Aug 20, 2021
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One bite, and you’ll fall head over heels for this simple avocado salsa. It’s packed with everything you love about guacamole but BIGGER in every bite.
It’s also perfect for topping grilled proteins, on top of a salad, and more.
There’s so much goodness going on in this bowl. We’ve got creaminess from ripened avocados, chopped shallots’ sweet and mild flavor, and citrusy notes of fresh lime juice and cilantro. What’s not to drool over?
It’s a good thing that’s easy to make and also impressive for quick weeknight dinners or to woo a crowd at large gatherings.
Avocado Salsa Vs Guacamole
Avocado salsa is everything you love from guacamole without the smooth texture. It’s a thicker and chunky version that has all the appeal.
It consists of diced avocado, cilantro, and shallots tossed with lime juice and salt. It also doesn’t contain tomatoes like traditional salsa.
This avocado salsa is the definition of F-R-E-S-H, and you need only a few simple ingredients to make it:
- shallots or red onion
- fresh lime juice
Of course, you could bulk it up and stay true to those summery flavors by adding chopped tomatoes and cucumber. It will be more like a salad but works if you want it to be a stand-alone side dish.
How to Make Avocado Salsa
This easy salsa comes together in one bowl. It is best assembled before serving to prevent the avocado from browning, but more details on that later.
Here’s how to make restaurant-grade avocado salsa at home:
Dice the avocado
Halve each avocado and remove the pits. Score each half of the avocado using a knife and use a large spoon to scoop out the center into a bowl.
Toss to combine
Add the chopped shallots, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Toss to combine, and voila! It’s ready to eat!
Want to watch the magic happen? Check out the recipe video.
Serving Avocado Salsa
No matter what you serve it with, this salsa will be the star of the show. It is the main dish and everything else “is on the side”.
Nonetheless, here are a few yummy protein options to make it a balanced and satiating meal everyone will gladly inhale:
Keeping Avocado Salsa Green
Keeping avocado from going gray/brown can be a bit tricky since you are working against time. However, here are the best ways to preserve the vivid green color of this salsa:
- Prepare it no more than 6 hours before serving, and keep it refrigerated.
- Sprinkle the top of the finished salsa with additional lime juice and cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic firmly over the top of the salsa to remove excess air.
How Long Does it Last?
Avocado salsa will last in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. In the meantime, the avocado will brown, and the other veggies will be a little wilted but no less delicious.
Chunky Avocado Salsa
- 2 avocados pitted and diced
- 1 small shallot finely chopped or ¼ cup chopped red onion
- ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- To a medium bowl, add the diced avocados with shallots, cilantro, lime juice, and salt, stir to combine. Serve immediately, make again.
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