Grilled Avocado with Fresh Mango Strawberry Salsa
Does your appetite shift with the seasons? Mine does. The higher the temperature goes, the more I gravitate toward dishes like this grilled avocado with mango-strawberry salsa–which tastes divine. Its my favorite type of cooking: all fresh ingredients. There are lots of vitamins and minerals in this dish so Id think the health benefits of this combo would be pretty impressive, too. Just the avocados boast nearly 20 vitamins per serving. The avocado tastes almost nutty when it is grilled. Partnering that nutty flavor with the zesty-sweet salsa is totally satisfying. There is something about the monounsaturated fat (thats the good kind) plus the fiber in avocados that helps you feel full longer.
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I make the salsa before we heat up the grill.
This is my method:
- 1 mango
- 10 hulled strawberries
- ¼ large red onion
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
- Juice from one lime
- Chop the first four ingredients.
1. Heat the grill.
2. Wash the soft, ripe avocados and cut them in half. Remove the pits.
3. Brush with olive oil.
4. Grill with the cover down for about 4 minutes.
5. Top with heaping spoonfuls of the salsa.
Use a spoon to eat this so you dont miss a single piece!
A couple of tips:
- Most avocados you buy at the store arent ripe, but they ripen on your countertop in 4-5 days. The outside skins become dark purple, almost black and they yield to gentle pressure. Thats when theyre ready to eat. Or refrigerate.
- A ripe mango feels kind of like a ripe avocado (or peach) and it becomes sweeter and softer the longer it is at room temperature. Some mangos have a red/rosy peel, but that doesnt have anything to do with its ripeness. Put them in the fridge once theyre ripe if you dont eat them right away.
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