July 4th Recipes: Fruit Salsas & Guacamole

Just in time for your Fourth of July entertaining, here are three easy recipes packed with fresh summer flavors!

Fresh Mango Salsa

What You Need:

  • 2 mangoes
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 red onion
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 squeeze of lime juice
  • Salt (approx. 1/2 tbsp or less to taste)

What to Do:

Pit and peel the mangoes and avocado. Combine 2 mangoes diced, 1 avocado coarsely chopped, 1 red onion finely diced, ¼ cup cilantro chopped, a healthy squeeze of lime juice, and salt to taste.

Pineapple Salsa

Colorful and so fresh tasting!  Serve this versatile seven-ingredient salsa with grilled meat, poultry or fish.

 What You Need:

  • 2 cups ½-inch pieces pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ tsp. finely chopped serrano pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tsp. chili powder (more or less to taste)
  • Salt (approx. 1/2 tbsp or less to taste)

What to Do:

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and serve!

Guacamole

(From The Horn of the Moon Cookbook)

What You Need:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 ½ cups diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Optional:  Substitute ½ cup Green Mtn. Gringo Salsa for ½ cup tomatoes.

What to Do:

Peel and pit avocados.  Mash well.  Add remainder of ingredients.  Serve with corn chips or on top of fresh salad greens.

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