Teedo’s Famous Salsa


Teedo's Famous Salsa

What an absolutely gorgeous weekend!  We had weather in the 70’s on Saturday and 80’s on Sunday.  We got lots of yard work done and enjoyed some time outside.  My 8 year old had a scrimmage flag football game on Sunday afternoon.  His team of 1st & 2nd graders played a team of 3rd & 4th graders, and won!  They were pretty excited, hopefully they can keep it up for their real game tonight!

Teedo's Famous Salsa

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner.  Are you ready?  Do you do anything fun to celebrate?  Well I have lots of great recipes this week to help you get ready.  Last week I shared with you Baked Chicken Taquitos, today a great salsa to dip them in.  Or to just eat with some chips, that is completely up to you!

Teedo's Famous Salsa

Teedo’s Famous Salsa comes from The Picky Palate Cookbook by Jenny Flake of Picky Palate.  The recipe comes from her Dad, and has a secret ingredient.  Avocados!  They make for a creamy and better than restaurant salsa.  It starts with canned tomatoes, so you can make this year round.  I made a double batch of this salsa.  I shared it at cooking club, and a party; everyone loved it!  Definitely something I will be making lots over the summer.

Teedo's Famous Salsa
Serves: 12
Prep time:
Total time:
A better than restaurant salsa with a secret ingredients....Avocados
  • 1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 2 small avocados, mashed
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until blended, but not pureed.
  2. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Slightly adapted from Picky Palate Cookbook




  1. I so rarely make salsa at home which is just silly because it’s so quick and easy! I really need to try this one, I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

  2. Avocado is involved? You know I am SOLD!

  3. Huh, what a neat twist with the avocados! This sounds yummy :)

  4. What a great looking salsa! I have a bad habit of forgetting Cinco de Mayo a lot because my bday is the day before! But I’m on top of things this year.

  5. oh that salsa is perfect!!

  6. I used to live off chips and salsa in college and I still love them although I have tamed down eating them daily. Great salsa recipe and different with the avocado in it.

  7. Salsa is a daily snack for me in the summer, love it!

  8. Wow, this salsa sounds wonderful! I have all the ingredients too!! Going to make this to go with dinner tonight!

  9. Chips and salsa is my all time favorite snack. This sounds great. I kind of forgot about Cinco de Mayo. The goal this weekend is to really live it up. Better late than never….or right on time? I will be ready for Sunday!

  10. It’s like a guac/salsa mashup! Looks delicious, perfect with tortilla chips :)

  11. That salsa looks fantastic.

  12. Oooh! Making this this weekend! I may be in love with this dip recipe! It’s gonna be perfecr for our picnic this weekend…love the “secret” ingredient – avocado! Avocados are my fave-not only are they healthy, they are yummy-licious!

  13. What a simply interesting salsa! I could eat this all day long. That is a bad thing, but a good thing. Smile.

  14. YUM! I could probably eat that with a spoon by its self! Glad you guys are enjoying some nice weather too!

  15. This looks great… having some people over for a party… this is a must have

  16. You can’t see me, but right now my mouth is wide open and I’m going “AHHHHHHH” like at the doctor’s office because I’m waiting for someone to pour this salsa into my mouthhole. IT LOOKS AWESOME ERIN. Chips and homemade salsa for the win everytime.

  17. Have never tried making salsa this way but it sounds great. Adding to my list of summer recipes to try. :)

  18. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    I love new salsa recipes. Cool that this is made in the food processor. So flavorful and fun for a party!

  19. Sounds amazing Erin and so very unique!

  20. Oh…avocados + salsa! Yes, please!!
    This looks delicious!!

  21. Oh my gosh, I posted this same recipe this week on my blog too. It’s so good! I love the avocado!

  22. This looks perfect, Erin! Anything with avocados gets my vote :) Just saw your baked chicken taquitos too – drool!!

  23. So, that’s how you make salsa?! So easy. I had no idea. I’m not much a salsa eater, picky me, but it’s good to know that I can whip some up quickly for a party!



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