Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mango Avocado Salsa

I'm kind of a mango newbie. I recently discovered them, and have subsequently been devouring them. I say I recently discovered them because I recently learned how to extract the fruit from the peel. Funny story...

Back when I was first learning how to cook (about 6 years ago) it seemed like everything I cooked with was an experiment. I remembering wanting to try a grilled halibut with mango salsa recipe. I bought a lovely, plump mango from the Whole Foods down the street from the apartment in Portland, OR that I shared with my future hubby. Sheesh, did I take that for granted. Anyhoo, I brought the mango home and it didn't even cross my mind to Google how to cut it up. I just a took a knife to it. In the end, it looked like a scene from "Dexter" except instead of blood spatter, it was mango-guts splatter. I was peeved, the meal was scrapped, and I left mangoes alone for a long time. Till now.

This stuff is goooood. So good in fact, I found myself rustling around for the tortilla chips and sneaking bites of this salsa before I served it for dinner. And then I kept sneaking bites of it after dinner. Yum-me! It's sweet, it's salty, and it's spicy, all at the same time. A fiesta for your mouth, if you will. I served this on grilled tilapia, but I strongly suspect it would be fantastic on any other white fish, chicken, or even as an appetizer with chips.

Don't make me tell you twice now! Go make this!


1 avocado, peeled and quartered
1 mango, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 small red onion, halved
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1 jalapeno, seeds and membrane removed
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt


1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse lightly until salsa has reached desired texture. Add more salt to taste. Chill 30 minutes before serving.

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart


  1. I've never tasted avacado but I have to admit this looks pretty tempting.

    1. !!! I can't believe you've never had an avocado, you are missing out! I say go forth, track one down, slice it right up, and devour it. You'll thank me :)