I would always advise you to go to the grocery store full and with a list. If you don’t you always end up buying things you don’t need and/or things that sound good at that exact moment (but almost never the next day). Sale items are also a weak spot for me. For example, if I see brownie mix on sale I wonder if we have any at home. I buy it because I can’t remember and assume we will use it eventually. Then, I end up with 3 boxes of brownie mix and usually at least 2 of them expire. Wasteful. I hate being wasteful. Stick to the list.
That being said, I was at Aldi a few weeks ago doing my shopping- with list in hand. But, avocados and mangoes were on sale. If fruits or veggies are on sale it usually means they are in season and at their most delicious. I immediately came up with a plan to have a quesadilla night and make Mango-Avocado Salad to go along with it.
Mango-Avocado Salad is light, refreshing and delicious. It is so simple to make, there are only 6 ingredients and 3 of them are optional. Another benefit: if you dice the mangoes and avocados very small, this salad is immediately turned into a yummy salsa that can be served with tortilla chips.
The recipe below is a guideline but you should experiment with the quantities to suit your personal tastes. For example, I really don’t like raw onions so I only put a very little amount of red onion in the dish. You could leave it out all together but the purple color does look pretty. I also add the olive oil to tone down the tartness of the lime a bit. If you love tart flavors, zest the entire lime and leave out the olive oil. I also think A VERY LITTLE BIT of cilantro goes A LONG way. Accordingly, I only use a little sprinkle for garnish. If you love cilantro, mix it in to your heart’s content.
2 ripe Mangoes
2 ripe Avocados
1 T Red Onion, minced (optional)
1 T Olive Oil (optional)
Chopped Cilantro, for garnish (optional)
Dice the mango and put into a mixing bowl
Dice the avocado and put on top of the mango; sprinkle avocado with a little bit of salt.
Zest ½ of the lime directly over the mixing bowl.
Juice the lime (should be about 3 tablespoons) and pour juice over avocados.
Add onion to bowl and then drizzle the olive oil over the top.
Gently toss everything to combine.
Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
Put into your serving dish, sprinkle with cilantro and enjoy!