Avocado Salsa with Pan-Roasted Cumin

Avocado Salsa with Pan-Roasted Cumin
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Avocado Salsa with Pan-Roasted Cumin

Viviane Bauquet Farre

Avocado Salsa with Pan-Roasted Cumin

This salsa is a fusion between Mexican and Indian flavors — a merging that’s exotic but works marvelously. Pan-roasting the spices before making the salsa makes this simple dish truly spectacular.

Notes

Note: The salsa can be made up to 30 minutes ahead.

Directions

For the pan-roasted spices

Heat a small heavy-bottomed frying pan over medium heat. Add the cumin and coriander seeds and cook until they turn deep golden and are fragrant, about 2 minutes, shaking the pan constantly and taking care not to burn the spices. Transfer to a mortar and grind until finely ground.

For the salsa

Place the ground spices, salt, lime juice, Tabasco, oil, and cilantro in a large bowl and stir until well blended. Cut the avocados in half. Remove the pit and cut the flesh with a paring knife in a small grid pattern, being careful not to cut through the skin so you do not cut yourself.

Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and add it to the rest of the ingredients. Crush the salsa with a pestle making sure to keep some chunks and stir well. Place the salsa in a bowl and set aside.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

51 kcal

Daily value:

3%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 3 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 4 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 189 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 10 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 5 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg
  • Calcium, Ca 7 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 1 µg
  • Carotene, beta 97 µg
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Choline, total 2 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 29 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 1 g
  • Folate, DFE 2 µg
  • Folate, food 2 µg
  • Folate, total 2 µg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 4 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 7 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 9 mg
  • Phytosterols 17 mg
  • Potassium, K 39 mg
  • Retinol 1 µg
  • Sodium, Na 39 mg
  • Sugars, total 1 g
  • Water 11 g
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