Avocado Salsa with Pan-Roasted Cumin

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Avocado Salsa with Pan-Roasted Cumin
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.

4
Servings
196
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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

Ingredients

For the pan-roasted spices

  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon coriander seeds

For the salsa

  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Tabasco, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 ripe avocados

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.

Avocado Shopping Tip

Avoid very soft avocados; choose those that yield slightly to finger pressure.

Avocado Cooking Tip

Avocados oxidize quickly; use lemon juice to keep the flesh from turning brown.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
28%
Sugar
0.8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Protein
2g
4%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
13µg
1%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.3%
Vitamin C
12mg
20%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
26µg
32%
Calcium
20mg
2%
Fiber
7g
28%
Folate (food)
83µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
83µg
21%
Iron
1mg
5.5%
Magnesium
33mg
8%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
57mg
8%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
514mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.1%
Sodium
251mg
10%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.6%

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