El Pollo Loco Avocado Salsa Copycat Easy Recipe

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This Vegan El Pollo Loco Avocado Salsa Copycat recipe is so fun salsa to make, and of course it’s vegan. Incredibly easy to make and tastes great! You just need a couple of ingredients.

This El Pollo Loco Avocado Salsa is one of the sauces at the all you can take salsa bara in Pollo Loco  restaurant and it is the one I wait in line for.

Besides from feeling like you’re getting free of charge guacamole it is creamy, spiced up, tastes freshly and vegan. Occasionally us vegans get left out of the tasty salsas because of sour cream.

This is the main secret to this recipe. You’ve surely had some avocados that aren’t best looking? When you cut them open and it feels like gooey situation or black/brown patches that you feel like you can’t serve to your family or guests? This avocado is still amazing but it surely would not win a contest for the best looking avocado? Well, this El pollo loco salsa recipe is PERFECT for that avocado.

My friends have asked me on numerous occasions, “How do I make this El pollo loco avocado salsa?”

Copycat El Pollo Loco Avocado Salsa

This recipe for El Pollo Loco Avocado salsa is one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. You simply wash and cut vegetables in half and throw them in your food processor. Avocado, jalapeno and cilantro are the responsible for the flavors in this vegan salsa and because everything will become a puree I don’t really bother to chop into small pieces.

There are also different levels of spice to choose for the salsa and it’s easy. I like it not so spicy, so I take away the seeds and pretty much all of the veins. This is because most of the spicy taste comes from jalapeno.

Add cilantro if you want to add to the freshness. What if you don’t like cilantro? Add parsley instead to keep it fresh.

This El Pollo Loco Avocado Salsa is perfect for the avocados that don’t look so good, as I’ve said before. The ones you open and make that face a bit because they are changing color into brown and make them not really appetizing.

Well as I’ve said before, there is no reason to worry, those avocados are indeed perfect for this vegan salsa!

Avocado Salsa El Pollo Loco

Tools and Equipment you need to make El Pollo Loco Avocado Salsa

Food processor – I found this recipe to be very easy to make with the food processor. You could try to make this salsa with a Ninja Blender also.

This food processor is doing an amazing job of mixing the avocado, onion, cilantro, water, vinegar, and salt together.


  • 2 avocados, ripe
  • 1 jalapeno pepperstemmed and quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • ¾ tspsalt
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro
  • 2 tbsp diced onion


  1. Mix avocados,wate, jalapeno, vinegar and salt in your food processer
  2. Pureethe mix  for a fewseconds till jalapeno is minced
  3. Pour into a bowl, stir in cilantro and onion
  4. Cover and cool until it’s ready to serve


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Syntec Patrol
Syntec Patrol
1 year ago

El Pollo Loco uses Serranos not Jalapenos