Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Avocado Orange Salsa

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Yesterday for lunch I wanted something fun, and tasty and, well, “summery.”

I happen to have a bunch of clementines so that’s where I started.

Oranges are fun and tasty and summery. Right?

Now, to make them into a meal.


Thankfully because of this “Little Guy” I have something on hand I never really ate regularly before…

Avocado Orange Salsa - avocado with Evan

Yup, those be avocado chunks and he has always loved them!

Avocado Orange Salsa - baby eating avocado

I have grown to.

So I sat there with half an avocado and an my orange thinking, why not?

Avocado Orange Salsa I combined them with a few other ingredients I had on hand and came up with a tasty salsa that could be used for pretty much anything. I ended up with tacos.

Here’s what I did and how I used it….

  • 1/2 avocado chopped
  • 1 small tomato chopped (first one from the farm!)
  • 1 small orange or clementine chopped
  • 1 scallion chopped with stem (mine was a purple one)
  • About 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
  • About 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp green chili sauce

Put all the ingredients in a bowl.

Avocado Orange Salsa - ingredients

and toss.

Avocado Orange Salsa - toss

This is the green chili sauce I use.

Avocado Orange Salsa - green chili sauce

LOVE it. Less harsh than the red.

Let everything sit for at least a few minutes and marvel at what you can make with NO COOKING involved.

Avocado Orange Salsa - done

For my lunch I made quick tacos using lettuce, a handful of pinto beans, a scoop of the Avocado Orange Salsa and a sprinkle of fancy shredded Mexican cheese blend.

Avocado Orange Salsa - tacos

They were amazing!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
2 About 3/4 of a cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
115 8g 5g old: 2 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
6g 1g 13g 2g

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    July 12, 2012

    THat looks so good as usual. But u know I have to ask the age old question...."where's the beef?" :-D (j.k). Great recipe as always RN!


    July 13, 2012

    Quick question: did you heat the tacos before eating them? I would want the cheese melted, but does the salsa come out nicely when it's warm?


    July 13, 2012

    I don't know, didn't eat it that way. I liked them chilled. If you are worried about it, melt the cheese then add the avocado. That should work.


    July 13, 2012

    Looks yummy! Maybe with cilantro instead of mint!! I LOVE cilantro!


    July 13, 2012

    If I had some I would have added it with the mint! Loves the mint and orange togther!

    Erin Benfield

    July 13, 2012

    Shut the front door... I seriously just bought some avocados AND clementines two days ago! This just might have to be my lunch today with a few modifications since I don't have any mint or parsley on hand. Thanks!


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    July 15, 2012

    Those tacos look so good I'm hungry just looking at them.


    July 15, 2012

    Great idea! I just made this with cilantro and had it over cold pinto beans-excellent!!!