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Chunky avocado salsa or side salad

Chunky avocado salsa

This chunky avocado salsa recipe is one of my favorite toppings; it can be served with regular corn chips or with patacones/tostones (green plantain chips). I also love it as a bruschetta topping for grilled garlic bread or garlic toast. It can also be served as a basic avocado side salad for a variety of main dishes, from grilled fish to grilled shrimp or grilled chicken.

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Avocado chunky salsa

Chunky avocado salsa

Recipe for chunky avocado salsa made with ripe avocados, onions, hot peppers, lime, olive oil, and cilantro.
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Course: Appetizer, Salsa, Side Dish
Cuisine: Latin
Keyword: Avocado chunky salsa, Avocado salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 small servings as a topping or side


  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 avocados peeled, seeded and sliced or diced
  • 2-3 hot or mild peppers, seeded and deveined, finely diced – adjust to taste, can also use mini sweet peppers for a non-spicy option
  • Juice from 2-3 limes
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tbs finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste


  • Sprinkle the red onion slices with some salt, rub gently, and rinse well with cold water. This will help remove the bitterness from the onions.
  • Combine the sliced or diced avocado, red onion, hot (or sweet) peppers, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and salt in a bowl and mix well. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated until ready to use.
  • Serve the chunky avocado salsa a topping for chips/bread or as a side salad. Also goes great with grilled fish, shrimp, pork, or chicken.

Chunky avocado salsa recipe
I recommend washing the sliced red onions with some salt and water, we do this frequently in Ecuador to help remove the bitterness/strong flavor from the onions. Of course, if you are using onions that are very mild and on the sweeter side, then it is less necessary. I like to add spicy hot peppers to mine, but for a non-spicy variation of this avocado topping you can use mini sweet peppers, they will still add some nice crunch, sweetness, and a touch of color. This chunky avocado salsa is very easy to make and can be prepared in advance.

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