Easy Avocado Salsa

This easy avocado salsa recipe is a delicious dip with tortilla chips or addition to tacos, nachos or burritos.

Easy avocado salsa with tortilla chips.

Ingredients needed

  • Ripe avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion. Green onion/spring onion can also be used. Fresh garlic cloves can be added for more flavor if preferred.
  • Fresh cilantro/coriander. 
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Jalapeño. Other chillies like Serrano chiles, bird’s eye chillies, habanero etc. can be used if you want a spicy salsa.
  • Salt and black pepper.
Ingredients for avocado salsa
Avocado salsa ingredients in mixing bowl

How to make avocado salsa

Halve the avocados then remove the pits and cube the flesh. Add to a mixing bowl along with the chopped tomatoes, diced onion, chopped cilantro and jalapeños. Squeeze over fresh lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper then mix and serve.

Serving suggestions

This salsa is absolutely delicious served as a dip with tortilla chips or as a topping for Mexican dishes like tacos, nachos, taquitos, enchiladas and burritos. It’s also delicious served as a salad for grilled chicken or seared fish.

Can I make this ahead?

Yes, this avocado salsa can be made a few hours in advance. Squeeze over a generous amount of lime juice to prevent the avocado from browning and only season right before serving to prevent the tomatoes from releasing too much liquid and making the salsa soggy.

Salsa with avocados, tomatoes and onions.


What’s the difference between avocado salsa and guacamole?

Guacamole is a mashed avocado dip which often has tomatoes, onions, cilantro and jalapeños added, but not always. Avocado salsa is a chunkier dip with cubed tomatoes, chopped onions and aromatics.

How do you cut an avocado for salsa?

Using a sharp knife, halve the avocado then remove the pit. Hold the avocado in your hand and carefully slice into the avocado, taking care not to cut through the skin, in a crosshatch pattern. Scoop the flesh out of the avocado skin and add to a large bowl. The avocado should be perfectly cubed for salsa.

How do you keep avocado salsa from turning brown?

The acid in lime juice/lemon juice will prevent the avocado from oxidizing quickly but after a few hours, the avocado will inevitably brown. You could press a piece of plastic wrap to the surface of the salsa to prevent oxygen exposure but once the salsa is made, it should be consumed within a few hours.

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Avocado Salsa

Easy Avocado Salsa

This easy avocado salsa recipe is a delicious dip with tortilla chips or addition to tacos, nachos or burritos.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado salsa, avocado salsa recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 4


  • 2 ripe avocados cubed
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro/coriander finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped
  • 2-3 tsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine the cubed avocado, tomatoes, onion, cilantro and jalapeño in a mixing bowl.
  • Squeeze over lime juice and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Mix well then serve.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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