Apple and Avocado Salsa

Fall is here and so are all kinds of apples. They are perfect in this Apple and Avocado Salsa. Go green to add zing, or use red apples for a bit of sweet.

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Well today we are all detoxing on our crazy Halloween block party and the sugar overload I’m sure my kids went through. Luckily, Halloween is only ONCE a year! While the kidlets are at school, I will scavenging the Halloween candy, pulling out and hiding my Whoppers and secretly donating the bulk of the loot. But that doesn’t mean that we have stopped celebrating fall. Luckily for me, Frieda’s Produce sent me a wonderful assortment of gorgeous heirloom apples to sample and “play with.” Yes, that’s foodie-fun for me!

We are all into our Sunday football games and although it’s downright HEARTBREAKING to watch our Chargers blow every game in the second half – GASP! – we still sit and watch. Week after week. Of course, we always need munchies when we have a crowd over to lament the game with us. Let’s be honest, this is the time of the year we are all constantly entertaining. Chips and salsa is a fun and easy snack, but don’t get in a rut with your salsa!

Apple and Avocado Salsa with Frieda's Produce Apples

Fruit and salsa is always a welcome treat for me. I’ve added pomegranate and mango, and today I’m sharing my Apple and Avocado Salsa!

Now, I’m drawing the line in the sand when I say that I like my salsa CHUNKY not puréed. So this salsa is a great, chunky, no-cook salsa. And some avocado trees here in San Diego still have fruit, so of course, I added some of that creamy goodness to my salsa.

For this salsa, I used Frieda’s gorgeous King David apples. It’s a deep red color, crisp and has a touch of sweetness that was perfect for this salsa. Go green if you want more of a tart salsa or red for a sweeter flavor. And check out your local Sprouts market for the other varieties of heirloom apples like the King David, the Cortland, the Mutsu and “surprise it’s pink inside” Pink Pearls! You’ll never look at an apple the same way again!

Apple and Avocado Salsa

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14 Responses to Apple and Avocado Salsa

  1. Fascinated by heirloom apples – love this post.

  2. Happy Halloween Laura:) Your post is making me wish I had been in the states to celebrate. This salsa is a great way of detoxing. It looks delicious and sound so yummy too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sunithi at #

    Lovely ! And your pictures are spectacular 🙂 !

  4. Interesting and unusual combination, but “I get it” and want to try it.

  5. What an interesting pairing. I can’t wait to try this!!

  6. My kind of salsa! My mom’s name is Mutsu, so I had to try those apples when I saw them last year – I’m going to look for those King David’s – beautiful rich color.

  7. Good reminder about how many different things you can use to make salsa. Heck, thanksgiving is on the horizon, and an awful lot of cranberry relishes are essentially salsas! Nice combo of flavors with the apple and avocado – perfect for watching football. Hope your Chargers improve!

  8. You know when I think of salsa, I think of all the summer ingredients like let’s say mango, etc. Never ever thought of apples in the salsa and I just LOVE it! Those crisp texture goes nicely with chips and avocado… this is a must make this season! And I’ll look out for heirloom apples!! Have a great weekend Laura~~~!

  9. Eha at #

    Yes, I love chunky salsas also! But have never thought of including apple – so thanks for a great idea and recipe! ‘Tis Saturday pm here already, but you have the whole weekend to enjoy Fall: all the best 😀 !

  10. Great idea for fall! Will share on California Avocado Direct’s FB page!

  11. katie at #

    I never thought to make a salsa using apples! I love it. Totally giving this a try in the next week.

  12. Your salsa looks fab and is perfectly chunky, just the way I like it!


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