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Chunky Avocado Salsa for a Heart-Healthy Cinco de Mayo

By JulieVR |

I worked late the other night, and came home with no dinner plans. Fortunately there were two avocados at their buttery smooth peak in the fruit bowl, and so I sliced and tossed them with some minced purple onion, a handful of halved grape tomatoes, some fresh cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice, drizzle of oil, a big clove of garlic and sprinkle of salt, and we scooped up the lot with corn chips. It was almost as if I had planned it that way. Healthy and fresh, it’s a perfect snack for Cinco de Mayo.

The great thing about salsa is that you really don’t need a recipe – just add ingredients to the bowl as you chop, adjusting quantities to suit your taste.

If you’d prefer a recipe, here’s one to follow:

Chunky Avocado Salsa

1-2 ripe avocados, pitted and roughly chopped
1/2-1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (or more or less to taste)
1/4 cup chopped purple onion
juice of half a lime
2-3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1-2 garlic cloves, finely crushed
big pinch salt

Toss everything together in a bowl and let sit for an hour to allow the flavours to get to know each other. Makes about 2 cups.

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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of five best-selling cookbooks, food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a CBC Radio columnist and a freelance writer. Her award-winning blog, Dinner with Julie documents life in her home kitchen in Canada with her husband and 7-year-old son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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