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Strawberry Salsa Avocado Boats

This recipe can be adjusted very easily. If you love cilantro add more, if you love raw onions, add more or less. Up to you! Use the measurements down below as a guideline but mix, taste and adjust to your liking! Enjoy!
MAKE AHEAD: if you want to make a big batch of strawberry salsa in advance, store in an airtight container in the fridge. Also, I think the salsa is just as delicious the next day, or even after a few hours. The flavors meld together very nicely!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer or Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, avocado boats, strawberries, strawberry salsa


  • 1 pint strawberries hulled and diced
  • 1 cup cucumbers diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro + more if desired
  • 1/4 to 1/2 red onion diced*
  • 1 lime zest + juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large ripe avocados sliced in half lengthwise
  • balsamic glaze optional
  • Maldon sea salt flakes optional


  • To make the strawberry salsa: Mix everything together in a large bowl from the strawberries to the salt and pepper. Taste and adjust anything as needed.
  • To make the avocado boat: scoop out more avocado flesh if needed and eat! Do not throw that away! Fill in with the strawberry salsa. Drizzle with some balsamic glaze and season with a little Maldon sea salt flakes. Enjoy immediately.


*I love the "bite" that the raw onions add. If it's too strong for you, simply soak them ice cold water for 20 to 30 minutes. This will mellow them out. 
Other Avocado Boat Variations:
  1. Tomato, cucumber and onion salad: mix together diced cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and more of the diced red (or white) onions. Season with olive oil, apple cider vinegar (or balsamic vinegar) and salt and pepper. 
  2. Jarred grilled marinated artichoke hearts with balsamic glaze and Maldon sea salt flakes
  3. Tuna salad
  4. Chicken salad