Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Strawberry and Avocado Salsa

I eat with my eyes. I love bright, and fresh foods that look as good as they taste. That's why when I saw this simple recipe in my May issue of Cooking Light, I had to try it.


*2 teaspoons canola oil *1 1/2 cups peeled ripe avocado *1 cup chopped strawberries *2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro *1 table spoon minced, and seeded, Hungarian wax pepper (or jalapeno which is a little hotter) *2 teaspoons fresh lime juice *season to taste with sea salt

I really liked how this salsa brought out the tart nature of the strawberry rather than the sweet. Served with cinnamon and sugar pita chips this was a perfect Spring day snack.

1. Dice your cilantro, and seeded wax pepper (I threw the pepper in the food processor to get it into a really fine chop).

2. Chop your strawberries into small bite sized pieces then do the same to the avocado. 

3. Mix the cilantro, strawberry, and peppers in a bowl with the canola oil and lime juice.

4. Gently add the avocado last so you don't end up with a film of avocado mush on everything. Salt and serve.


The Cooking Light recipe included instructions to make your own cinnamon tortilla chips. Because I was in a hurry to use my avocados before they over ripened I bought these instead. They were so good we couldn't stop eating them. I was instructed never to buy them again because we would devour them too quickly.

13 comments:

  1. My two favorite foods in one dish. I need to try this!

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  2. Wow. Looks tasty. I've never thought of using strawberries in guacamole, just salsa. Sounds like an excellent flavor combination!

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  3. Great marriage of flavors! So genius and so healthy too.

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  4. Ohhh my mouth is seriously watering over here Michelle! I have to try this.

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  5. Definitely going to try this one! It looks absolutely delicious :)

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  6. This looks so delicious! Thank you for the introduction- I would have NEVER put strawberries and avos together!

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  7. this sounds amazing! would never have thought of adding a sweat element like this, but now i have to try it!

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  8. Oh my! Two of my favorites foods- strawberries and avocado- together! Yum!

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  9. I can't wait to make this, thanks for sharing!

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  10. I make a similar salad: but use avocado, strawberries, lime juice, salt and pepper, along with green grapes and shredded coconut! Fab :)

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