Pico De Gallo with Avocado

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
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This Pico De Gallo with Avocado is fresh, easy to make, creamy, and flavorful. Serve as an appetizer with tortilla chips, or add it to your Mexican recipes like chicken tacos, taco bowls, enchiladas, and taquitos.

scooping avocado pico de gallo with a tortilla chip.

😋 Why this recipe works

Avocado Pico De Gallo is actually guacamole. Authentic guacamole is actually made with fresh ingredients like avocado, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, garlic, and salt. You can smash the avocado to make a creamy dip or cut the avocado into pieces and serve this dip chunky. While there are many variations out there on what’s in guacamole, this is our go-to recipe. It’s fresh, easy to make, and delicious!

🥑 Ingredients

This recipe is made with fresh ingredients, all of which can be found easily at any grocery store.

ingredients for pico de gallo with avocado laying on counter.

Here are some of our recommendations/tips with the ingredients for the recipe:

  • Use Roma Tomatoes or Campari. Traditional pico de gallo uses Roma tomatoes, but we also find that Campari tomatoes are just as flavorful and juicy.
  • Use Red Onion or White Onion. We prefer red onion because they have more flavor, but white onion is more traditional.
  • Use Fresh Lime Juice. To keep this salsa fresh, fresh lime juice is the way to go instead of that bottled stuff.
  • Add a Jalapeno or Omit it. Sometimes we add a Jalapeno for a little spicy heat, but sometimes we skip it. It’s up to you if you want to add it or not.

See the recipe card for full ingredient information and quantities.

🥣 How to Make

This Avocado Salsa is easy to make and can be made in about 10 minutes or less!

cutting cilantro on a cutting board on a table.

Prepare the veggies.

Dice the red onion, jalapeno, and fresh tomatoes into small pieces. Mince the garlic and coarsely chop the cilantro.

smashing avocado with a fork in a bowl with lime juice.

Prepare the avocado.

In a medium bowl, add avocado and season with lime juice. Use a fork to smash up the avocado.

If you prefer chunky salsa, cut the avocado into pieces instead of smashing it with a fork.

mixing smashed avocado with other salsa ingredients in a bowl on a counter.

Make the avocado dip.

Add the veggies and cilantro to the same bowl with the smashed avocado and season with salt and pepper.

Taste and see if you need more salt, pepper, or lime juice.

📋 Recipe FAQs

How to keep guacamole from turning brown?


Store leftover guacamole in a container and press it firmly with the back of a spoon. Add about 1/2 inch of water on top, secure the lid, and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to use, carefully drain the water and stir the dip before serving.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert Tips

  • Use Ripe Avocados. When shopping, press the avocados to see if they are firm but slightly soft. If they are still hard, lay them on the counter until they feel soft. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Use fresh lime juice rather than lime juice in a bottle. The flavor difference is worth it; plus, the bottle has preservatives.
  • Season to taste. After following our recipe, we recommend tasting a small amount in a bowl by adding a pinch of salt. The same goes for the lime juice. You may prefer a little more salt or lime juice.
avocado pico de gallo in a bowl on a counter next to tortilla chips.

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Need a beverage to go with this appetizer? Our go-to drinks are Classic Margarita, Ginger Margarita, and Anejo Old Fashioned

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Pico De Gallo with Avocado

5 from 3 votes
This Avocado Pico De Gallo is easy to make, fresh, and delicious! Serve as a dip with chips, or add as a topping to tacos.
avocado pico de gallo in a bowl on a counter next to tortilla chips.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Yields 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup roma tomatoes , diced small
  • ¼ cup red onion or white onion , diced small
  • 1-2 garlic , minced (1 tsp)
  • 1 jalapeño , diced small, and seeds removed (optional)
  • cup cilantro , coarsely chopped
  • 2 avocados , diced or smashed
  • 1-3 tbsp lime juice , plus more to taste
  • pinch of salt , plus more to taste
  • pinch of black pepper , plus more to taste
Instructions
  • Prepare the veggies.
    Dice the onion, jalapeno, and fresh tomatoes into small pieces. Mince the garlic and coarsely chop the cilantro.
  • Prepare the avocado.
    In a medium bowl, add avocado and season with lime juice. Use a fork to smash up the avocado.
    If you prefer chunky salsa, cut the avocado into pieces instead of smashing it with a fork.
  • Make the avocado dip.
    Add the veggies and cilantro to the same bowl with the smashed avocado and season with salt and pepper.
    Taste and see if you need more salt, pepper, or lime juice.
Notes
Best when fresh.
Store leftover guacamole in a container and press it firmly with the back of a spoon. Add about 1/2 inch of water on top, secure the lid, and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to use, carefully drain the water and stir the dip before serving.
Tips:
  • Use Ripe Avocados. 
  • Use fresh lime juice rather than lime juice in a bottle. 
  • Season to taste. After following our recipe, we recommend tasting a small amount in a bowl by adding a pinch of salt. The same goes for the lime juice. You may prefer a little more salt or lime juice.
Course: Appetizer, Dips, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired
Diet: Vegetarian
Nutrition Facts
Serving1gCalories116.87kcalCarbohydrates8.03gProtein1.75gFat9.95gSaturated Fat1.44gPolyunsaturated Fat1.26gMonounsaturated Fat6.58gSodium200.99mgPotassium433.57mgFiber5.08gSugar1.65gVitamin A497.45IUVitamin C17.06mgCalcium14.18mgIron0.51mg
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