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Spicy Avocado Salsa

Spicy Avocado Salsa

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tomato medium-sized, chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice approximately 1 lime's worth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Halve the avocados and remove the pits. Peel the avocados, then chop them into large chunks.
  • Transfer the avocados to a glass bowl, then pour the lime juice over top. Lightly stir to coat while mashing some of the pieces smooth (leaving most still chunky).
  • Add the diced tomatoes, chopped red onion, serrano pepper, cilantro, and olive oil. Lightly stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately, or cover (airtight) and chill the avocado salsa until ready to serve.


Serrano peppers too spicy? Try jalapeño peppers as a substitute. Jalapeños (2,500 to 8,000 Scoville heat units) are anywhere from 2 to 10 times milder than serrano peppers (10,000 to 23,000 SHU).