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Closeup of tan pottery bowl filled with avocado salsa and a hot sauce bottle in the background with margarita glass filled with lime fruity drink on top of a dark green tablecloth.
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5 from 31 votes

Smokin Hot Italian Avocado Salsa

A spicy salsa that is made from diced Avocados from Mexico, tomatoes, green chilis, and sliced Kalamata olives. It gets its Italian zip from the Italian dressing and the smokey TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce. If  you want it hotter just add more sauce or a chopped jalapeño or two. 
Prep Time15 mins
Fridge time4 hrs
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Party appetizer
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 442kcal


  • 6 Avocados firm, peeled, seeded, diced
  • 4 Roma Tomatoes diced
  • 4 oz. green chilies canned, diced
  • 10 oz kalamata olives sliced
  • 12 oz Italian dressing Zesty!!
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ lime fresh juice
  • 3 bacon or pancetta slices diced
  • salt optional
  • 1 tablespoon TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce


  • Fry the pancetta or bacon in a saucepan. Remove from grease and drain on paper towels. Set aside. Will add this on top. 
  • Add the diced avocados, tomatoes, green chilis, olives, green onions, garlic, zesty salad dressing, and TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce in a large mixing bowl. 
    Ingredients for Italian Avocado Salsa on marble, six avocados, TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce, green chilies in white bowl, diced tomatoes in bowl, minced garlic in glass prep dish, chopped green onions in glass, sliced black Kalamata olive in white bowl.
  • Stir very gently, you don't want to mash the avocados. 
    A large white bowl filled with Italian avocado salsa with the addition of tomatoes, black olives, green chilies and onions.
  • Cover and refrigerate for several hours to develop the flavors. 
  • Serve with scooper style tostado or tortilla chips. 
  • Sprinkle the bacon or pancetta on top of salsa before setting out. 


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1131mg | Potassium: 883mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 24.7mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.3mg