Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mango and Avocado Salsa (Ugly Foods That Taste Fabulous Week, Example # 2)

Welcome back to Ugly Foods that Taste Fabulous Week! 

This is my second example of a food that just looks awful for the most part but is so wonderfully yummy and refreshing - SALSA!  

LOVE salsa with a passion!  Love, Love, Love it.   But let's be honest, it's not the most appetizing looking of foods! 

Depending on the combination, it can be downright revolting!  I wanted to mix the typical flavor up a bit by throwing in some fruit.  Two weeks ago I found some amazing, affordable mangoes at a farmers market nearby. 

No, not this mango - 

Although he's a bit fruity and was once a hilarious sketch on SNL.  Nope I'm talking about the mouth-watering fruit mango, like this:

 After biting into some scrumptious mango, this salsa recipe was born and made twice in one week.  It is so good even despite how it looks!

To me, this looks like a bunch of  random foods that were thrown together in the trash can; then you pulled it out to look for an important document and this is the end result.

What do you think this looks like?  Moldy fruit?  Pig slop with veggies mixed in?  Snotty something or other? 

Mango and Avocado Salsa

(Serves about 8-10)

1 to 2 mangoes (I used 1.5) that have been peeled, seeded and cut into small pieces
1 avocado, peeled pitted and chopped into small pieces
2-3 regular tomatoes (or 5-6 roma tomatoes), diced
1/2 cup of onion, chopped
2 tsp of diced jalapeno peppers (I used some from a jar)
1/3 cup of cilantro, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lime juice
a pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.  Stir and blend well so the flavors can incorporate into each other.   Serve with crackers, baked chips or pita bread. 

Store in the fridge and continue to eat on it for up to three days.  After that, I find the avocado and mangoes become soggy.  I usually eat mine in a day and a half because that's how good it is!  :-) 

Ugly looking, but fabulous tasting! 

Do you like salsa?  Do you like it spicy or mild, traditional or sweet tasting?  Frankly, I like them all!  The uglier the better too!  :-) 

Okay, today we had an appetizer, yesterday we had dessert.... tomorrow is the real deal - an ugly meal that you can make for dinner!  Come back and see how fugly it is!   You won't want to miss it!


  1. I does look sorta gross, but I can imagine how it tastes! :) I like salsa, but mild is usually as hot as I get :) I think I made some mango salsa to go along w/ chicken or something once - good stuff!

  2. That is pretty gross, but that being said, I would totally eat it because I love salsa as well!! anne