A Bachelor & His Grill‘s Avocado-Mango Salsa! A fresh citrus salsa twisted over the grill! I love how the searing heat caramelizes the Mango, while adding a slight smokiness to the tender, creamy flesh of the Avocado. This is an ideal summer side to both lighten & kick up your Backyard BBQ!
The perfect pairing for your Summer of Bikinis & Board Shorts = Guilt-Free Grilling! A Bachelor & His Grill‘s Sesame-Encrusted & Seared Sashimi-Grade Ahi Tuna Steaks over Grilled Avocado-Mango Salsa! Fresh. Gorgeous. Loaded with clean proteins, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, & Tons of amazing flavor/texture contrast. To boot… Prep to Plate in less than 15 minutes!
-2-3 Hass Avocados, Halved / Seeded / Chopped
-1 1/2 Cups Water
-1 Cup Red Inca Quinoa, uncooked
-3/4 Cup Black Beans
-1/2 Cup Sweet Corn Kernels
-2 Roma Tomatoes, Diced
-1 Red/Orange Bell Pepper, Diced
-1 Jalapeno, Sliced Thin
-1/2 Sweet Onion, Finely Chopped
-1/3 Bunch Fresh Cilantro Leaves
-2-3 T Lime Juice
-1 T Olive Oil
-1/2 t Ground Cumin
-1/2 t Paprika
-1/4 t Granulated Garlic Powder, to Taste
-Kosher Salt / Cracked Black Peppercorn / Cayenne, to Taste
-Optional: Feta (not pictured) - Excellent addition to this Fresh Salad
METHOD to the MADNESS:
-Bring Quinoa & Black Beans to Boil. Reduce to Simmer & Cover for 20-25min, or until Quinoa Tender / Water absorbed.
-Drain Quinoa & Black Beans.
-Mix Quinoa & Black Beans with Corn, Tomato, Pepper, Jalapeno, Oil/Lime, & Seasonings.
-Toss in Avocado & Cilantro with Quinoa / Prepared Veggies.
-Season Additionally to Taste & ENJOY!
INGREDIENTS: -2 Mango (peeled, halved, & seeded) -2 Stalks Celery Hearts (chopped thin) -2 Cloves Garlic (peeled & minced) -2 Kiwi (peeled & diced) -1-2 Crisp Apple(s) (peeled & diced) -1-2 Jalapeno (minced & maintain/remove seeds to taste) -1 Green Bell Pepper (diced) -1 Tomato (diced) -1 Onion (peeled & diced) -2 Tbspns Olive Oil -2 Tbspn Lime Juice -1 Tbspns Apple Cider Vinegar -1/2 Tbspn Ground Cumin, or to Taste -1/2 Lemon Zest -1/2 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves (chopped) -1/4-1/2 Bunch Fresh Cilantro Stem/Leaves (chopped) -Salt/Pepper to Taste
METHOD to the MADNESS: -Apply Mango Halves Face-down onto the HOT Grates of your Grill. -Fire that Mango for 4-5min TOTAL, Turning 1/2 Rotation after 2-3 Minutes. -Pull Mango from Grill, Chop, & Set aside. -In Saute Pan over Medium/High Heat, pour Olive Oil. -Bring to a simmer & Add Garlic / Onion. -Saute 3-5min, or until Onion begins to turn Golden in color, Remove from Heat, & Set aside. -In Separate LARGE Mixing Bowl… Combine ALL other Ingredients, GRILLED Mango, & Sauteed Garlic / Onion. -Mix THOROUGHLY… Ensuring Spices, Zest, & Juices are WELL COMBINED. -Chill for 30min-1hr Prior to Serving. -Pull from Cooler. -Again… Mix THOROUGHLY. -Drain of Excess Liquid & SERVE!! :)
GRILLED Mango & Mint-Apple Salsa
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