I can’t tell you how much I love grilling season. There’s something about sitting outside in the late afternoon. The smell of the BBQ, working its magic. Kids running around with Nerf guns. Friends and drinks. LOVE it! Love it all. I’m lucky enough to live in an area where we can do this all year long, but we don’t. One of my absolute favorite eats during this time is Avocado Mango Salsa.
I’m a bit of a mango snob. My aunt in Tabasco, Mexico has a mango tree in her front yard. My memories of Tabasco include eating a lot of mango and different types of mangoes. Needless to say, it is my favorite fruit. So sweet and so juicy. To be eaten next to a sink, of course, for easy cleanup. That or lots of paper towels. This salsa is paired with my other favorite fruit, the avocado. Yes, the avocado is a FRUIT! Remember that for your next game of Trivial Pursuit. These two together are a match made in yummy heaven.
We like to add chili powder to our fruit in Mexico. It only makes sense to add some heat to this salsa. You don’t want to add huge, enormous chunks of jalapeño to your Avocado Mango Salsa. Finely minced jalapeño will add flavor but won’t send anyone to the water fountain. If you remove the seeds and the membranes from inside, you’ll decrease the heat even more.
My son can eat this entire bowl of Avocado Mango Salsa. Like I said, it’s delicious! He can also handle spicy food. He’s MY son, after all. If you’re making this for a party and there will be little ones present, warn them and their parents. Kids immediately associate mango with sweet and not necessarily spicy. Serve with tortilla chips, or use as a topping for fish or chicken. iRiquísimo!
- 1 avocado, cubed
- 1 mango, cubed
- ¼ c red onion, finely chopped
- ½ jalapeño, finely minced
- ¼ cup cilantro
- Juice of 1 lime
- In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.
- Serve with tortilla chips.