Avocado Salsa

A Taste of Baja, Mexico: Authentic Avocado Salsa Recipe

Calling all avocado lovers and salsa enthusiasts! Today, we’re taking a culinary journey south of the border to explore an avocado salsa recipe that captures the essence of authentic Mexican street food. This vibrant and flavorful condiment might remind you of El Pollo Loco, but it’s a staple salsa served in the heart of taco stands across San Diego and Los Angeles.

Beyond the Bowl

This avocado salsa recipe goes far beyond the typical chunky pico de gallo. This recipe focuses on the creamy richness of perfectly ripe avocados, creating a smooth and flavorful base. It’s a delightful departure from the familiar chunky salsas and offers a unique textural experience.

A Blend of Authentic Mexican Flavors

The beauty of this avocado salsa recipe lies in its simplicity, allowing the natural flavors of the avocado to shine. A touch of lime juice adds a refreshing brightness, while diced red onion and chopped cilantro contribute a subtle layer of complexity. Jalapeño pepper brings a touch of heat, adjustable to your preference, for a well-rounded flavor profile.

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Simple Yet Versatile Avocado Salsa Recipe

This avocado salsa recipe comes together quickly and easily, requiring minimal effort for a delicious reward. It’s perfect for whipping up as a last-minute addition to tacos, burritos, or even as a dip for chips. Its versatility makes it a perfect addition to any Mexican-inspired meal.

Avocado Salsa Recipe

Ready to Embrace the Taste of Baja?

With its simplicity, fresh flavors, and creamy texture, this authentic avocado salsa recipe is sure to become a favorite. So, ditch the store-bought options, gather your ingredients, and embark on a culinary adventure to the heart of Southern California’s vibrant taco culture!

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Avocado Salsa

Recipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
This avocado salsa recipe might remind you of El Pollo Loco, but this is what they serve in the hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurants in San Diego and Los Angeles. In fact, it's very similar to what I enjoyed at Tacos El Gordo — a chain from Tijuana, Mexico that has expanded to Las Vegas and San Diego. Serve this with my homemade tortilla chips or chicken tacos al carbon. Hope you enjoy the recipe!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Sauce
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8


  • 2 avocados sliced and pits removed
  • 2 jalapenos seeds removed (if desired)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 of a white onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Serve with my homemade tortilla chips or street tacos!
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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