This easy Fresh Grape and Avocado Salsa is so flavorful and a delicious way to support health, including brain health! It’s made with nutritious ingredients, such as fresh cilantro, avocado and of course, grapes from California!
Thank you, California Grapes, for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are truly my own.
During these hot summer months, I love to prepare fresh dishes that require little to no cooking. One of my favorite summer recipes, is salsa! I can’t get enough of those bold flavors.
Whenever I decide to prepare a batch of salsa, I typically use traditional ingredients such as tomatoes, cilantro, onions, garlic, and a few spices. It’s always a big hit, but I wanted to experiment with some different flavors, so I decided to make this delicious Fresh Grape and Avocado Salsa!
There’s so much awesome texture in this salsa and a couple of brain boosting ingredients in there too! The avocado adds the perfect amount of creaminess, and the grapes provide a subtle crunch with just the right touch of sweetness. And I know what you’re thinking…grapes in salsa?! YES. Grapes pair extremely well with savory ingredients and make a great addition to any recipe. In fact, grapes are a great alternative to tomatoes in many dishes – they give any dish a tasty and special twist.
A Little Bit More About Grapes…
Did you know that 99% of table grapes grown in the United States are grown in California? California table grapes are grown in two regions—the season begins in the Coachella Valley and moves up to the San Joaquin Valley to complete the season. These grapes are bursting with flavor and are always a healthy choice.
Grapes of every color – red, green, and black – are a natural source of antioxidants and other polyphenols that contribute to heart health. Grapes provide a natural source of potassium, hydration, and are a good source of vitamin K, which plays a role in helping the blood to clot normally. I love to keep a stash of grapes on hand for snacking, and for my recipes.
A Tasty Way to Support Brain Health
In addition to heart health grapes may also help support a healthy brain. In a study at UCLA, researchers found that consuming about 2 ¼ cups of grapes every day preserved healthy metabolic activity in regions of the brain associated with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, where metabolic decline takes hold. The avocados in this recipe provide healthy unsaturated fat which may also contribute to brain health
To learn more about Grapes from California, visit https://www.grapesfromcalifornia.com/
How To Make Fresh Grape and Avocado Salsa
This recipe was super easy to make. Start by peeling and chopping the avocado, onion, and cilantro. Next slice the red, seedless grapes in half and place everything in a medium bowl. Drizzle a little fresh lime juice on top and add a little salt and pepper to your taste. Toss and serve!
This Fresh Grape and Avocado Salsa is a great appetizer with so many gorgeous colors and so many amazing flavors in every bite. It pairs well with tortilla chips and it also makes a wonderful topping for grilled chicken, fish, tacos or burritos. Enjoy!
Fresh Grape and Avocado Salsa
- 2 avocados peeled pitted and diced
- ¼ red onion chopped
- ¼ cup cilantro finely chopped
- 2 cups red California grapes cut in half
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Salt & pepper to taste
Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to combine well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately or store in a container with a tight lid.