Chopped apples, avocado, tomatoes, onions and poblano chile tossed in a sweet, refreshing honey-lime dressing.

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Apple Avocado Diethood Apple Avocado Salsa with Honey Lime Dressing

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, then you might have noticed that I have a thing for salsas. If you are just tuning in for the first time, allow me to introduce you to Avocado Feta Salsa; Orange, Grape and Feta Salsa, and now Apple Avocado Salsa.

Yes, yes. I like salsa.

Here’s another if.

IF things were done my way, I would much rather stuff my belly with Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls and Chocolate Vanilla Eiskaffees. All day long. But because I overdid it a week or two ago, now I’m going to punish us with lighter stuff.

Why couldn’t things like Black Forest Brownies be a part of our recommended daily intake. Geez!

Looks like this weekend is going to be all about balancing out the scale. Blah!

Avocado Apple Diethood Apple Avocado Salsa with Honey Lime Dressing

You know what’s cool about this salsa? Well, it’s cool. Like chill. Like cold. And it’s summery. It screams! summer.

Colorful, fresh, real, raw. Doesn’t get healthier than that, my peeps.

I was staring at the couple of Granny Smith’s in my fruit bowl and instead of just reaching over and biting into one, I started to think about apple pies. Surprise! I thought, let’s scratch that idea and healthify this granny.

At first I wasn’t sure about the avocado and the apple together, but when the whole honey-lime dressing came into play, I was game. It had to be done.

Also, exactly how much of this salsa I can spoon into my mouth all at once is a secret. I thank the Lawd nobody was home when I first made this because the whole scene was plain barbaric. I wasn’t even worried about a spoon. My hands were my spoon.

Avocado Apple Salsa Diethood Apple Avocado Salsa with Honey Lime Dressing

This salsa. Such a good idea. I’m patting myself on the back. Might I add that adding an avocado and a poblano chile to an apple salad can only mean one thing – my palate is all grown up and adult-like. Yay for me!

Get your chopping knives ready and a bag of tortilla chips. Or corn chips.



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Apple Avocado Salsa with Honey-Lime Dressing
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Chopped apples, avocado, tomatoes, onions and poblano chile tossed in a sweet, refreshing honey-lime dressing.
Serves: Serves 4 to 6
For the Salsa
  • 2 firm tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 poblano chile, seeded, diced
  • 2 small Granny Smith Apples, cored and diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • freshly ground black pepper
For the Honey-Lime Dressing
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey (add more if you like it sweeter)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all salsa ingredients in the order listed.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the lime juice and honey.
  3. Pour honey-lime dressing over salsa and gently toss it all together.
  4. Chill for 15 to 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  5. Serve cold with tortilla chips or corn chips.
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  1. Gourmandize September 15, 2013 at 6:37 PM - Reply

    Hello Katerina!
    Thank you so much again for being a blogger of the day on our site! We are currently hosting a recipe contest in search of the best apple recipe. This recipe would be a great contender! The contest ends 10/10/2013. If you are interested in competing, visit our site to share your favorite apple recipe for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD!

  2. Terra Baltosiewich (@CafeTerraBlog) July 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM - Reply

    I am totally okay with lots of different salsa recipes! This is a gorgeous, fresh, and would be perfect alone or on a chip:-) I could use my jalapenos or serranos I am growing in this recipe, YUM! Hugs, Terra

  3. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts July 14, 2013 at 9:50 PM - Reply

    Kate, I like the summer/fall mashup of avocado and apple. My mouth would be happy to eat this, as it follows my new year’s resolution of adding more avocados in my life in 2013.


  4. mjskit July 14, 2013 at 1:03 PM - Reply

    What a very creative and delicious looking salsa! Like you – I could live on chips and salsa so I’m always on the prowl for another salsa recipe. Thanks for this one!

  5. easyfoodsmith July 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM - Reply

    Superb salsa! Love the flavors. They are wonderful!

  6. Nami | Just One Cookbook July 13, 2013 at 8:39 AM - Reply

    Hey this is such a great timing! My mom told me she had one avocado in the fridge that we need to eat soon. I thought of making sandwich (again) but this is much better idea! We’ll try this tomorrow!

  7. marla July 13, 2013 at 8:03 AM - Reply

    Such a unique and fun twist on salsa!

  8. Patty July 13, 2013 at 12:44 AM - Reply

    Another delicious salsa, I think you’re the queen of salsa !!! Have a wonderful weekend ;)

  9. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen July 12, 2013 at 5:07 PM - Reply

    Ooh! I’m loving this apple salad with avo thang…especially with the honey lime dressing! Going barbaric with food is totally acceptable. Thanks for sharing, Kate!

  10. The Sketched Chef July 12, 2013 at 4:28 PM - Reply

    Wonderful combination !

  11. Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 12, 2013 at 1:44 PM - Reply

    This salsa looks killer, I think I’d eat the entire batch in one sitting! ;)

  12. miss foodie fab July 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM - Reply

    Now this is very different, but I like it.

  13. Laura Dembowski July 12, 2013 at 12:06 PM - Reply

    I was just saying how it would be so awesome if pie and cinnamon rolls could be healthy. Luckily I love healthy foods too, and the flavor combo in this sounds amazing!

  14. Ramona July 12, 2013 at 10:40 AM - Reply

    What a clever salsa… very cool flavors! Have a great weekend. :)

  15. Valerie July 12, 2013 at 10:04 AM - Reply

    What a beautiful way to balance out the ‘bad.’ (I’d still want several black forest brownies for dessert.) ;)

  16. Maria | Pink Patisserie July 12, 2013 at 10:04 AM - Reply

    Oh my goodness this looks divine. And I’m so glad to know that I’m not the only one who’s ever gone barbaric in the kitchen over something yummy. Love it!

  17. Jen @ Savory Simple July 12, 2013 at 8:31 AM - Reply

    This sounds amazing! So perfect for summer :)

  18. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet July 12, 2013 at 6:46 AM - Reply

    Apples and avocado and honey lime dressing! I think this makes a great combination and would be so flavorful!

  19. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers July 12, 2013 at 6:15 AM - Reply

    Wow, what a great salsa! I simply love it!! It’s perfect!

  20. Caroline July 11, 2013 at 11:41 PM - Reply

    Kate, this sounds like my kind of salsa! I LOVE that combination of sweet and savory! This is so creative…I’m going to make it tomorrow for some friends who are coming over! Can’t wait to try it! :)

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