Avocado-Green Pea Salsa

Serving Size: 4
Total Time:

This unusual, colorful salsa  combines green peas and creamy diced avocado with a hit of lime. It’s outstanding with baked rice dishes like arroz con pollo.


  • 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen peas
  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • 0.25 cup fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 Hass avocados, peeled, pitted and finely diced
  • 0.25 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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Recipe Credit: Jose Enrique
Image Credit: Con Poulos