Living in Southern California means easy access to Avocados. You can use Ripe Avocados in many recipes including this Simple Avocado Salsa.
While I am calling this a salsa, many would call this recipe "chunky" guacamole. Technically it's an Avocado Salsa with the flavor of Guacamole. It's also a little "chunkier" than traditional guacamole.
I usually serve my salsa with tortilla chips as an appetizer but every now and then I will add salsa to my breakfast eggs, as a side with my enchiladas or even on my tacos. The possibilities are endless.
Since you are in control of the knife, you get to decide how big you want the pieces of Avocado and the veggies. If you like a chunky salsa simply use a rough chop. For a texture closer to a guacamole, use a fine chop.
🥑 How to Pick the Perfect Avocado
Choosing the wrong avocado will ruin your dish. Especially when the avocado is the main ingredient like in Guacamole. Basically you want a perfectly ripe Avocado. This is a great article on how to select the perfect avocado.
🎥 How to cut an Avocado
If you don't have any Anaheim Peppers and don't feel like making a trip to the grocery store, you can substitute for a Green Bell Pepper. For that matter, any mild green pepper will work with this salsa recipe.
🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,000 on the Scoville Scale|
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Simple Avocado Salsa: Avocado, Red Onion, Cucumbers, Anaheim Pepper, Tomatoes, Fresh Cilantro, Salt and Sriracha.
🥣 How do I make Simple Avocado Salsa
In a bowl, combine the avocado, onion, cucumber, Anaheim pepper, tomato, 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, salt and Sriracha. Mix gently.
Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with additional fresh cilantro. Serve with Tortilla Chips or as a side with your favorite Mexican Dish.
Simple Avocado Salsa
- 1 medium Avocado, diced
- 1 Cup Red Onion, chopped
- 1 Cup Cucumbers, peeled, seeded & chopped
- 1 Anaheim Pepper, seeded and chopped
- ½ Cup Tomatoes, chopped
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, chopped
- ½ Tsp Salt
- ¼ Tsp Sriracha Sauce
- In a bowl, combine the avocado, onion, cucumber, Anaheim pepper, tomato, 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, salt and Sriracha. Mix gently.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with additional fresh cilantro. Serve with Tortilla Chips or as a side with your favorite Mexican dish.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.