Recipe: Avocado Salsa!

Summer grilling is in full effect, and on Tuesday I made a super simple chicken dish with some grilled pineapple and avocado salsa. I’ve been all over avocado salsa lately – I personally feel like it’s a glorified guacamole but whatever. It’s been showing up frequently in some of my recent Pinterest conquests, but I made up my own recipe because I never really follow recipes (unless I’m baking. I’m not as confident with baking). I’ve used my “salsa” on salmon, chicken, and last night topped my lettuce wrapped burger with it. I do the Paleo thing, so I love these fun toppings/sides to make my food more flavorful.

I had an absolutely horrendous run last night (it was a total shit show from start to finish) and the last thing I felt like doing was cooking – so I fired up the grill for burgers, and the avocado salsa leftover from Tuesday in my fridge was clutch. Here’s my personal take on it:

Avocado Salsa

  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1/2 of a red onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 1-2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 tomato, diced

It’s easy: prepare the ingredients from the avocado all the way through the cilantro (and the tomato, if using), toss them in a bowl and give it a quick mix. Grab your seasonings and season to taste. You could omit the cumin and/or the cayenne if you aren’t into that. I love those flavors so I do a generous sprinkle of cumin, and a pinch of cayenne for a kick. Mix together gently. I haven’t actually made it with the tomato but I’ve done a guacamole variation with some diced fresh tomatoes and it’s pretty fantastic, so if I had more tomatoes on hand I would have totally thrown one in.


That was from my easy dinner on Tuesday…wish I took a picture of it on my burger last night but I was inhaling it before I could even think to do that!


23 thoughts on “Recipe: Avocado Salsa!

  1. Sweaty Mess May 20, 2015 / 9:44 am

    I wish I could grill! We live in a condo so we can’t. That chicken and pineapple looks amazing. My husband loves guacamole too so I’m all over that recipe.

    • allisonfiorini May 20, 2015 / 10:02 am

      Enjoy! I am sad that you can’t grill, though!! OMG!

  2. Jamie May 20, 2015 / 10:05 am

    I have a feeling I will be making this and putting it on EVERYTHING!

    • allisonfiorini May 20, 2015 / 10:10 am

      YES! It’s become a staple in my house!! Most recipes I saw skimp on the seasonings or leave out the cilantro…those are all musts for me!

  3. runsaltrun May 20, 2015 / 11:30 am

    I am trying so hard to get into avocado and this just might be my gateway. This sounds really delicious!

    • allisonfiorini May 20, 2015 / 12:21 pm

      You might find yourself addicted…I can eat this right out of the bowl with a spoon!

  4. Shawna May 20, 2015 / 11:43 am

    i want that meal! it looks amazing and right up my alley. avocado and salsa and grilled chicken = perfection.

    • allisonfiorini May 20, 2015 / 12:22 pm

      I just made a quick spice rub for the chicken and brushed the pineapple with coconut oil and sprinkled them with a pinch of salt, cinnamon and coconut sugar. It was so good!

  5. Orange And Black Attack May 20, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    Ahhhhh … avocado … Music to my ears Allison lol 🙂

      • Orange And Black Attack May 20, 2015 / 12:54 pm

        Yep! Same here if you take my sweets away then no worries I’ll live off of avocado. You had me some kinda way with this post haha! You had my attention at avvvvvv lol 🙂

  6. Nora @ 2 Generations Running May 20, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Avacado salsa has been showing up in my Pinterest feed too! I need to try it, I’m a huge guacamole fan, so I’m guessing this would be right up my alley. I don’t really follow recipes either, I just throw together ingredients and it usually comes out pretty good 🙂

    • allisonfiorini May 20, 2015 / 2:53 pm

      Exactly! Usually the recipe just provide some inspiration and I take it from there! Definitely try it…and enjoy!

  7. charissarunning May 22, 2015 / 1:06 pm

    I LOVE avocado!!! What a great recipe! I’m also drooling from looking at that grilled pineapple right now – looks delicious!!

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