Avocado Salsa

This avocado salsa recipe is fresh, flavorful, and SO easy to make! Serve it with tortilla chips for a zesty summer appetizer, or add it to tacos and more.

Avocado salsa in a bowl with tortilla chips

This avocado salsa recipe is kinda like a mashup of two of my favorite things: mango salsa and guac. So naturally, I’m obsessed with it. It’s a super simple recipe – you can make it in all of 10 minutes! – but it still packs in a ton of contrasting textures and flavors. Creamy avocado plays off sweet, juicy mango, which in turn accents spicy chiles, crisp red onion, and cilantro. A big squeeze of lime juice adds the perfect zesty pop.

I love to serve it as a fun, fresh appetizer with tortilla chips, but this avocado salsa is great in other ways, too. You can stuff it into tacos or spoon it over nachos. I even like it on top of a black bean burger! Easy, versatile, and delicious, it’s a recipe you’ll want on repeat all summer long.

Recipe ingredients - avocados, red onion, cumin, mango, cilantro, and limes

Avocado Salsa Recipe Ingredients

You need 8 simple ingredients to make this avocado salsa recipe:

  • Avocado, of course! Look for ones that are ripe, but still a little bit firm so that they hold their shape when you mix them with the other ingredients.
  • Mango – I especially love Ataulfo mangoes here, but any variety will do.
  • Fresh cilantro – It adds pretty green flecks and bold, fresh flavor.
  • Red onion – It gives the salsa a subtle bite and adds crunch.
  • A jalapeño or serrano pepper – For heat.
  • Ground cumin – For earthy flavor.
  • Lime juice – Freshly squeezed, please! It makes the salsa taste SO zesty and bright.
  • And sea salt – To make all the flavors pop!

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Bowl filed with diced mango, diced avocado, cilantro, serrano chiles, diced red onion, and cumin with juiced lime nearby

Place all the ingredients in a medium bowl, and stir to combine. Season to taste, and serve. It’s that easy! I love that you don’t need a blender or food processor to make this one.

Hand using spoon to stir together mango avocado salsa

Avocado Salsa Serving Suggestions

The simplest way to serve this avocado salsa is as a dip. Prepare the recipe as written, or feel free to give it your own personal twist by adding black beans, tomatoes, or diced red pepper. Serve it with tortilla chips and, if you like, margaritas or paloma cocktails to drink!

Want more ideas for using this mango avocado salsa? Here are a few of my favorites to get you started:

How do you like to serve avocado salsa? Let me know in the comments!

Avocado salsa recipe

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Avocado Salsa

rate this recipe:
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4 to 6
This avocado salsa recipe is so easy, delicious, and fresh! Serve it with tortilla chips for a simple appetizer, or add it to tacos, burrito bowls, and more.


  • 2 slightly firm ripe avocados, pitted and cubed
  • 1 mango, pitted and cubed
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  • In a medium bowl, place the avocado, mango, cilantro, onion, lime juice, jalapeño, cumin, and salt and gently stir to combine.
  • Season to taste and serve with tortilla chips.


5 from 12 votes (10 ratings without comment)

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  1. Friday Kali

    Can you use pickled jalapeno as a substitute?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hmm… I haven’t tried that. I love pickled jalapeños but they might be too tart with the lime juice in the salsa. Let me know if you give it a go.

  2. Jane

    Do you know if it would work to use frozen avocado and/or frozen mango?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Jane, frozen avocado gets brown as it thaws so I’d probably save frozen avocado for smoothies. I think frozen mango would make this watery, so I’d suggest fresh! I haven’t tried either though.

  3. Sabrina from newkitchenlife.com

    great idea for a salad, because they don’t always have to be filled with heaps of lettuce! Love avocadoes nice pairing with mango and other ingredients too

  4. Kathryn

    5 stars
    I want to post this to Facebook so it will save to my page. How do I do this? I don’t see a Facebook button.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Kathryn, there’s an “f” icon in the left margin of the site. If that’s not showing up for you, you could just copy and paste the web url into your facebook post. Hope that helps!

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