Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe
Mango Avocado Salsa is sweet and tangy, with just a hint of spice, and no raw onions or jalapenos, making it totally a kid-friendly condiment. Use it on tacos, on top of chicken or fish, or as a gluten free appetizer with some chips for dipping. It also makes a fantastic gluten-free Cinco de Mayo food!
First published on May 24, 2012. Updated March 29, 2016. Go check out the photos in the original Mango Avocado Salsa post! It’s almost embarrassing!
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Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe
As long as my kids aren’t just being stubborn or just being finicky, I typically try to respect their true food dislikes. The big one won’t eat tomatoes. The little one won’t eat avocado. But they both LOVE mango. Years ago, I made mango avocado salsa all the time, but I guess I got out of the habit. Well, it was time to reintroduce this old favorite and see if I could make it a new family staple all over again.
It totally worked!
The tomato-hater devoured it.
The avocado-hater devoured it.
And me, the raw onion-hater devoured it. Well, that’s because I left them out. Unlike other salsa recipes, I wanted to make this kid-friendly. And, well, me-friendly since raw onions and jalapenos and I do not get along. There’s a little bit of spice from chili powder, a pinch of smoky cumin, and the zing of the lime just pulls everything together (and keeps the avocado from turning brown).
Guys, this Mango Avocado Salsa recipe couldn’t be easier to make. Chop, squeeze, and mix. If you have time, you can let it sit in the fridge a bit. But in just minutes you have a sweet, slightly spicy, tangy, and fresh dip or topping that’s healthy, gluten free, vegan, paleo – the whole nine yards. And it’s totally kid-approved!
We make this Mango Avocado Salsa recipe to add to everything and anything.
Spoon it on grilled chicken, stuff it into omelets or quesadillas, and of course just dip some chips. It’s also fabulous on my Fish Stick Tacos and Tropical Shrimp Salad. It also inspired this Mango Avocado Quinoa Chicken Salad because we just love the flavor combo so much.
If you’d like to try another fruity salsa recipe, my friends have plenty for you to choose from!
Blueberry, Strawberry, and Jicama Salsa from Two Peas and Their Pod is fresh and fruity with a bit of crunch. Perfect for summer! Pineapple Salsa from Bless this Mess is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. You can even serve it right out of the pineapple for a fun “bowl”. The easy Strawberry Salsa recipe from She Wears Many Hats can go from appetizers to dessert. The kids would love it as an after-school snack. And if you don’t know what fruit to choose, the Spicy Fruit Salsa from The View From Great Island is the way to go. There’s berries, grapes, citrus and more.
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Avocado Mango Salsa
An easy fruit salsa recipe that's kid-friendly. Perfect for chicken, fish tacos, dipping chips and more.
- 1 mango, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 avocado, chopped (about 1 cup)
- 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes (I like to use grape tomatoes)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1-2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- A few grinds of pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. I like to squeeze the lime over it right after I cut the avocado to keep it from turning brown.
- If you have time, let it sit in the fridge for a little while to let the flavors blend before eating.
- Serve on tacos, salad, grilled meats or fish, inside quesadillas or omelets, or just with chips.
Adapted from Cooking Light.
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