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Mango Avocado Salad

Mango Avocado Salad

  • Servings: 8 cups
  • Time: 20-30 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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It is that time of year again. Time for summer salads. Share often! I love making this recipe for parties because of all the bright and vibrant colors. It incorporates many of my favorite fruits and vegetables. It makes about 8 cups of dip. I usually save one cup to enjoy throughout the week. For example top 1/4 cup over a Veggie burger, have 1/4 cup over 1 slice wheat toast for breakfast or a snack, enjoy as a side dish, garnish over fish tacos, or use as a dip with tortilla chips, wheat crackers, rice chips, or a crusty sliced whole-wheat baguette.



Let me know if you make it at home.
Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 mangos, cut into cubes
  • 2 Haas avocados (if using organic Haas avocados you will need 4), cubed
  • 1 medium sized red onion, chopped
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 6 cloves of garlic, smashed and finely chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes (approximately 1/4 cup)
  • Cilantro (1/2 cup packed), finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt (1/4 – 1/2 tsp maximum) and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours prior to serving (however can be served immediately).
  2. Serve with sturdy tortilla chips, wheat crackers, crusty bread or toast.

Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day! Do you know the best way to protect the planet? Eat more plants!

Today is a cold and rainy day in New Jersey, however yesterday we spent the bulk of the afternoon clearing the yard of leaves for the compost pile. This will be the year my garden is bountiful!

How are you spending Earth Day?

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GARDENFEST 2012, Hopatcong, NJ

In celebration of EARTH DAY this year, the Hopatcong Community Garden is hosting Gardenfest: An Afternoon of Family Fun on April 22, 2012 from 12-4pm (rain date April 29, 2012) at Modick Park.  Please see picture for details.

The Hopatcong Community Garden is completely funded by fundraisers, donations (like from Nutrition Map) and grants.  Come support a great project that is bringing the gift of good health to Hopatcong, NJ.

Nutrition Map will have a vendor table in support of the garden.  Come by to learn how to use up all those fresh goodies from the garden.

Pico de Gallo

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Not only do I get paid (most of the time) to talk about food all day, but thanks to food models, I get to play with it too.

When I am really lucky, patients bring me some awesome treasures from their gardens or from their favorite restaurants.  Last night a patient brought me pico de gallo which tastes awesome on, well, just about everything.  Had some this morning over cream cheese (vegan, but feel free to use the dairy variety) on top of a slice of wheat bread.

I may need to go and have some more.