This Mango Avocado Salsa is a fresh and healthy dip that you’ll want to eat all summer!
Bring on the summer color.
I’m always a little sad to say goodbye to warm, heavy winter meals like casseroles and stuffed shells. Still, I can get really excited about the colorful summer produce that will soon be available to me.
Remember this rainbow feta flatbread? OMG so much color!
Maybe you know that (natural) color = nutrients. And that’s so exciting!
Buuuuut, I also think color = flavor. And texture. And summertime happiness.
The yellow/orange of this mango means plenty of Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and antioxidants. Ripe mangos are also juicy, sweet, and pair well with so many flavors.
For a real color and flavor explosion, this mango avocado salsa would be perfect served on top of these vegetarian chipotle enchiladas with butternut squash and black beans or my vegan tempeh tacos. We’re full of healthy ideas today!
I have a whole post where I show you how to ripen avocados so they turn out perfect every time. Basically you’ll want to buy them rock hard and keep them in a brown paper bag for a few days until they give to gentle pressure.
How do I cut a mango?
Mangos can be tricky if you don’t know how to choose and handle them. I like picking mangoes that are deep red and green and give a bit to gentle pressure.
If you’re looking for more information on choosing and cutting a mango (or have a love for below-par food photography), you can check out this post I wrote years ago about how to cut a mango!
Tips for customizing:
- Swap the diced jalapeño for one diced serrano pepper for a little extra heat
- Add a sprinkling of chili powder for extra flavor and spice
- Add one plum tomato, seeded and diced, to the mix
- If you’re not a fan of cilantro you can leave it out
- Serve with my crispy baked black bean tacos or vegetarian chorizo nachos
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Mango Avocado Salsa
- 1 mango, skin removed and cubed
- 1 avocado, cubed
- 1 jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Coarse kosher salt, to taste
- 1 lime, juiced
- Place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir gently to combine.