Tomato Avocado Salsa

It’s salsa time here at Green Valley Kitchen.  This tomato avocado salsa is super simple to whip up.  It’s fresh, zesty and loaded with ripe tomatoes and creamy avocado.  The perfect appetizer for a party, game day or just hanging with friends.

Tomato Avocado Salsa | Green Valley Kitchen

This is a healthy choice for a dip.  It’s loaded with fresh flavor and healthy fats.  And its got lots of avocado in it and who doesn’t love avocado.  Just chop up some tomatoes, avocado, jalapeño and red onion and then toss with a lime dressing and some cilantro.  Set aside for at least 15 minutes so the flavors can blend and you’re ready to go.

Tomato Avocado Salsa | Green Valley Kitchen

I’m all about the cilantro and lime flavor in this salsa.  I love the fresh zingy taste of lime and cilantro.

This salsa is not very spicy – since I’m a bit of a heat wimp – I only used a half of a jalapeño pepper.    If you want a hotter salsa then use the whole jalapeño.

Tomato Avocado Salsa | Green Valley Kitchen

Salsa, of course, goes naturally with chips.  But here are some other ways to add this salsa to your life:

  • Add some to a quesadilla, burrito or tacos.
  • Toss it with rice and beans to rev up a burrito bowl.
  • Add it to an omelet for a zesty kick.
  • Or just eat it by the spoonful as I did when I was testing this recipe.

Tomato Avocado Salsa
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Serves: 4 to 8
A fresh, easy tomato avocado salsa. The perfect appetizer to share when watching the game, having a party or just hanging out with friends.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of ripe tomatoes - I used 4 medium sized tomatoes - diced
  • ⅓ cup red onion, finely diced.
  • ½ jalapeño pepper - finely minced - use more if you like your salsa spicy!
  • 1 ripe avocado, removed from peel and diced.
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime - squeezed - about 2 tbs of lime juice
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • A pinch of sea salt.
Instructions
  1. Dice tomatoes and put in a fine meshed strainer to drain as you prep the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Dice red onion and place in a little bowl of water to reduce the raw onion taste.
  3. Cut jalapeño pepper in half and remove seeds and membrane. Finely mince the jalapeño. I only used half of the jalapeño since I don't like my salsa too spicy. Use the whole pepper or more if you like your salsa hot and spicy.
  4. Dice avocado.
  5. Chop cilantro.
  6. Mix lime juice, olive oil and salt together in a small bowl.
  7. Add drained tomatoes to a medium sized bowl.
  8. Drain red onion from water in a fine meshed strainer and add to the bowl.
  9. Add jalapeño pepper, avocado and cilantro to the bowl.
  10. Pour lime dressing over tomato avocado salsa and toss gently.
Notes
Jalapeño peppers are HOT. Be careful not to touch your face or eyes when handling the jalapeño pepper since it will burn. Wash your hands after dicing them. I removed the seeds and membrane since I don't like a really spicy salsa. If you want more heat then use a whole jalapeño or two.

 

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16 comments on “Tomato Avocado Salsa

  1. Traci | Vanilla And Bean

    I could eat this for daaaaysss, Geraldine! The lime and cilantro.. I think adds so much to this salsa. Cilantro especially because it ads such a fresh balance to the tomatoes. I’m already looking forward to tomato season next year. I’m not ready to see them go! Delicious recipe my dear!

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  2. Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen

    Geraldine this salsa looks gorgeous! I have to say, as old as I am, I tried avocado for the first time last year! What I’ve been missing! Now I eat it all the time, and on everything. This looks fresh and delicious, and I’m looking forward to trying it. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. annie@ciaochowbambina

    There was actually a day when I would not get near avocado with a ten foot pole. Could not eat it. And then my oldest daughter finally turned me on with her delicious take on guacamole – and now – there’s no turning back! This salsa is so fresh and scrumptious…right up our alley – especially now that it’s tailgate season! Love it, Geraldine! Thanks, for sharing, my friend!

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  4. Kathryn @ The Scratch Artist

    You are definitely the queen of the delicious looking vegetable bowl! I just want to fall into your vegetable bowl pictures. This one is no exception. It does’t hurt that it has avocado…and that it’s salsa…pass the chips! 🙂

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    1. Geraldine Post author

      Thanks, Lynn – I’m with you on cilantro – I can’t believe that people don’t like it. I love the smell and taste of cilantro – so fresh and bright!

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