Salsa Fresca: Fresh Salsa with Avocado

By , October 25, 2009

Pico de Gallo: Fresh Salsa with Avocado

This recipe is one of our favorite summertime treats, and with all the tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos we harvested, we’re still enjoying it into the fall. If the garden has been good to us, we don’t have to buy anything except the avocados and chips!

Ingredient amounts are pretty flexible — and everyone likes their salsa different, so use this as a guide and let your own preferences take charge!

Salsa Fresca with Avocado

3-4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes

1/2 cup onion, finely diced

1-2 jalapenos, minced

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup chopped cilantro (measured after chopping)

2 Tbsp lime juice

Salt to taste – start with about 1 tsp and go from there

2 avocados, diced (1 avocado is fine, too – or none! Though 2 avocados lend a wonderful richness.)

Gently mix together all ingredients. Taste and adjust ingredient amounts. Ideally, the salsa should sit for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend, but ours is usually gone by then. 🙂 Serve with tortilla chips.

4 Responses to “Salsa Fresca: Fresh Salsa with Avocado”

  1. Kate says:

    Dear Lindsey, I love to make salsa and never thought of adding avocado, but will remember to do so after your suggestion. Actually my guacamole has similar ingredients in different proportions, something like avocado with salsa. I always look forward to reading your entries, even though I don’t comment every time. Love, Kate

  2. Lindsey says:

    Aww, thanks Kate!
    Yep, I love guacamole just as much 🙂 Do you have a special guac recipe?

  3. Kate says:

    I start with cutting up an avocado and add as many of the following ingredients as I have on hand: minced red onion, bits of tomato in small pieces, juice of half a lime, a little Tabasco sauce if it needs a jolt. I like it chunky rather than creamy so just enough stirring to mix the ingredients. Sometimes if I’m short on everything, I’ll just stir prepared salsa in with the avocado. My guacamole has a different taste every time I make it. 🙂

  4. Lindsey says:

    Oooo! I like that. I’ll have to try it! Never thought of adding Tabasco. Good idea!!

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