Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This salsa recipe comes from a Mexican co-worker. She makes it every time we have food at work. She doesn't speak much English and I don't speak much Spanish, but I did manage to ask her how to make her salsa. She wrote it in Spanish, but I was able to translate it. Like me, she doesn't measure anything. That meant that I had to try it myself a few times to get it right. I hope you enjoy this simple and delicious salsa as much as I do either on chips or your favorite Mexican dish.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -6 serrano peppers, diced small, the smaller chilies are hottest. Adjust these to your own tastes. Remember that you can
  • 6 tomatoes, diced small
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro (leaves only)
  • 1 small onion, diced small
  • 3 avocados, chopped
  • salt


  1. Mix all diced ingredients together.
  2. Add cilantro leaves; salt to taste.
  3. Allow to set for 1 hour for flavors to meld.
Most Helpful

This recipe was simple and delicious. I had a lot of tomatoes out in the garden that needed used and this was my first time making salsa. It was quite spicy and super tasty on our fajitas!

Chalko August 15, 2009

This is a perfect, simple and delicious recipe! I used 4 serrano peppers, which was perfect for DH. I had a couple of yellow and a couple of heirloom tomatoes left I'M SO glad I saved them for something special! I thought for sure I would miss the usual garlic cloves in the salsa...but I was wrong this is perfect just as is. I used this salsa for taco night!

katie in the UP December 22, 2008

We had this for the Sacramento Zaar gathering. It was great! The avocado was really what made this salsa stand out. I love serrano peppers and use them often so they added an extra appeal for me. This is the salsa recipe I will use next time we want salsa.

Morti April 15, 2008