1 cup Cilantro
6 Garlic Cloves {Minced}
2 tsp Salt {I like to use Kosher Salt}
1/4 cup Lime Juice
1/2 cup Red Onion
1/4 cup + 2Tbl Olive Oil

{My side notes}
*When I can I use fresh Cilantro, but I have it in my spice rack for those times I'm a little too lazy to chop up the fresh stuff
*I only add jalapeno when my husband will be enjoying it too, otherwise I prefer no spice
*I sometimes use white onion if that's what I have on hand, red onion is pretty once in the salsa though
*I cut the recipe in half when making a smaller batch, {as I did for this one}
it still is enough for an afternoon of about 4 people.

Let's Begin
1. Dice the mango, avocado, and tomatoes,
and mince the jalapeno, cilantro, and garlic

Tip for cutting up Mango for salsa: Hold the Mango vertical, and cut off the 4 sides.
Then make vertical cuts through the mango up until the skin, and repeat with horizontal cuts.
Then push the skin forward making the mango pieces separate {like seen in picture}
then just take your knife and cut off the chunks as close to the skin as possible

I like making my tomato pieces pretty large, but it's really up to you the size you'd like!

2 .Combine all these ingredients in a bowl

3. Stir in salt, lime juice, red onion and olive oil.

4. Pair up with your favorite chips... and ENJOY!

{Refrigerate for about a half hour to really let the flavors mix}

Anyone else have easy to make favorite recipes that are great for summer? Please share! I always like new ideas


  1. Okay, this sounds really yummy! I might have to try it. Hard to think of summer recipes yet here. We're having a tremendous thunder storm and it is cool out there.


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