Avocado Salsa

I had a few requests for the Avocado Salsa recipe pictured in my Smothered Chile Colorado Burrito picture, so here it is!

My grandparents live in California and are EXTREMELY lucky (in my opinion) because the have an avocado tree in their back yard.  I LOVE avocados… seriously, I could eat them for every meal and find a new use for them! How awesome would it be to have these just growing in your backyard to use at your convenience?! I would be in heaven!

This salsa is SO easy to whip up and tastes absolutely AMAZING! It is great with chips dipped in it or topped on your favorite Mexican dish.. or basically anything else you would want to put it on! It is my absolute favorite Mexican food topping and I just know you will love it too!

4.8 from 8 reviews
Avocado Salsa
This is the perfect topping, or dip, to any mexican food! It is absolutely delicious!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
  • 3 avocados, diced chunky
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes, diced
  • ⅛ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • ¼ tsp. garlic salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
  1. After you have diced and chopped the avocados, red onion, Roma tomatoes and cilantro, combine in a medium bowl. Add lime juice, pepper and garlic salt.
  2. Toss and lightly stir to combine flavors.


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  1. Katie

    Yumm! Thanks for posting this. I would love some on my omlette this morning!

    1. Jessica

      I loveeee this recipe! I can eat this allll day=)

  2. Melissa @ HOUSEography

    I made your burritos yesterday and they were a huge hit. My husband and I LOVED them. I absolutely love your website and recipes. Keep them coming!!

  3. sara

    Yum! I want this for dinner. :-D

  4. maritza

    avocado salsa? haha that's super cute, but this is guacamole, no? unless you think guacamole is that avocado puree bs that grocery stores and taqueria's try to pass off as guacamole. :) it's yummy, this is how I make mine. i eat with a spoon forreal.

    1. Tina

      I agree with you Maritza, does sound a bit like guacamole. However, I like my salsa/guacamole spicy. May add some jalapeno to this recipe to give it a lively kick. The tomato would suggest salsa, I would never add tomato to guacamole. Just not the mexican way! :)

    2. tara

      I think the difference is, with real guac, the avocados are mashed up w/ the other ingredients & there aren't any tomatoes. This is definitely more of a salsa w/ the tomatoes & the chunky avocados! Whatever you call it, though, it's good!!

  5. Gayle

    So relish!

  6. Mary

    I added roasted corn to mine.. SOOO GOOD! :)

  7. Lena

    This is definitely a keeper, good job with the Avocado Salsa and thanks for your recipe. I'm going to try this with those burritos of yours ! Yummm

  8. tara

    Just perfect! Not too much of any 1 thing, a perfect balance of flavors. Even my 2 year old ate some - and asked for more!

  9. Marya

    Mouth-watering, creamy goodness, this is! Packed with healthy fats, too. Can't wait to try it.

  10. Arizona

    Yummy... Love it! Such a great idea

  11. Liz

    I make this with Mango and its delicious

  12. Deborah H Bateman

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have one similar to this that I like to make sometimes when we are having Mexican food. If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out some of my family favorite recipes at: deborah-bateman.blogspot.com
    Deborah H. Bateman-Author

  13. MaryW

    It looks delicious, but I think it needs some heat added to it!

  14. Amanda @ the-taste-tester.com

    This looks delicious :) I was looking for some sort of avocado based side dish to serve with a mexican meal later this week! This is perfect. I love your blog.

  15. PWelch

    This is exactly how I make my guacamole.

    1. PWelch

      But I add a jalapeno and everyone raves about it whenever I make it for parties!

  16. Nicole

    I learned to make this from my mom a few years ago. I like to add black beans and eat it for dinner with chips. :-)

  17. sue

    Sounds like guacamole to me...?

    1. Lore

      This is how we make guacamole in Peru, but with smashed avocados. I'll try this way today. Love avocados!! :)

  18. Anyonita @ Anyonita-Nibbles.com

    I love this recipe & I’ve featured it in my Cinco de Mayo Recipes Roundup over on my blog, Anyonita Nibbles. I’ve also joined your sites & started following you socially! You can find the roundup here: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/cinco-de-mayo-recipe-roundup.html I hope you’ll stop by & share the roundup with your followers! :) Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  19. Kristy

    I have made this multiple times and my hubby and I devour it! Thanks for the great recipe!

  20. shannon

    This looks so good! Thinking of making it for a summer block party. How much does this yield? Should Idouble it or triple it in order to feed all the neighbors?

  21. TJ {Sugar Blossoms}

    Hi There! I wanted to let you know I featured you on Sugar Blossoms. Stop by and check it out!

  22. Stacie Alegria

    Looks yummy! I live in California also ( San Diego) and we are blessed to have an avocado orchard in our backyard with about 20 trees. We're always looking for new recipes to use up avocados. I will have to try this one for sure once they start producing.

  23. Meredith

    have you tried omitting the tomatoes and adding apple? Its even better!!

  24. Samantha @mytanfeet

    I JUST made this and it was amazing! My boyfriend loved it too, simple yet delicious and healthy. Smeared it on some warm ciabatta bread... delish! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  25. mimi


    Very nice! I miss California because of avocadoes and citrus fruits!!! Fab recipe!

  26. Cindy


    Looks so yummie, Will make a great summer snack for the family. Making this tomorrow .

  27. Rhoda Olmstead


    Try that with Jicama and white corn partly cooked. It gives extra crunch to it.

  28. Rex


    Looks great, but I really wouldn't call this a Salsa since it has no HEAT. It's more long the lines of a Avocado dip. I'll make it but I'll be adding 1 to 2 Serrano Chiles seeded and minced.

  29. Krista Jensen


    Nikki, You go by "Chef-n-Training"? With all these wonderful recipes are you sure you are not a Head Chef at a big, fancy restaurant!!! You should own your own restaurant!! You are great! Keep posting recipes. Thanks, Krista

  30. Amanda

    I am going to make this tomorrow! It looks like there is corn in the picture. Is there? If so, fresh or frozen and how much? THANKS

    1. Kellie Agrusa

      That would be very YUMMY too.

  31. Kellie Agrusa


    I could eat this stuff rolled up in a tortilla, with some shredded chicken, lettuce, and cheese.

  32. Jane


    This was excellent! I did add in a few shakes of tobasco sauce, to give it a little spice and a little more garlic salt, but it was a huge hit!!!

  33. JoAnn Grady


    This avocado salsa sounds so delicious and I for sure will be making it. I love avocadoes and I know everyone in my family will love it, too. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Rebecca

    Looks delish, can this be made the day before and kept in the fridge?

  35. Deborah

    Her recipes sound delish. I will have to try for my mobil home park crew here. I'm a cook and looking for new exciting receipes. Thanks. I will keep looking on your page.