Fun summer appetizer: Mango salsa


ND-0702- Fun Summer Appetizer

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Spice up your weekend festivities with this super-fruit salsa.  Take grilled chicken or fish up a notch in flavor and nutrition at your Fourth of July gathering with this mango and avocado salsa. This salsa’s star ingredient is the super-fruit mango, which is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, is a good source of fiber and also adds a delicious hint of tropical flavor to the menu. For more, visit

Mango and avocado salsa

Prep time: 10 minutes

Servings: 8

2 firm but ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and diced

2 firm but ripe avocadoes, peeled, pitted and diced

2 tablespoons serrano pepper, seeded and minced

1/4 cup red onion, diced

1/4 cup red pepper, diced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1 lime, zested and juiced

1 teaspoon chile powder

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Combine all ingredients. Allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving to allow flavors to blend. Serving suggestions: Pairs well with grilled chicken or grilled fish, such as tuna or Mahi Mahi. Also can be served with chips as a fun appetizer.

Nutritional information per serving: 112 calories; 1 g protein; 13 g carbohydrates; 7 g fat (54 percent of calories from fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium; 325 mg potassium; 2 g fiber.