Monday, 11 March 2013

Avocado Tomato Salsa

I love both avocados and tomatoes and was even more thrilled to learn about the results of a study that found that eating avocado and tomato together has big health benefits. Researchers at Ohio State University discovered that when avocado was added to salsa, study participants absorbed four and a half times the amount of lycopene from the tomatoes. That was a good enough reason to make this Avocado Tomato Salsa recipe from Delia Smith's website. 


The salad was tangy, creamy and crunchy (from the onions) all in one bite and has a wonderfully refreshing aroma from the lime juice and parsley. I left out the Tobasco sauce because I didn't want it spicy in case the kids couldn't eat it, I am sure it would have been even better with Tobasco.  


I served my Avocado Tomato Salsa with Herb Baked Salmon. The Salmon and the Salsa really went very well together and made the salmon more flavourful. 


I really enjoyed this Avocado Tomato Salsa and would be sure to make it again. 


This is for Cook like a Star, Delia Smith blog hop event, hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo from Eat your heart out and Mich from Piece of Cake. Grab the HTML Code for the event here.



This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by Doreen from my little favourite DIYat this post.


This is for Javelin Warrior's Made with Love Mondays.

Avocado Tomato Salsa
From Delia Smith's Summer Collection

Ingredients
  •  1 ripe but firm avocado
  •  2 large firm tomatoes
  •  ½ small red onion
  •  2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  •  1 rounded tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  •  a few drops Tabasco sauce
  •  salt and freshly milled black pepper
Method
  • Skin the tomatoes by pouring boiling water over them, then leaving for exactly 1 minute before draining and slipping the skins off when they're cool enough to handle. Then cut each tomato in half and, holding each half over a saucer (cut side downwards), squeeze gently to extract the seeds. Now chop the tomato flesh as finely as possible.
  • Next halve the avocado, remove the stone, cut each half into quarters and peel off the skin. Chop the avocado into minutely small dice, and do the same with the onion. Finally combine everything together in a bowl, adding seasoning, the lime juice, chopped coriander and a few drops of Tabasco. Cover with clingfilm and leave on one side for an hour before serving to allow the flavours to develop. Serve this salsa with either grilled or baked salmon.

37 comments:

  1. Hi Mich, I totally agree with you. This avocado tomato salsa looks so perfect and delicious with Salmon. I made my salsa with grilled white fish.

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  2. Your salsa looking very appetizing!

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  3. Mich, so clever of combining these 2 together! I love your salmon too! Yum yum!

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  4. I would like to have a try of this avocado tomato salsa with Salmon.

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  5. What a fresh and quick salsa....I will remember this one for the summer time (today is SNOWING in the UK!!!).

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  6. Hi Mich! Lovely salsa... saw Ann's latest post on mango tomato salsa and love it too!

    Healthy and tasty... my kind of food!

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  7. Perfect combination, perfect for our hot weather. Must make this soon with grilled fish :)

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  8. Hi Mich, I love colorful salads (or salsa), they're so enticing! This looks great, a big thumbs up from me :)

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  9. Salsa n fish combo sounds and looks good! Yummy healthy n refreshing!

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  10. Hi Mich,
    Indeed 2 thumbs up for your avocado tomato salsa.
    Healthy and yummy!
    mui

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  11. Your salad looks so appetizing, Mich. I love avocado and it's very good for hair too! Gonna try this recipe.. thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. Oh my! What a delicious meal! Salmon and the salsa really are a perfect combination! I love avocado too!

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  13. Mouthwatering Mich. I just got some avocado in the house and I want to try this. I love this recipe!

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  14. Hi Mich,

    Love this healthy combination. Salmon is our favourite! Your colourful salsa is a perfect side to compliment all salmon dishes.

    Zoe

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  15. Mich, your salsa is so beautiful to look at! I will definitely try it as it sounds delish!

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  16. Mich, your salsa is so colorful, sure gonna to nice to eat too!

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  17. Such a healthy and refreshing dish! I use to eat so much salad & salmon when I was staying in Califirnia. Somehow when I move back to Sg...I tuned back to Chinese cooking...:P looks good by the way...will make it when I get some fresh vege for the salsa. ������

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  18. Great salsa !!
    I agree with you - Avocado and tomato are perfect together
    I don't eat fish, but I have no problem eating this salsa even with my green salad.
    I'm definitely going to use your recipe

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  19. The combination looks perfect not only healthwise but also colorwise!

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  20. I love salsa ! Not with avocado though :P But this avocado and tomato salsa looks very appetizing :D The salmon is perfectly delicious with this salsa !

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  21. Very nice combo, salsa and grilled salmon, I must try this one day .

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  22. I've always loved avocados and tomatoes together, but I never knew there was actually a healthy reason to combine them! This just makes me love them that much more! Thanks so much for sharing...

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  23. I love salsa and I have a couple of avocados at home so it would be silly not to make this!

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  24. Hi MIch, very refreshing salsa! Look so inviting and delicious. The salmon look awesome. YUM YUM!

    Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  25. This looks like a perfect dinner for me. Love every bit of this dish.

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  26. Delicious salsa Mich I love it.

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  27. Perfect recipe to get fired up for that grilling season. Great little salsa to go with so many mains or just great on some tortilla chips. Take Care, BAM

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  28. So healthy and deliciously light! A great idea to serve it with salmon.

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  29. I too very much enjoy salsa especially with loads of cheese. haha... Who can resist. Yours looks so colourful.
    Have a lovely day dear.
    Kristy

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  30. I love avocado so much -- adding it to salsa makes it extra delicious (and as I've now learned, healthy)!

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  31. next time when i make sandwiches with avocado, i make sure i throw in slices of tomatoes too. Like the pictures of your salsa, very appealing!

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  32. Great pairing with Salmon! I do love the combination of Avocado and Tomatoes! :D

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  33. Beautiful salsa, and yes, avocado sounds really delicious :)

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  34. Mich,
    Salsa and grilled salmon, great combo.
    Yum! Yum!
    mui

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  35. How amazing and versatile is tomato and avocado salsa?! I had the best of intentions to make one to go with some burritos tonight.. but forgot the avocado. It is such a huge part of the dish that I didn't make burritos :(

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  36. Such a light and spring inspired dish! My kids love salmon, and this will be on our table very soon!

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