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Perk Up Any Dish With This Avocado Mango Salsa

This Avocado Mango Salsa recipe from from Linda LaRue, creator of The Core Transformer and author of the SOUPer Slim Diet, is so darn tasty and bright that we just had to share it today for Eat the Rainbow Week! 

This avocado mango salsa is like a party in your mouth. Credit: fitkitchen, Flickr

This avocado mango salsa is like a party in your mouth. Credit: fitkitchen, Flickr

Although Seasonal Affective Disorder usually lasts through February, many still report having low-mood symptoms through March. But one of the best ways to naturally perk up (besides getting in the sun!) is eating healthy foods with nutrients and vitamins to help you get happy! That’s why I love this Avocado Mango Salsa recipe!
Papaya is high in vitamin B6 and folic acid, vitamins typically found missing with people who suffer from depression. Plus, mangoes’ happy orange hues help wake up and lift senses. And if you don’t happen to have fresh mango available, you can substitute papaya or pineapple. Equally beautiful and tasty!

Avocado Mango Salsa Recipe

Yields: 3 cups
Serving size: ¼ cup
Nutritional content: 40 calories; 3 g fat; 3 mg sodium; 0 mg cholesterol
1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded, diced
1 tomato, seeded, diced
½ medium-sized red onion, finely diced
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 jalapeño chili, minced
1 avocado, peeled, seeded, diced
1. Combine first five ingredients in bowl.
2. Stir in diced avocado and season to taste with salt and pepper. (May be made three hours ahead. Store in refrigerator until serving.)
3. Serve with chips or as an accompaniment on anything from chicken to fish to more veggies!
Quick, easy … delicious! Totally a happy avocado-mango-salsa party in your mouth, no matter what time of year it is! What dishes give you a mood boost? —Linda LaRue

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