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Avocado Salsa

This fresh Avocado Salsa brings the smooth richness of avocado and the bright flavor of tomato together with tangy feta cheese for a delightfully chunky bite. Equally good as a dip or a topping, you’ll never want to buy a store brand again!

Sliced avocado in a bowl with crumbled feta cheese and diced tomatoes and onions.

Using only simple, all-natural ingredients, this avocado salsa is bursting with freshness and flavor. It’s the perfect way to get in those veggies when you add it to your snack or meal.

Why You’ll Love This Avocado Salsa Recipe

  • Fresh and Flavorful. This avocado salsa is made with simple ingredients that you can easily find at your local store or farmer’s market. It’s bursting with color, texture, and incredible flavor.
  • Creamy and Tangy Dressing. The olive oil and vinegar create a light and smooth dressing, while the feta cheese adds a salty and creamy contrast that balances it all out.
  • Easy. This homemade salsa recipe is very easy and quick to make. Just chop and toss the ingredients in a bowl and you’re done! You can serve it right away or let it chill in the fridge for a couple of hours to let the flavors mingle.
  • Versatile. This avocado salsa makes a great appetizer, snack, or side dish. You can enjoy it with tortilla chips, pita bread, crackers, or fresh veggies. You can also use it as a topping for tacos, salads, burgers, or grilled chicken. Get creative!
A bowl of chunky avocado salsa next to a spoon.

What You’ll Need

  • For the Salsa: Tomatoes, avocado, red onion, garlic, parsley, and oregano.
  • For the Dressing: Olive oil and vinegar.
  • For the Garnish: Feta Cheese

How to Make Salsa With Avocado

  1. Chop the Veggies. Chop, slice, and mince your veggies.
  2. Toss Your Vegetables. Toss the veggies together with the herbs and dressing until you have evenly distributed them.
  3. Crumble in the Cheese. Add the crumbled feta and gently mix it in.
  4. Serve. Serve your salsa right away, or cover it tightly and chill it in the fridge for up to 2 hours.
A ramekin filled with fresh avocado salsa in front of a dish filled with chips and another filled with feta cheese.

Tips for Success

  • Check Your Avocados. Since avocados are the star of this homemade salsa recipe, it’s really important to pick fresh ones. The skin on a well-ripened avocado will be a dark forest green. It will also feel soft under light pressure from your fingers.
  • Ripen Under-Ripe Avocados. If your avocados are still a bit underripe, you can stick them in a closed paper bag to speed up the ripening process.
  • Seed Your Tomatoes. It’s a good idea to seed your tomatoes before adding them. The seeds from the tomatoes contain a lot of liquid, so removing them will keep tomato juice from pooling at the bottom of the bowl.
  • Mix Evenly. You don’t want to end up scooping just one ingredient onto a chip, so make sure everything is evenly distributed throughout the salsa.

Variation Ideas

  • Try a Different Cheese. Not feeling the feta? Bleu cheese is another great option, as are goat cheese and ricotta. You can also go with queso fresco or cotija cheese.
  • Add Some Spice. The best way to add spice to this salsa while keeping it fresh is to chop or mince in some spicy peppers. I love using jalapeños, but you can also use serranos or habaneros, which are a bit spicier. A pinch of cayenne or a drizzle of hot sauce will also do the trick.
  • Load Up the Veggies. Add bell peppers, cucumber, or other soft veggies for more freshness and variety. You can also add in some corn and black beans for a traditional Mexican flavor profile.
  • Fresh Fruit. Chopped mango or pineapple is a great way to get in a little sweetness. I like to up the spice and the sweetness at the same time, so they balance each other out.
  • Seafood Options. Add some chopped and sautéed shrimp or scallops (or both!) to make this a well-rounded dip.
Fresh and chunky avocado salsa with diced tomato and feta cheese crumbles.

Ways to Use Avocado Salsa

The traditional way to enjoy this chunky homemade salsa is to use it as a dip for tortilla chips or pile it onto your nachos. It also tastes delicious served bruschetta-style on top of a perfectly toasted slice of bread. Any rustic-style bread will work as a base. I’ve used ciabatta, homemade sourdough, and even slices of French baguette, and it always turns out great.

You can also scoop some on top of your one-pan southwestern style tacos or these taco bowls to really amp up the flavor.

Storing Leftovers

  • Refrigerate. Since it uses chopped veggies, this salsa will last in the fridge for up to 3 days when it’s kept in an airtight container or sealed tightly with plastic wrap. Wait to slice and add the avocado until you’re ready to serve it to prevent browning.
  • Freeze. Avocado salsa also does well in the freezer for up to 3 months, as long as you wait to add the feta until after it defrosts. Freeze the avocado slices separately on a baking sheet for at least 1 hour before adding them so they don’t make everything stick together. Leave the salsa in the fridge overnight to defrost so the veggies stay fresh, then crumble in the feta and enjoy! However, be aware that freezing and thawing may change the taste and texture of the vegetables. This salsa really is best fresh.
A bowl of chunky avocado salsa next to a spoon.

More Homemade Salsa Recipes

A ramekin filled with fresh avocado salsa in front of a dish filled with chips and another filled with feta cheese.

Avocado Salsa

Katerina | Diethood
This fresh Avocado Salsa brings the smooth richness of avocado and the bright flavor of tomato together with tangy feta cheese for a delightfully chunky bite. Equally good as a dip or a topping, you'll never want to buy a store brand again!
5 from 1 vote
Servings : 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 firm tomatoes , diced
  • 1 avocado , halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup red onion , diced
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (you can add more/less feta, if you like)


  • In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, avocado, onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, oil, and vinegar.
  • Mix it all together.
  • Add feta, and gently mix it in.
  • Serve right away or cover and chill for 2 hours.


  • Large Bowl


  • To Store: Store in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container or sealed tightly with plastic wrap. Wait to slice and add the avocado until ready to serve.
  • To Freeze: Freeze the veggies for up to 3 months. Freeze the avocado slices separately on a baking sheet for at least 1 hour before adding. Defrost overnight and add feta directly before serving.


Calories: 174 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 16 mg | Sodium: 216 mg | Potassium: 401 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 750 IU | Vitamin C: 15 mg | Calcium: 105 mg | Iron: 0.6 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican/Southwest
Keyword: avocado salsa, avocado salsa recipe, homemade salsa, homemade salsa recipe, how to make salsa
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38 comments on “Avocado Salsa”

  1. Just made this for a potluck birthday party party and now I have to bring something else because it was so good my mother and I ate most of it πŸ˜€

      1. I ran out and got more feta and whipped more up for the party and people devoured it. very big hit, thanks so much. I think it’s my new favorite recipe. I have a hard time entertaining with food since going vegetarian so this was very helpful to my ego πŸ˜€

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    Sargento Cheese

    This salad sounds delicious! The fresh taste and fun vegetables are sure to make any mouth happy! For a different taste, we recommend the Sargento Blue Cheese! Perfect for salads, this crumbled cheese is irresistable!

  3. This looks delicious! I work for a goat cheese company and we would love to feature your recipe/blog if you’d allow? We’re in the process of creating a new/more attractive website – your pictures and recipe would work perfectly. We’d give you credit, of course.

    Let me know what you think!

  4. What a delicious salad and I love the pictures! Definitely make me want to grab a fork and start eating!

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    Jen @TheFitHousewife

    Yum, this looks delicious! Love all the flavours. This would go great on some chicken πŸ™‚

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I love that you have a nice balance in your blog – I just saw great fried chicken, delicious sweet breakfast, and now healthy salsa! πŸ˜‰ This looks really good!

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    Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks

    You are killing me! Wish you and I could spend a day in the kitchen together, girl. We would have so much fun πŸ™‚

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Shea, that would be one of the best days, ever!! Let’s hope that it happens one day! πŸ™‚

  8. Pizza, I could eat pizza everyday! The beauty of pizza is it is so versatile, and a perfect balanced meat! I do love feta too, it is delish! This salsa sounds awesome, I want to just dive into that bowl! Hugs, Terra

  9. Just one thing…I’m close to you but couldn’t be so specific, it would have to be cheese in general.

    This has so many ingredients that I adore, forget the ‘dip’ part, that’s a salad to me, yeah baby!

  10. My cheese love is goat cheese (which I think is a form of feta?). Anyway, I’m right there with you – spoon in hand, standing over a bowl of this salsa! Who needs the chips? πŸ˜€

  11. It never crossed my mind to mix avocados and feta. Definitively a new salad to try in the kitchen. Have a great day!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Mmmm! Love these fresh summery salads with tomatoes, onion and feta with fresh chopped herbs and a vinegar and oil vinaigrette…just never thought of adding avocado. Olives, yes. Avocado? Duh! Thanks, Kate! xo

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    Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl

    Feta is pretty spectacular! I might have to start keeping it my bedside table. Haha. This looks fantastic! And healthy to boot. A winner in my book. Pinning!

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    Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

    What a great recipe and looks super tasty. I absolutely love this recipe and your photos are lovely!! Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

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    Denise Browning@From Brazil To You

    Katerina: This is a bowl full of deliciousness. I love how healthy and fresh this dish is. Great pictures!

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    Art From My Table

    Katerina, so glad you loved the dip! I’m with ya, who needs the chips, just shovel it in! haha. I’m in love with Feta as well, buy the big bulk container at Costco, yum! Thanks for all your sweet words about my blog.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I just had my afternoon snack of pita chips and salsa, but what was missing was *this* salsa! Love the feta, you are brilliant!!

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    Lacy @ NYCityEats

    Your pictures are fantastic! I love the bright colors of all the veggies and of course looove feta! This sounds delicious!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Gorgeous! I think I could have goat cheese for the rest of my life. Or this salsa! I could snack on these ALL DAY!

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    MMMMMM, Kate that looks fantastic! I’m with you on the feta cheese. There’s always at least one container of it in my fridge – and usually two! Can’t begin to count the fantastic recipes we’ve done with feta. Now, I’ll have to check your blog for more.

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    The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    I’d have to vote for moussaka as my favorite food. I can choose a totally made dish right? Not just an ingredient?

    I’ve come only lately to feta love, but yeah, I do love it. And yeah, I love it with avocado. They’re a match made in heaven. The salsa was a perfect pick for the SRC. It looks amazing.

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    You’re killin’ me! This looks so delicious–and I made Two Peas & Pod’s avocado feta dip the other day so I just know how delicious avocado and feta are together.

    But I can’t get a decent tomato here for months!
    Wah wah wah.

    I suppose I’ll live. Thanks!

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    Erin @ Making Memories

    This looks amazing! I absolutely love dips like this. And anything with Feta and I’m lovin’ it!

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