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Chunky Avocado Salsa for a Heart-Healthy Cinco de Mayo

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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 a delicious one to follow:

Chunky Avocado Salsa

Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 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 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, finely crushed
  • Big pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Toss all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Let sit for an hour to allow the flavors to mix. Enjoy!
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