We’ve all been told to eat our greens, but a healthy diet consists of fruits and vegetables of all colors, each offering unique health benefits. Having a simple recipe that brings a burst of color to your plate can be an easy way to maintain a healthy diet, and Danielle Rancourt’s rainbow salsa is a versatile option as a snack or a side. “Make sure to aim for at least three different colors on your plate,” said Rancourt, a dietitian with EXOS Performance. “For example, purple fruits and vegetables promote good blood flow, yellow ones aid with digestion and optimize brain function while green ones help rejuvenate musculature and bone.” – JARED CLINTON
2 medium-ripe avocados, diced 1 heaping cup pineapple, diced 1 fresh mango, diced ½ cup red onion, finely chopped ½ cup purple cabbage, thinly sliced 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely chopped 2-3 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 large lime, freshly squeezed 1 tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Prepare recipe just prior to serving. Enjoy as a side dish, pair with whole grain tortilla chips or crackers or enjoy over a bed of fresh greens.