When the Bear and I bought our first house a few years ago, I was fortunate that it came with an 80 year old avocado tree in the back yard. It’s one of the perks of living in an old house. Though our house is small (1030 sq ft) as was normal in the 1920s, it has a ton of charm. But I digress…
My love for avocado didn’t start when we purchased our first house. Nope, as a child I grew up in a small village called Fallbrook, the safe-proclaimed avocado capital of the world. Fallbrook is known for its large rolling avocado fields. Fallbrook even has an annual Avocado Festival, where you can find avocado fudge and avocado ice cream. Basically, if you can eat it, they found a way to put avocado in it! As a child, instead of a silver spoon in my mouth, there was probably an avocado.
So I present to you, as heritage to my routes, this Mango Avocado Salsa!
- 1 mango
- 1 large avocado or 2 medium avocados
- 1 lime
- 1 handful of cilantro
- 1 jalapeño
- ½ red onion
- Dice the mango, avocado, jalapeño, and red onion. Run the knife through the cilantro. Combine in a large bowl. Squeeze lime juice over the ingredients and toss until all ingredients are combined.
- Serve with flax seed tortilla chips or chips of choice.
Avocados aren’t just tasty. They are quite healthy too. Even Thing 1 and Thing 2 love them. However, avocado peels are not good for dogs, so we have to take the avocados away from them and replace them with a treat. I think they have caught on because there is an avocado waiting for us every evening after work.
Reason for eating avocado:
- Lowers blood cholesterol levels
- Folic acid
- Pantothenic acid
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B6
- Viamin C
- Vitamin E
Always eat avocado in moderation, as they are high in fat! Even the healthy fat can make you fat.
With summer around the corner, what salsa do you enjoy for outdoor fiestas?