Summer Salsa

Yesterday I brought this wonderful summer salsa to Easter brunch with The Boyfriend’s family. Not only did The Boyfriend and I want to eat it all before we took it over, but it was also a big hit with the rest of the family. It’s not very spicy, but tastes incredibly light and fresh. I will definitely be making this one all summer long!

Summer Salsa

Refreshing with a little kick!

I originally got this recipe from a Nancy Bennett, a nutritionist work with. She’s fabulous (especially with construction workers) and so are her recipes. Not only does this stuff taste fresh and delicious, but it’s pretty good for you too!



  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup ripe mango, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup jicama, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the avocado, mango, jalapeño pepper, and jicama. Remember that this is salsa, so you want everything chopped fairly small.

    Mix ingredients

    Next time, I’ll chop the mango & avocado a little smaller

  2. Squeeze in lime juice

    Lime Juice

    Using your hand to squeeze limes works fine too, I just happen to have a fancy lime squeezer

  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  4. Mix in the cilantro

    Add Cilantro

    I put in a little less cilantro than called for. I’ll probably put in about a 1/3-cup next time

  5. Let salsa sit at least 20 minutes for flavors to meld before serving (this makes a big difference!)

    Summer Salsa


Yields approximately 3 cups, or 12 1/4-cup servings (35 calories each). Here’s the recipe for saving & printing: Summer Salsa


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