Avocado & Citrus Salsa Fresca
One of my favorite snacks is chips and salsa! There’s something so amazing about the sweet tomatoes with some spice and the crunch from chips! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! One of the best ways to enjoy salsa is making it yourself. Homemade salsa is so simple to make and taste so fresh compared to store bought. Did you know that citrus is a great base for salsa? You’re going to love this Avocado & Citrus Salsa Fresca recipe which features Limoneira grapefruit, orange and lime!
This salsa combines the sweet flavors of citrus, creamy texture of avocado and a hint of spice from the jalapeños! Wow your family or guest with this incredible side. It’s perfect on a chip, but also can be used to put on your favorite protein!
Health Benefits of Salsa Ingredients
Grapefruit is low in calories, but high in water making it a great hydrating fruit! It also contains 2g of fiber, which is beneficial for fullness as well as digestive health! One important antioxidant found in grapefruit is beta-carotene. This is converted into vitamin A within the body and may help was disease prevention for heart disease, macular degeneration and cancer.
Tomatoes contain different antioxidants. One of those is lycopene, which is what gives tomatoes their beautiful red color. Lycopene may protect against heart disease and even lower the risk of cancer. It also protects your cells from damage by fighting free radicals!
Jalapeños contain vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. Potassium is important for many functions in the body, such as maintaining the balance of fluid levels within the body as well as the contraction of muscles such as the heart!
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- 1 Limoneira cara cara orange
- 1 Limoneira star ruby grapefruit
- 2 tablespoons Limoneira lime juice
- 1 pint orange grape tomatoes
- 1 jalapeno
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
- 1 avocado
- Cut peels from orange and grapefruit.
- Remove citrus segments, avoiding the pith. Keep the scraps for juicing!
- Dice tomatoes, jalapeno, red onion, orange, grapefruit, cilantro and avocado.
- In a large bowl, add tomatoes, jalapeno, red onion, orange, grapefruit, lime juice, salt and cilantro. Stir to combine.
- Add diced avocado on top and enjoy!
If you love this recipe, see below for more delicious snack / dip recipes! As always all Healthy Grocery Girl recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and predominately plant-based.
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