Last Updated on March 19, 2020 by Cookie
You don’t need to go to Mexico to feel the real taste of a creamy and tasty Avocado Salsa. Just three ingredients and you will have one of the perfect and delicious avocado salads to enjoy. This easy recipe is an absolute success in my kitchen.
I love avocados and try to eat them as much as possible in many ways. As I have mentioned in some of my previous articles, I try to teach my daughter to eat it any time I cook it. This creamy and smooth fruit/or veggie as others call it, pair well with anything. Be it either baked, raw in salads or some slices next to a healthy breakfast made of eggs, avocado is just perfect to savor.
This healthy and fresh salad is ready in minutes and needs no mess to be done. Also, what I like about this avocado salsa is how great it pairs with tacos or tortillas and some roasted meat or shrimp. But, a vegetarian taco filled with this juicy avocado salsa is also welcoming.
If you are hosting a party or potlucks you can also try making my Homemade Lebanese Hummus or Avocado Hummus. In summer, when we make more grills this easy avocado salsa recipe is never missing from the table. It goes first as it is so healthy, so flavorful, and so chunky. The sourness of the tomatoes pairs so well with the creamy avocado. But the freshness of the red onion only accentuates all the aromas and flavors in a spoon. So simple, but so delicious.
Avocado salsa ingredients?
This simple and easy avocado salsa recipe needs not so many ingredients but has an unbelievable mouthwatering result. You need to have the following ingredients:
- Avocado – I advise you to choose a soft and ripe avocado with a dark purple color rather than the one that has green skin. Usually, I use 2 ripe avocados for this recipe.
- Tomatoes – I usually use cherry tomatoes as I like their sweetness. But you can use any kind of tomatoes you like, either colorful ones.
- If you want to refresh this salad and give an authentic Mexican taste squeeze some fresh lime juice. Try to always use fresh limes instead of bought ones in the store. The taste really differs.
- Garlic – I use 1 or 2 minced garlic cloves as I like how it pairs with this salad. But it is optional.
- Red onion – I try to use red onion as I like this sweet-like taste. It has a milder and less acidic taste that works perfectly here.
- Seasoning – salt and pepper is never missing from a salad. Adjust as much as you like per taste. Also, you can add some red pepper flakes to give a spicy chilly taste. My husband adores this trick when I serve it to him.
- Cilantro – has a more accentuated taste rather than parsley. I like how it refreshes this avocado salsa and I try to add some small chopped cilantro leaves.
- Season all this great salad with the best extra virgin Olive oil.
How to make avocado salsa?
Making avocado salsa at home is very easy, quick, with less mess. This recipe is healthy, delicious, and flavorful. I simply adore it and try to make it often for dinner served next to some roasted meat, shrimp, or fish.
First of all wash all the ingredients. I never use any fruit or veggie if it wasn’t properly washed.
On a cutting board cut small cubes of tomato cherries, avocado, and red onion. I usually cut 2 avocados, 10 cherries, and 1 medium red onion. Take a bowl and add all chopped veggies by gently mixing with a spoon or fork. Try not to over mash the avocado to avoid a pureed salad.
Stir everything together and squeeze some lime or lemon juice. Taste and salt and pepper at your taste. Decorate this avocado salsa salad with cilantro chopped leaves and serve immediately.
I think that many of you are doing this salad and hope that you enjoy it every time as much as I do.
How to avoid avocado from turning brown?
Avocado Salsa is best served immediately to avoid the brown effect of the avocado. As it causes the flesh to oxidize, when it is cut and exposed to air, the turning brown effect appears pretty quickly. This is why it is important to serve and eat immediately.
In case you have some leftover you can easily keep it fresh longer in the fridge. Seal the salad with plastic wrap and keep for a day in the fridge. I don’t think it is a good idea, but you can still try it.
How long avocado salsa lasts?
As I mentioned above the best and tasty avocado salsa is served immediately. However, you can keep it for 1 day in your fridge but I can not guarantee you the same fresh and chunky taste. In my family, there is no leftover, but in case you have and do not want to throw it, cover it correctly and tightly with a plastic wrap. Or, put it in an air-tight container and store for 1 day. Before serving it I recommend to refresh it by adding some cherries and one avocado. Stir well and serve immediately.
- Try to use ripe avocados. Also, double or triple them if you are hosting a big party.
- Use fresh lime or lemon juice instead of a bought one. The taste differs.
- Avoid garlic if you don’t like the taste.
- Use either cilantro or parsley at your discretion.
Avocado is a healthy ingredient, paired with tomatoes and onion it only increases its healthiness and benefits for our body. You can check more avocado recipes and its benefits here.
Creamy Avocado Salsa
- Large cutting board
- 2 avocados
- 10 cherries
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 red onion
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- On a cutting board cut small cubes of tomato cherries, avocado, and red onion.
- Take a bowl and add all chopped veggies by gently mixing with a spoon or fork. Try not to over mash the avocado to avoid a pureed salad.
- Stir everything together and squeeze some lime or lemon juice.
- Taste and salt and pepper at your taste. Garnish with cilantro.
- Serve immediately.