Avocado Salsa


Why have plain old tomato salsa when you can add avocados to the mix? This Avocado Salsa is amazingly delicious and it’s easy to make!

For this recipe you’ll chop up tomatoes, avocados, red onions, cilantro, jalapeños, and garlic and toss it all together with some fresh lime juice and oil and you’ve got a chip dip no one can resist! Minimal ingredients but you get tons of fresh flavor.

Avocado Salsa With Tomatoes and Onions

Fresh Avocado Salsa

This is basically guacamole meets salsa. Fresh avocado salsa has the flavors of guacamole but more of a texture similar to a chunky salsa.

It’s perfect as a tortilla chip dip, or you can add it to salmon or chicken or heavily layer it over your taco salad or add it to your taco lettuce wraps. It would also be great in tortilla soup!

What I’m getting at is you need to try this chunky salsa recipe. It’s so flavorful, so creamy, so hearty and so versatile. A staple homemade salsa recipe for sure!

To give you an idea of how much I liked this avocado salsa, let’s just say it pretty much ruined my dinner plans today. I made chicken tacos, but then before dinner I sat down to eat this and I ate so much I wasn’t even hungry for dinner in the slightest.

Oh well, it was definitely worth it! I started out eating it with chips but it was just so good I ditched the chips and ate it by the spoonful. And I don’t feel guilty about it because just look at all the healthy ingredients in the recipe.

Fresh, nutrient-packed ingredients. You are going to love this!

This is a great salsa recipe to have for summer too with all the summer cookouts. It will easily be the first thing to go! We all love those ultra creamy, silky smooth avocados and their enticing flavor.

avocado salsa in a white bowl

Avocado Salsa Ingredients

For this guacamole salsa recipe, you’ll need:

  • Roma tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeño
  • Avocados
  • Lime juice
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper

Adding lemon and olive oil to bowl of avocado salsa

How to Make Salsa with Avocados

  • Prep the veggies (seed and dice the tomatoes, cube the avocado, etc).
  • Place the avocado salsa ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Pour dressing over the salsa and toss to combine.
  • Serve with chips or favorite Mexican entree.

Does This Avocado Salsa Keep Well as Leftovers?

This fresh salsa will last for a couple days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. Over time, the tomatoes will release more juice and the avocado will begin to brown. It’ll be fine to eat, though!

Can I Add More Vegetables to This Salsa?

Of course! Grilled corn would be another great veggie to add to this avocado salsa. You can add any additional ingredients you’d like, but you may need to adjust the amount of dressing you add to this salsa.

Guacamole Salsa Ingredients in Bowl

Tips for the Best Homemade Salsa

  • If you aren’t a fan of spicy foods, you can definitely omit the jalapeños. And if you like it spicier you can leave in the seeds or even use hotter peppers like serrano or habanero.
  • Seeding the tomatoes is very important, otherwise a lot of liquid collects at the bottom of the bowl.
  • This homemade salsa is best fresh, so I don’t recommend making this in advance if you have guests coming over.

Easy to make salsa with avocado

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Avocado Salsa

5 from 6 votes

Bright and zesty avocado salsa! Loaded with flavor and color. Perfect as a dip or topping over a main dish.

Servings: 8
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 6 medium roma tomatoes (20 oz), seeded and diced
  • 1 cup chopped red onion, chopped
  • 1 large or 2 small jalapeños, seeded and chopped (1/4 cup. Leave seeds if you like heat)
  • 3 medium avocados, semi-firm but ripe, peeled, cored and diced
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt (more or less to taste as desired)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves , chopped


  1. Place red onion in a strainer or sieve and rinse under cool water to remove harsh bite. Drain well. Add to a mixing bowl along with diced tomatoes, jalapeños and avocados.
  2. In a separate small mixing bowl whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper until mixture is well blended. Pour mixture over avocado mixture, add cilantro then gently toss mixture to evenly coat. Serve with tortilla chips or over Mexican entrees.

Recipe Notes

  • If you aren't a fan of spicy foods, you can definitely omit the jalapeños. And if you like it spicier you can leave in the seeds or even use hotter peppers like serrano or habanero. 
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Potassium 650mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 15.6%
Vitamin C 29.4%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado Salsa
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • Bonnie rossi: Sounds good. Can it be canned? March 23, 2019 at 6:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t ever seen anything with avocado canned before so I doubt it. March 23, 2019 at 6:50pm Reply

  • Janel: This is AMAZING!!! March 12, 2019 at 3:53pm Reply

  • Enrica: Easy there Nessa February 1, 2019 at 1:08am Reply

  • Jackie: The avocado salsa was outstanding added some sour cream,shreddeded and broke up strips of bacon in it.Guess I can call it Avocado dip salad,and also had doritos with it very good combo! August 26, 2018 at 11:39am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving 5 stars! August 27, 2018 at 9:57am Reply

  • Kim Main: I have made this so many times. It is a hit just as a snack or alongside breakfast too. Everyone that tries it, loves it ! Thank you for sharing this. August 16, 2018 at 11:40am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving a review! August 22, 2018 at 11:27am Reply

  • Maura Bennington: This is delicious! I left out the peppers because we don’t like spicy food. Making it again today! Happy Fourth of July! July 4, 2018 at 10:22am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it! Thanks for commenting! July 6, 2018 at 1:46pm Reply

  • Phyllis: How long can I keep in the fridge? June 17, 2018 at 12:30pm Reply

  • Erin: Hands down best salsa I have ever eaten!!i like avocado but never considered myself loving it! I had this at a party last weekend and got the recipe right then and made it as soon as I got home! I ate the whole thing in three days by myself !!! This is a must try and party favorite !!!! June 17, 2018 at 10:48am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the 5 star feedback! June 18, 2018 at 2:40pm Reply

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