How did you all spend the holiday weekend? We were busy soaking in the sun. Friday was spent out in the ‘burbs at my parents’ pool with our best friend, 2 sisters, brother-in-law and 2 nieces. Then Saturday, we had friends come over to our place to spend time outside in the courtyard. It was such a beautiful day in the afternoon and so much fun to grill out with friends. I knew we would be waiting to eat a bit later in the day for other friends to join us, so I wanted to make a fun snack for people to be able to much on as we played lawn games. I had a great batch of avocados so I decided to make a Tomato and Avocado Salsa.
Both my husband and our best friend tested the salsa throughout the prep process, and they said it kept getting better and better. My response – that is what happens when you let me finish adding the ingredients! 😉 It was truly the extra lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper that brought the ingredients together. They are a needed final touch to make it go from okay to delicious!
You can easily adjust how much kick or heat you like to your salsas. I decided to use both fresh tomato and a can of Rotel because I wanted the added chiles into the flavor. I also used 1 jalapeño with no seeds. If you like more kick, leave some seeds in the mix or use another jalapeño.
- 3 avocados - diced
- 1 can Rotel - original we like the added spice of the chiles
- 1 fresh tomato - diced
- 1 jalapeño - seeded and diced into small pieces
- 1/2 of a red onion - diced
- juice of 2 limes
- 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp ground cumin
While it takes a few minutes to get everything diced up - at least if you don't have a chopper like I don't - this is super easy to make. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix!
What yummy snacks did you enjoy this 4th of July?