Avocado-Green Pea Salsa


This unusual, colorful salsa from chef Jose Enrique combines green peas and creamy diced avocado with a hit of lime. It's outstanding with baked rice dishes like arroz con pollo. Slideshow:  Salsa Recipes 

Avocado-“Green Pea Salsa
This unusual, colorful salsa is terrific with baked rish dishes like arroz con pollo. Photo: © Con Poulos
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen peas

  • 1 small red onion, minced

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

  • Kosher salt

  • 3 Hass avocados, peeled, pitted and finely diced

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. In a medium saucepan of salted boiling water, blanch the peas until crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Drain and cool under running water, then drain on paper towels.

  2. In a bowl, mix the onion with the lime juice and 3/4 teaspoon of salt; let stand for 10 minutes. Fold in the avocados, peas and oil, season with salt and serve.

Make Ahead

The salsa can be refrigerated overnight.

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