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Fresh Orange Avocado Salsa

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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.”

This is one irresistible salsa you can serve all year round.  I made it last week and had some leftover, so I used my orange avocado salsa over grilled chicken the next day and it was fabulous to say the least!

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.
Serve immediately.

Yields: about 2.5 cups

Recipe adapted from House Calls Magazine Summer 2013 

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  • Reply
    nicole nadel
    July 24, 2013 at 2:57 am

    The kids look delicious! And I love this recipe! Healthy summery dip instead of those heavy ones people normally serve. Thanks Anna and Liz!!

    • Reply
      July 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks Nicole! Can't wait to do it again!

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    July 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Look at the adorable boys! Digging in – so cute. Great photo. And the recipe looks pretty too. I need to buy more avacodos ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      July 24, 2013 at 1:37 am

      Thank you Tricia! Have a great week!

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