Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Island Inspired: Tropical Salsa/Salad

If you read my last post then you know about my pretend island....and no it's not weird that a 30-somthin' lady is playing pretend.  As the Mythbusters say "I reject your reality, and substitute my own"...I know, I know....just humor me.  

So call this a salsa, or call it a salad; whatever you call it - it's gooooood.  It was one of those what-do-I-have-in-my-pantry-at-this-very-moment situations.  A chopped jalapeno would be a nice addition...I didn't have one, so I used a few shakes of hot sauce.  Also, there are no tomatoes in this salsa - a nice big fat heirloom tomato would also work - but they aren't available right now, but when they are....whoooaa Mama!!

I basically just stated chopping whatever was in my possession, and not fine dicey-chop -  I'm talking a nice honkin'- chunky chop.  I was just in one of those moods, I guess.

The mango and the orange lend a sweetness; the lime, onion, and cilantro a nice savory contrast; all wrapped up in creamy avocado.  We had this along side those beans and rice, and then again with chips & a couple of Red Stripes.  

Now, back to my Island......

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Island Inspired:  Tropical Salsa/Salad
makes 4 servings

1 large mango, about 1 1/2 cups chopped
1 med orange, about 1/2 cup chopped
1 large avocado, about 2/3 cup chopped
2 TBS red onion, finely diced
2 TBS cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 lime, juiced
few dashes of hot sauce
salt & pepper to taste

Mix chopped mango, orange and avocado; fold in onion, and cilantro.  Top with lime juice, hot sauce, salt and pepper, toss to coat.
Serve with lime wedges.

I have shared this on:
Cast Party Wednesday, Lady Behind the Curtain
What's Cooking Wednedsay, Buns In My Oven
Fluster Muster Party, Fluster Buster
Wicked Good Wednesdays, I Love My Disorganized Life & 365Days Of Baking
The Humble Brag, One Project Closer
Foodie Friday, Simple Living & Eating, and Home Maid Simple
Mix It Up Monday, Flour Me With Love
Mop It Up Monday, I Should Be Mopping The Foor
Two Cup Tuesday, Pint Sized Baker


  1. WOW!! Yummy! I've pinned this. I'd love you to come link this up at my Pin Me Linky Party that starts Friday morning at 8am CST.

  2. Just pinned this. Linking from Simple Living and Eating.

  3. Feels like summer just reading through your recipe Kim. Thanks for sharing your salsa with us on foodie friday.

  4. Wow! This looks so good! I am from the Caribbean island of Jamaica. I am now a Follower of your Blog. Have a wonderful week.

    1. Thank you Judy! I have never been to the Caribbean, it's on my bucket list.

  5. This would be great dining al fresco! Thanks for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I've pinned this for later.



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