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Avocado Salsa Recipe

Atkins Avocado Salsa
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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 small whole (2-2/5" dia) Red Tomatoes
  • 1/8 cup Cilantro (Coriander)
  • 1 small Red Onions
  • 1/2 pepper Jalapeno Peppers
  • 1 each California Avocados
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper


Wear rubber gloves when handling chile peppers and be careful not to touch your eyes. Remove the seeds to keep the "fire" under control. Serve with simple chicken, fish or shellfish dishes or as a dip.  Each serving is about 1/3 cup.
  1. Chop the tomato and cilantro, set aside.  Finely dice the onion and jalapeno.
  2. Remove the avocado from the skin, chop it and place it in a serving bowl.  Add the onion, jalapeño and lime juice to the avocado and gently combine; do not mash.
  3. Fold in tomato and chopped cilantro and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cooking Tip

If you're serving as an appetizer, plate your dip with two or three different low carb snacks!

How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.