{recipe} Avocado & Pomegranate Salsa

by Danielle Omar on December 27, 2012

I love a dish that transforms a familiar taste into something amazing….like this sweet and savory salsa.  It’s like guacamole kicked up a few notches. Which is tough, since  guac is quite perfect on it’s own.  But let me tell you, I could have eaten the entire bowl of this delicious salsa.

guacamole

For one, it’s gorgeous! It was a beautiful addition to my holiday meal. For two, the taste is crazy good. It’s sweet meets savory meets Mexico.  Love it. For three – you knew this was coming – it’s healthy.  Avocados and antioxidant-rich pomegranates are two of the most healthy foods you can eat…in my opinion.

Tortilla chips

I scooped it up with some homemade tortilla chips.

guacamole

We were basically licking the bowl.  I think you will, too. Enjoy!

Avocado & Pomegranate Salsa

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 12 oz can mandarin oranges, drained and diced
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine avocado, green onions, cilantro, salt and jalapeno. Drain mandarin oranges and chop. After chopping, drain again. Add oranges and pomegranate seeds to the bowl. Toss gently with lime juice and honey. Taste and add more salt, if needed.
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Danielle Omar

Owner, Registered Dietitian at Danielle Omar Nutrition
Danielle creates personal eating strategies for busy men and women through individual nutrition counseling, cooking classes and digital programs. She inspires working parents, busy families, and stressed out professionals to change the way they think about food. Danielle is also a cookbook author, nutrition and culinary spokesperson, and recipe developer. Click here to sign up for her Confident Kitchen newsletter.

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1 dixya @ food, pleasure, and health December 27, 2012 at 8:47 pm

i love anything avocado and salsa with chips or by itself. Adding pomegranate adds so much color and nice bite too :)

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2 Danielle Omar December 27, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Me, too! The mandarin oranges and pomegranate really make this a special dish!

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3 Kristin December 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Do you have a recipe for the homemade chips?

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4 Danielle Omar December 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Sure thing! Just cut up corn tortillas into triangles, place onto a baking sheet (spray it with cooking spray, and don’t let them overlap). Then give them another quick spray, season with salt and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

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5 Kristin December 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Sounds delicious – thanks!

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