This Mango Avocado Chili Lime Salad is sweet with heat! Freshly squeezed lime juice, chili powder and sea salt season mango and avocado in a healthy salad. Whole30, Paleo and Vegan.
Not your ordinary mango salad . . . this Mango Avocado Chili Lime Salad will knock your socks off!
Have you ever had mango with chili lime seasoning? If not, you're in for a treat! This mango salad is gently seasoned with fresh lime juice, chili powder and sea salt.
Mango with chili and lime is a popular Mexican snack, sometimes sold on the beach, sometimes served on a stick. It's a refreshing treat on a hot day. However, it's absolutely delicious year round. In the middle of winter, this mango chili lime salad can make you feel like you're on a tropical vacation!
Chili-Lime: A Favourite Favour Combo
Why put chili and lime on mango? Chili-lime flavours bring out the natural sweetness of this tropical fruit, making the flavours seem brighter and even sweeter.
Chili-lime has long been a favourite flavour combination of mine. I use it on chicken, as in these 5 - Ingredient Chili Lime Drumsticks and Honey Chili Lime Chicken Thighs. It also enhances salmon, as in this recipe for Easy Honey Chili Lime Glazed Salmon.
Try it on shrimp! Chili Lime Shrimp with Fresh Salsa is a recipe I make as a summer appetizer, but it would be delicious at any time of year.
This recipe for Mango Avocado Chili Lime Salad makes a quick side salad for two or three people. Here's what you'll need.
Ingredients for this healthy Mango Salad
mango: one large or two medium.
avocado: one large
lime: for both juice and zest
Tips for Making Mango Avocado Chili Lime Salad
To get the most juice out of a lime, roll it on the countertop, pressing firmly as you roll. Remember to zest the lime before juicing it.
If you don't like highly spiced foods, start with just 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder. You an always add more, but you can't take it away!
Choosing a mango can be a little confusing, but once you know what to look for, it's easy to pick a good one. Here's a quick guide to help you: How to Choose a Mango.
Similarly, we've probably all been disappointed when cutting into an avocado and finding it is past its prime! Check this guide for How to Choose an Avocado.
How to Cut a Mango
To cut a mango, try one of these two methods and see which you like best.
Can I make this salad ahead of time?
This salad does not store well. It is best eaten on the same day. When avocados turn brown, they're not very appealing!
I love this Chili-Lime seasoning!
What else can I put it on?
While you can buy Tajin seasoning, (which is a mixture of chili powder, salt and dehydrated lime) I like to make it myself, especially when I only need a small amount. Fresh is always best!
This chili lime seasoning is delicious on fresh pineapple and oranges, too. Try it on watermelon and cucumber as well, for a refreshing summer treat.
Mango Avocado Chili Lime Salad
- 1 large mango, cubed
- 1 large avocado, cubed
- 1 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 tsp lime zest
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- mint leaves for garnish, optional
- Slice mango lengthwise on either side of the pit. Score each of the mango cheeks to create cubes, then remove cubes to a bowl.
- Cut avocado in half lengthwise. Remove pit, then score each half to create cubes. Add to the mango cubes.
- Sprinkle with freshly squeezed lime juice, lime zest, chili powder and sea salt. Garnish with sliced limes and mint leaves (optional). Serve right away.
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