This is one of my signature recipes that gets rave reviews EVERY time I make it! It is fairly basic and just requires some decent knife skills to accomplish. Pairing this Avocado Salsa with my Sheet Pan Fajitas or Shredded Pork Burrito Bowls just might be the best thing you ever did!
Preparing the Avocado Salsa
This recipe is really easy to make, but it is just one of those stunners that wins people over the second they get their hands on it! I do have a process that I follow to take the edge off the onions and layer it together which is important. But if you follow the instructions you will be living your best Mexican food dreams in a heartbeat!
The first step is dicing your red onion and squeezing the lime over it. You can dice it any size you like but I like to stick with a bit of a medium dice keeping everything fairly close in size so you get a good balance on every chip or each bite. The lime takes the raw bite off of the red onion and will turn it pink, when the color changes you know you can add more ingredients.
Give it a gentle stir with some salt and let it hang out while you prepare your remaining ingredients.
I will then add my diced tomatoes and avocado to the bowl. The biggest key here is to fold the salsa together gently and DO NOT MASH! We are not making guacamole, we are making Avocado Salsa that is more like a pico de gallo.
Gently toss everything together with a good pinch of kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Add in the cilantro, taste and adjust the seasonings if needed. This is also the time to add more lime juice if you think it needs it!
This recipe is a great stand-alone and I HAVE eaten it for dinner more than once with a grilled piece of chicken. But it goes best alongside your favorite Mexican inspired dinners. I hope you enjoy and be sure to let me know how you like it in a comment at the bottom of this page.
- 1 med Red Onion diced
- 1-2 med Limes juiced
- 4-5 med Beefsteak Tomatoes diced
- 3-4 med Avocados halved, pit removed, quartered, peel removed, then diced
- 2-3 T Cilantro finely minced
- Kosher Salt
- Cracked Black Pepper
- In a large bowl mix the diced red onion and the juice of 1 lime together with a sprinkle of salt. Let this sit until the onion begins to change color and turn slightly pink. Doing this takes the raw edge off of the onions and make the dish more enjoyable overall.
- Add the diced tomato and avocado to the bowl with more salt and the black pepper. Gently fold the salsa together. Add the cilantro and fold again. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed and add more lime if you think it needs it or if you like it tangy.
- Serve with crispy corn chips or on top of your favorite burrito bowl recipe.
If you make this recipe, please let me know by leaving a review at the bottom of this page!
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MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
These are my FAVE Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these.
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic-titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet set or 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This giant vat of olive oil is my favorite, I decant it into a smaller bottle for my counter. Or put this spigot on top of a wine bottle!
My favorite baking dish that is so easy to clean even burnt on cheese slides right off!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
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