It’s already happening. We completely bypassed any sign of winter and went straight into spring. The worst part? It’s already summer now here in LA. Let’s do the math. That’s 6 months of hot, hot heat. The best part about summer is craving chips* and salsa for every meal. Today the craving is not just for any salsa–I’m talking an Avocado Mango Salsa. How fancy does that sound?

*Oh wait, I crave chips all of the time so I guess there is nothing new there.

Avocado Mango Salsa - Fork & Beans


Avocado Mango Salsa - Fork & Beans

It’s miserable when you only have a window air conditioning unit and the heat sucks out any ounce of energy that you might have left. I know that most people say that they want to live in the land of sunshine but as I get older I’m going the other way. I crave the cold. I miss it. I miss bundling up. But eating chips and salsa during winter doesn’t work for most places except for here so I guess I get something good out of it.

Avocado Mango Salsa - Fork & Beans

This summer, me thinks I will try out as many salsa combinations as possible.

 Avocado Mango Fig Salsa Recipe

Gluten, egg, and dairy-free

Makes 1 – 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 semi-firm avocado, cubed
  • 3 figs, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly diced
  • 1 Tb cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Fresno chili, diced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to preference


  1. Combine all the ingredients into a medium bowl except for the avocado.
  2. Add avocado and gently stir in.
  3. Serve with favorite chips.