Recipe: Pico de Gallo Avocado

by JJ Virgin on May 2, 2017

This recipe is an even healthier twist on traditional pico de gallo. It’s made more nutritious by the addition of healthy omega-3s from avocado, and the end result is a delicious cross of salsa and guacamole.

If you love avocados as much as I do, don’t forget to check out my favorite food hack to tell if they’re ripe (without cutting them!) and ripen them in less than 10 minutes if they’re not ready to eat.

Pico de Gallo Avocado joins Chicken Tostadas; Pork Tenderloin Fajitas; and Ginger Mojitos in our Tex-Mex Fest menu.  

Pico de Gallo Avocado

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May 2, 2017

Inspired by Tex-Mex flavors, this fresh, easy recipe comes together in minutes and makes the perfect healthy addition to your next fiesta or potluck.

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 to 6 Servings


1 lb Roma tomatoes, diced

1 red onion, diced

1 jalapeño, diced

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1 1/2 tsp olive oil

1 avocado, diced

1/2 lime, juiced


1Combine the tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and olive oil in a bowl.

2In a separate bowl combine the avocado and lime juice (this will keep the avocado from turning brown).

3Stir the avocado and lime juice into the pico mixture. Enjoy with grilled chicken, shrimp, or fish.

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014

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