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.

Hmmmm

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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    Jamal

    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! Reply

    Emilie

    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? Reply

    roni

    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. Reply

    Theresa

    July 13, 2012

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

    roni

    July 13, 2012

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

    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! Reply

    Emilie

    July 13, 2012

    Thanks! Reply

    Richard

    July 15, 2012

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

    sarah

    July 15, 2012

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