Avocado Salsa


Have you noticed I seriously love avocados? I could eat them every day alongside just about anything. Okay, maybe not cupcakes and cookies, but you get the point. I even add them to my smoothie on occasion. So it only makes perfect sense that I post an avocado salsa recipe.

Avocado Salsa With Tomatoes and Onions

This is basically guacamole meets salsa. It has the flavors of guacamole but more of a texture similar to a chunky salsa. I could sit here and describe how amazing it is to you but it’s just one of those things you’ll have to try for yourself. To give you an idea of how much I liked it, let’s just say it pretty much ruined my dinner plans. 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!


How to make salsa with guacamole
Adding lemon and olive oil to bowl of avocado salsa

Guacamole Salsa Ingredients in BowlEasy to make salsa with avocado


Avocado Salsa

Yield: About 6 servings


  • 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 1/2 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.
  3. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy


  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I swear this is what I lived off of for the whole 3-day Fourth of July weekend! With lots and lots to drinks to wash it down with! Whoops!

    Avocado, tomatoes, chunky salsa-ish style, with the jalepenos, lime and cilantro, this is my dream dip!!! :) Pinned! July 8, 2014 at 11:08am Reply

  • Matt Robinson: Almost to perfect looking to eat, Jaclyn. Love this salsa! July 8, 2014 at 11:10am Reply

  • Jill: Bright and Tasty, just the way my family likes it. I also like that it is chunky instead of creamed. July 8, 2014 at 1:22pm Reply

  • Shari Kelley: I’m with you about avocados, Jaclyn. I love avocado anything! What a great idea to combine guacamole and salsa. The dressing looks so good, too. Can’t wait to try this! July 8, 2014 at 1:39pm Reply

  • Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com: Jaclyn, this looks so so good! I want to eat that whole bowl of goodness! Pinned :) July 8, 2014 at 3:56pm Reply

  • Liz@Virtually Homemade: This looks so good I could eat it off the screen! I LOVE avocados too!!! July 8, 2014 at 5:45pm Reply

  • Phuong: I lived off of avocados, too, the last whole week. I had not tried avocados for salads until a couple of weeks ago (I had firmly believed avocado is fruit and should be good just by itself) and immediately fell in love. I must try this recipe. Just a little question: I guess avocado is heat producing since I tend to get pimples on my face if I eat too much of it. Does this happen to you, too? :’) July 8, 2014 at 6:42pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): I could absolutely live off of this salsa, love the avocado addition! July 8, 2014 at 7:05pm Reply

  • Tieghan: All I need is a spoon! I can eat this for days! July 8, 2014 at 8:24pm Reply

  • Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch: I am a total avocado addict and I think nothings better then salsa meets avocado because you don’t have to make guac too! July 8, 2014 at 11:32pm Reply

  • Karen @ Lushious Eats: This looks amazing, I love all the colours. I have some wraps that I’m sure going to use for some turkey & avocado salsa tacos ;) July 9, 2014 at 6:55am Reply

  • Amanda: Beautiful and colorful salsa. Something new to go with the next taco night :) July 9, 2014 at 7:23am Reply

  • Maria: I could eat this all day long! July 10, 2014 at 6:13am Reply

  • Laura Dembowski: I love avocados too! I’d be more than happy with this as my dinner :) July 16, 2014 at 11:39am Reply

  • In Jen's Kitchen | Avocado Pico de Gallo: […] Slightly adapted from Cooking Classy […] July 29, 2014 at 8:08pm Reply

  • Erin: Just made this! So delicious! It was eaten up by my entire family in less then 5 minutes! So good! Thanks for the recipe! August 1, 2014 at 9:23am Reply

  • Deborah Lewis: Very good!!!! August 7, 2014 at 8:28am Reply

  • jacqui: Hi please tell me Cilantro being Aussie is that similar to coriander or parsley
    cheers October 3, 2014 at 11:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Coriander (as far as I know) is the seeds of a cilantro plant but on occasion cilantro can also be referred to as coriander. The flavor is quite different from parsley. You may be able to find it dried in the spice section of the grocery store and I would recommend using 1/3 the amount of that. October 21, 2014 at 7:26pm Reply

  • Rachel T.: I’m doing a school project and I was wondering the nutrition facts per serving on this recipe October 29, 2014 at 5:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry unfortunately I don’t have that info. December 8, 2014 at 9:44pm Reply

  • Jessica: If I make this tobight, would it be okay to serve tomorrow evening?? I wasn’t sure if the avocado would get too mushy. December 12, 2014 at 6:56pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would definitely recommend making this the day of. December 13, 2014 at 12:37am Reply

  • Arlene @FlourOnMyFace: I am like you I could eat avocados every day. Printed and heading to the store now! January 31, 2015 at 12:30pm Reply

  • Sara: Made this salsa today and love it!! I have a great love for avocados as well, so good! Thanks for sharing! I have added this to my own blog and mentioned your site in my writing, hope you don’t mind! It’s at http://ourfrontdoorlookingin.com/
    Thanks!! February 8, 2015 at 6:32pm Reply

  • Avocado Salsa | Our Front Door Looking in…: […] chop your tomatoes, onion, avocados and jalapeno (A quick tip I read from another great blog, Cooking Classy, rinse your onion under cold water to lessen the harshness of the flavor). Add all chopped […] March 15, 2015 at 7:01am Reply

  • Kelly Holt: We made this for a party . It was a hit. Thanks for sharing. I froze 1/2 and we taking it to mother’s day. Can’t wait. Made our garage frig smell wonderful. March 30, 2015 at 8:14pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear that Kelly! Thanks for your feedback! April 26, 2015 at 12:26am Reply

    • Su Handley: How did this defrost please – I wanted to cook ahead for a family gathering? December 3, 2015 at 11:59am Reply

  • Fernando: This is the way my late great mom (from Mazatlan, Mexico) made her guacamole, except she would lightly mash the avocados – and without the olive oil and pepper. August 3, 2015 at 8:12pm Reply

  • Kait @ Our Foodie Appetite: This looks really delicious! I love that it’s basically like a chunky version of guac/salsa combined. How much better can it really get?! August 7, 2015 at 10:43am Reply

  • Misty: Can you make in advance and put in the fridge? May 20, 2016 at 9:31am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes but not too far in advance as the avocado will begin to brown a little. May 21, 2016 at 1:17am Reply

  • lynn miller: We LOVE this on grilled chicken! April 24, 2017 at 4:46pm Reply

  • Connie: This was delicious! It’s going to be my new go-to appetizer. Thank you! September 27, 2017 at 1:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked the avocado salsa Connie! September 28, 2017 at 10:56am Reply

  • Rick B: Been making this salsa fresca for years although I have a tendency to use scallions and both yellow and red tomatoes to give it more color but it’s in effect the same thing.

    Best way to serve it along side a nice fresh grilled salmon. Perfect. November 2, 2017 at 12:15am Reply

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