Healthy Eating (for any age!) – Avocado Salsa

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner I couldn’t resist featuring my favorite “salsa”! Avocado Salsa is a fun alternative to ‘ordinary’ salsa, AND it features a California’s finest brain food: Avocados! According to WebMD, “Avocados are almost as good as blueberries in promoting brain health.” Tip: Although this is a salsa, and generally consumed with chips, get creative and add this to other healthy recipes to really spice things up!

Avocado Salsa

Ingredients:

1 (16 ounce) package frozen corn

kernels, thawed

2 (2.25 ounce) cans sliced ripe olives, drained

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

5 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 cup lemon juice

3 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

4 avocados – peeled, pitted and diced

Directions:

1.In a large bowl, mix corn, olives, red bell pepper and onion.

2.In a small bowl, mix garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, cider vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper. Pour into the corn mixture and toss to coat. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.

3.Stir avocados into the mixture before serving.

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