Red Onion Salsa

Menu Part: 
Side Dish
Cuisine Type: 
Latin
Serves: 
8 cups

With its colorful blend of red onions, mango, papaya, pineapple and avocado, this fresh salsa packs a healthy punch—as well as a flavorful one. Serve it in an edible lettuce cup with crudité and baked chips to appeal to guests who are looking for healthier bar snacks.

Ingredients

4 avocados, peeled and diced small
1 mango, peeled and diced small
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
1 cup diced fresh papaya
1 cup diced tomato
½ cup chopped cilantro
2 med. red onions, chopped small
1 red Serrano pepper, minced
1 tsp. minced garlic
¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
Fresh lime juice

Steps

1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients and juice from ½ lime. Toss gently; let rest for at least 30 min. to blend flavors.

2. For service, add additional lime juice to taste.

Recipe by Jorge de la Torre, dean of culinary education, Johnson & Wales University, Denver, Colo. Recipe courtesy of National Onion Association

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