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The Best Avocado Salsa

May 3, 2013

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If I had to choose one kind of food to eat every day, for every meal, for the rest of my life, I wouldn’t hesitate: Mexican. Gimme some tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tamales, chilaquiles, and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, given that the gooey, cheesy Mexican delights are my favorites I am always looking for healthier alternatives to get the same flavors without all the cholesterol.

And with that, I give you my mom’s recipe for the Best Avocado Salsa!

Combine the following in a bowl:

1 cup finely chopped red onion ($1.09)
1 1/2 cups finely chopped tomatoes, drained ($0.92)
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro ($0.50)
1 – 2 limes; juiced ($0.67)
2 jalapeño peppers finely chopped (use more or less depending on your tolerance for some heat) ($0.15)
– Salt and pepper, to taste
2 to 3 avocados; cubed ($3.75)

Total = $6.99 (Of note, most items were on sale given expected festivities around this weekend’s major holiday.)

P.S. You can also make it mango salsa by swapping out the avocados for 2 mangos.

Yum. Isn’t it pretty? This is a super affordable and healthy alternative for your Cinco de Mayo feast. Serve as a dip, over fish or in tacos or burritos.

What are your favorite Mexican foods, recipes or cocktails? Will you be celebrating with a little fiesta this weekend?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2013 2:20 pm

    Hi Angela I am a new friend of heather (and gordon) and she showed me your blog. I too could eat Mexican food every day, all day! Keep up the good work. 🙂

    • Angela permalink*
      May 7, 2013 2:23 pm

      It’s the best! Hope you try the recipe out soon. 🙂

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