Do you love avocados? I remember, as a kid, I wanted NOTHING to do with them. As an adult, I still haven’t learned to like them plain. I think it’s more about the texture than anything else, because they don’t actually have much flavor, on their own. Why am I bothering to share this childish lack of enthusiasm over a simple fruit, with you, today? Mainly because I know there are those of you, out there, who feel just like me. And what I’m about to tell you is going to blow your mind! (So, put a hat on, or something, to keep the mess to a minimum. )
I can’t get enough of this recipe. Really! It’s loaded with avocados, and the powerhouse of nutrients they provide; plus, the way it tastes makes, me drool just typing about it! What’s it taste like? It tastes like more! Once you start, it will be hard not to keep eating and there are so many ways to enjoy it! Trust me on this one. You cannot pre-judge this dish on your preconceived notions about avocados. This fabulous avocado salsa will change all you believe in the universe – ok – at least all you believe about avocados.
It’s fantastic news that my family, and myself, enjoy this recipe so much. Avocados are one of those superfoods that really NEED to be in our diets. Here’s why. Avocados are rich in heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fats. They are a great source of fiber; and that dark green layer, just below the skin, provides a healthy source of complete protein. It’s actually the highest protein content of any fruit on earth. (Yup! The seed is inside. That makes them a fruit.) Avocados help our bodies absorb fat soluble antioxidants, like beta-carotene and lycopene. They are excellent sources of Vitamin C, folate and Vitamin K. Avocados contain more potassium than bananas, and to top it all off, they are sodium- and cholesterol-free. It would be silly not to eat them, right? So finding delicious ways to incorporate them into my family’s diet, just took on a whole new importance and this recipe is one of the simple ways I can make healthy changes without anyone feeling deprived. It is only slightly altered from the recipe that inspired me, over at Chef-In-Training. I hope you enjoy it, as much as we do!
We have also eaten this salsa on breakfast pita sandwiches. We filled whole grain pitas with this salsa, scrambled egg, some crumbled bacon, and grated cheese. Fabulous! We’ve also eaten it on burritos or on top of chicken taco salads. I’m sure there are tons of phenomenal ways to serve it! What creative ideas do you have for incorporating avocados and all the healthy benefits they provide, into your family’s meal plan? Do you have a favorite recipe that uses avocados? I look forward to hearing about it!
This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday.