Recipe: Smoky Avocado Salsa

Published: August 9, 2011 · Updated: June 12, 2017

The perfect snack to serve with corn chips or pita crisps and a cold lager, this salsa also makes a delicious topping for small squares of cornbread or grilled polenta.

Serves: 1 1/2 cups
Course: Snack


  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 ripe tomato, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 2 tbsp diced red onion (30 ml)
  • 1/2-1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, finely chopped (to taste)
  • Extra adobo sauce (to taste)
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander (30 ml)


Halve avocados, remove pits, and release flesh from skins. Chop into rough dice and sprinkle with lime juice.

In a medium bowl, combine with remaining ingredients. Adjust seasoning to taste. Best served within an hour or two.