Yes, salsa with tomatoes, onions and avocado. Will my kids touch avocado?? Oh yes they will now and it's so super easy!
The first time I made this I did follow a recipe which I thought was from AllRecipies.com or Pioneer Woman Cooks, though I can only find her avocado corn salsa, not this one...hmmm. So since then, I kind of wing it, which isn't difficult with only a few ingredients. Easy to play with and vary according to your family's tastes. :-D
1 sliced/chopped avocado
1 large (or 2-3 small) diced tomato
about 1/4 to 1/2 of a chopped or diced medium onion
*(all the above can be diced or chopped, depending on how smooth or chunky you like salsa...or how tired you are and really don't want to dice anything! :-D)Dash of garlic powder
Dash of pepper
1 or 2 TB of cilantro flakes or fresh, finely-chopped cilantro (better)
1 TB of lime juice
The easy part is you can improvise:
-use some plum or cherry tomatoes cut in halves or quarters OR
- use small can of already diced tomatoes (fresh does taste better)
-In an "OMG I'm have NO onions" panic, I even used dehydrated onions from the Amish store (set in warm water for a few minutes first)
-Fresh minced garlic instead of powder
-Totally leave out the lime juice or use just a splash balsamic vinegar
Mix well with a spoon. Can be enjoyed right away, though the flavors do enhance if you chill the mix for a couple hours. Dip with white corn chips or layer on tortillas, use as a side to grilled fish, or Mr. FixIt's fav- dipped using pretzel chips as an "I'm starving and can't wait for dinner!!" snack.
In searching for the original recipe, I came across several others- some with corn, some use chillies or jalapenos and even apples. Yes- APPLES!! Veggies and fruit- BONUS!! That was the new ingredient for us last night. I added a teaspoon of taco seasoning, the balsamic vinegar and one chopped granny smith apple. Talk about YUM!! I didn't tell Mr. FixIt what was in it before he tasted it. He kept going after it saying, "Wow- a little heat but something sweet is in there!!" S-U-C-C-E-S-S!
Ok, there you go- Take it! Play with it!! Enjoy!!