Festive and Healthy Recipes for a Tasty Cinco de Mayo!

Planning a fiesta for Cinco de Mayo? Need a couple of festive and tasty sides to accompany your tacos or carnitas? Mission Health has you covered with these fun and easy recipes for Corn & Avocado Salad and Pineapple Salsa. Enjoy!

Shutterstock Avocado SaladCorn & Avocado Salad:


  1. Place the corn in a large pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook until kernels are tender but crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain, and cool in cold water. Use a knife to scrape kernels from the cobs.
  2. Place kernels in a medium bowl. Stir in avocados, red onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Add cumin, red pepper flakes, and cilantro. Mix in vinegar, olive oil, and lime juice. Season with salt & pepper.

Pineapple Salsa:


  1. Blend pineapple, bell pepper, onion, lemon  juice, cilantro and jalapeno pepper in medium bowl
  2. Refrigerate, covered for 4 to 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve with grilled chicken or seafood or as an appetizer with chips