> New York Hudson Valley Eats & Treats!: Avocado Salsa Recipe

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Avocado Salsa Recipe

all the yummy avocado sala ingredients
Chili, Cilantro, Garlic, Onions, Peanuts
and of course - the avocado! :)
Alright folks, this is a recipe for Avocado Salsa.  You may wish to experiment with various additions or different amounts of the ingredients listed, but the basic proportions are a good starting point.  Me personally, I like lots of cilantro in things and enjoy a predominant cilantro taste in most everything Mexican that I enjoy.  That being said, many people aren't huge into cilantro and other people dislike it altogether, so you may wish to use about twice the cilantro that I use in this recipe, if your tastes are like mine.  Don't omit it altogether though, as it plays an important part in bringing all the flavors together and also in maintaining the nice green color :)
Soon these veggies will be avocado salsa!
Soon - you will be salsa!

Depending on your tastes, you might also wish to use less onion and garlic, as they do figure predominantly into the flavor profile too.  This salsa is good as a topping on tacos, a spread for a seven layer dip, or just as a straight forward dip for tortilla chips.  Be aware, the texture comes out rather smooth, so if you're looking for something nice and chunky, you might wish to pair this with my Authentic Mexican Salsa.  While the two of them share many of the same ingredients, they're two very different beasts, both in taste and texture.  Make them both for some variety!

So without further preliminaries, here is how to make avocado salsa!
Peanuts in the salsa make it even tastier!
Add in those peanuts, don't be shy!

You will need:

One blender or food processor.

1 Ripe avocado
1-2 cloves garlic
1/3rd to a 1/2 bunch of cilantro, or to taste.  I always like more :)
1/2 small onion.  Smaller than the one in the picture I used :)
2-3 Tablespoons of peanuts.  Yes, peanuts.
2 Long chili peppers.  You could also substitute Jalapenos, or any similar green chili
1 Lime, juiced.

Chilis and Cilantro add to color and flavor!
Don't worry about chopping everything
too much - it's going in the blender :)
Roughly chop the peppers, cilantro, garlic, and onion.  Add them all into your blender.  Add in the peanuts.  Roll the lime firmly on your surface a number of times to soften it up - this helps you get all the juice out of it.  Cut it in half, and squeeze the juice into your blender.  be sure you get all the juice you can - the lime is important both for the taste of the finished product and also to maintain the beautiful green color of the salsa - you don't want it turning brown now! :)

Add in about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water, or as needed, and pulse in blender until everything is nicely pureed and smooth.  Once this step is finished, scoop the flesh from the avocado, chop it roughly, and pop it into the blender along with your mix.  Pulse until smooth.
Garlic and onions - for health and for taste!
These onions and garlic add
a healthy and tasty kick!

One smooth, add in salt to taste.  Between 1/4 and 1/2 Tsp should be plenty - you don't want it salty, you just want to use enough salt to bring out the flavors.

Everything has been blended, time to eat!
The fluorescent light does terrible
things to the color of this salsa - but
rest assured, it's delicious!
That's it!  Enjoy this salsa spooned over tacos or as a nice side dipping sauce.  It will keep for about 2-3 days, possibly more, without spoiling or turning brown, so long as you've used a suitable amount of lime juice in the recipe.



  1. Nice recepie mate, i'll try to get this done to the dinner tomorrow, looks really nice, thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks tasty, although I have to say it somehow doesn't have the intense greenish colour you normally see in Mexican restaurants. I guess it's all mainly because of lack of the additives.

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