Avocado Salsa (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

I love a good veggie-rich salsa dip to serve with whole grain crackers, corn or bean chips, and veggies. And this avocado salsa is packed with extra goodies: corn, green onions, cilantro, black olives, corn, and jalapenos. It’s not only delicious, but it’s beautiful to boot. 

Set out a bowl at a party and watch it disappear! It’s not only pretty, but this dip is packed with nutrients, such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, heathy fats, and phytochemicals—plant compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. So, you can feel good about serving it at any time.

While this avocado salsa is great at snack time or as an appetizer, it’s also delicious served as an accompaniment to veggie-burgers, lentil patties, veggie “meat” balls, tacos, burritos, and sandwiches. Bring it to your next party or picnic as a delicious dish that will be the hit! With only 10 ingredients, not including pantry staples, it’s a go-to recipe you will turn to again and again.

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Avocado Salsa (Vegan, Gluten-Free)


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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium avocados, ripe yet firm
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn, thawed
  • 1 2.25-ounce can black olives, sliced, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Black pepper and sea salt as desired (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice 1 avocado in half, remove pit, and scoop out the flesh into a medium bowl. Mash it with a fork.
  2. Slice the second avocado in half, remove pit, and slice the flesh into cubes. Add to bowl.
  3. Chop tomatoes on a cutting board, and add to the bowl, along with any juice remaining from cutting the tomatoes.
  4. Add bell pepper, green onion, corn, olives, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro or parsley to the bowl and toss together gently.
  5. Add lemon juice, black pepper and sea salt (optional) and toss together to distribute.
  6. Chill until serving time. Serve with whole grain or bean chips, tacos, burritos, or fresh veggies, or as an accompaniment with veggie burgers, tacos, or sandwiches.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 100
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 61 mg
  • Fat: 6.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: avocado salsa, vegan salsa, vegan dip

For other favorite plant-based dips, check out some of my favorites:

Red Raspberry Salsa
Pistachio Hummus
Mississippi Caviar

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