3 cups tomatoes, large dice
3 cups avocado, medium dice
1 cup red onion, medium dice
1 lemon or lime (or ½ of each), juiced
1 bunch cilantro, ¾ chopped and ¼ left for garnish
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons + 3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
3 – 5 dashes hot pepper sauce


Soak the raw onions in 2 cups of water with 2 teaspoons of salt for 30 minutes. Drain the onions. Mix the onions, avocado, and chopped cilantro. Squeeze the lemon/lime over the vegetables and mix. Season with the ¾ teaspoon of salt, garlic, and hot pepper sauce. Mix gently and serve.


  • Substitute cucumber for the avocado
  • Substitute mint for the cilantro
  • Substitute vinegar for the citrus juice

Substitute ground cayenne pepper for the pepper sauce


Notes and Instructions

Recipe and photo credit: Georgia Reader