Did you know avocados are a berry, not a vegetable? Here are some quick stats on the lovely fruit:

  • Avocados are high in healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, unlike most fruits which are high in carbohydrates. They are low in saturated fats (unhealthy fat).
  • They contain more potassium than a banana! Potassium is essential for blood pressure regulation.
  • The are abundant in Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E

A quick trick to know if your avocados are ripe: Gently peel off the stem and look for a bright green color like below. Then your avocado is ready to go!



  • 2-3 ripe avocados, diced
  • 2 diced medium roma tomatoes or 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • fresh green chilli, diced (for spicier version)
  • 1/2 cup black beans (optional, but adds a good source of protein!)
  • handful of cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • juice of 1/2 lemon (or to taste)
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp paprika

How to make:


Simply toss all prepped ingredients into a bowl and mix! Add lemon juice, spices, and salt as you mix to your taste preference. Pair with some healthy chips–here I used some black bean chips I bought at Costco. Feel free to use this mix in tacos, quesadillas, or on tostadas too.


Have any leftovers? This salsa makes for a great pizza topping! Just spoon some onto a pizza crust, naan, or flatbread, add tomato sauce, and sprinkle on vegetarian or vegan cheese of choice. Top off with some oregano or Italian seasoning.


Posted by:Priyanka

I am a Board Certified Physician Assistant with a passion for helping others achieve their optimal health through a plant-based lifestyle. On this blog, I share simple recipes, wellness tips, and ways to practice compassionate living rooted in Jain values of non-violence, non-attachment, and non-absolutism.

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