Orange Avocado Salsa is a citrus salsa that can be served as a condiment with chips or as a super topping for grilled chicken or fish. A super-fresh salsa with wonderful flavors combining fresh oranges, jalapeno, cilantro, avocado and lime.
So light, giving an amazing refreshing taste in every bite. Not to mention its a super-snack that contains one super food "the avocado."
It is so different from the traditional salsas we usually make. I love the fact it's so kid-friendly, simple, and refreshing, only 60 calories per serving. Love that!
Over the weekend, we had some friends over for lunch and I made the fresh orange avocado salsa again as an appetizer and served it with tortilla chips. My friend Nicole brought over her amazing arugula salad which was delicious! Nicole LOVES anything vegan, so she really enjoyed the salsa, and even her twin boys loved it too!
Nutrition Facts (per 1/4 cup serving):
60 calories, 4g total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 8g carbs, 1g protein, 3g fiber, and 4g sugar.
Fresh Orange Avocado Salsa
- 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tsp. agave or honey
- 1 garlic clove- minced
- 2 navel oranges
- 2 Tbsp. red onion- finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro-chopped
- 1 firm, ripe avocado - diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: 1 jalapeno, seeded - finely diced
Whisk the lime juice with honey and garlic. Set aside.
Peel the oranges and remove pith with a pairing knife.
Remove segments and dice into half-inch pieces.
Mix the next three ingredients in small bowl and toss with oranges.
Gently fold in the lime mixture and avocado.
Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Yields: about 2.5 cups
Recipe adapted from House Calls Magazine Summer 2013