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El Pollo Loco Avocado Salsa Recipe
El Pollo Loco Avocado Salsa
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Dip
Calories: 30
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (7 reviews)
This creamy green sauce is available at the salsa bar at each of the 389 El Pollo Loco outlets located throughout the western United States, and folks are going crazy over it. The problem is, you can only get it in small quantities at the restaurant, and once you taste a little there you're going to want a lot more it at home. Use a food processor to mix this one up (everything but the cilantro and onion goes in there) and prepare for a delicious, spicy concoction that you can pour over your favorite homemade Mexican-style dishes, from tacos salads to fajitas. Big props go out to Pancho Ochoa, who opened his first roadside chicken stand in Guasave, Mexico in 1975. Today Pancho's El Pollo Loco is the number one quick-service, flame-broiled chicken chain in America.

Source: "Top Secret Recipes Unlocked" by Todd Wilbur.

1 ripe avocado
1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed and quartered
1 cup water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons diced onion

1. Combine the avocado, jalapeno, water, vinegar, and salt in a food processor. Puree the mixture for several seconds on high speed, or until the jalapeno is finely minced.

2. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl. Stir in the cilantro and onion. Cover and chill the salsa until you're ready to serve it.

Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Ethel Powers  
Submitted on: 03/19/14
Meets my addiction to this salsa.
Submitted on: 02/04/14
I love this stuff I make a triple batch, before that I would sneak out a drink cup full
dont forget lime juice!
Submitted on: 01/29/14
i followed the recipe exactly, but felt it was missing something. i added lime juice from a whole lime, and that was what i felt completed the recipe. Its easier to just puree the onion and cilantro with everything else.
The Best!
Jessica Randolph  
Submitted on: 01/29/12
My daughter and I would get small water cups to fill these up to go LOL. Now we can make this at home once a week, unfortunately it doesn't last all week!
Submitted on: 04/07/09
I have always Loved the Avocado Salsa or Green Goop as I call it from the El Pollo Loco but often times it'd be too spicy for my taste but I just love it and take the heat. I got the recipe and made a batch earlier ... I couldn't tell the difference and the fact that I can adjust the heat to my liking is even better. It went great with our frozen taquitos. I Love this stuff !! You'll be sure I'm gonna make a batch whenever I get avocados on sale in my local market.
Submitted on: 12/09/08
Now I see why sooooooooo many people want to get their mits on this recipe.....it's great, JUST like at El Pollo Loco, and you don't have to snag 5 tiny "to go cups" of the Avo Salsa....Excellent clone.......
Submitted on: 01/11/07
I thought this was wonderful. I really couldn't tell a difference between this and what you get at the restaurant. I'm really grateful for the recipe because I love this and where I live now you can't get any Tex-Mex food. It is also super easy to make and only takes a little time to prepare it. Also, I put the leftovers in the fridge and they really didn't turn very brown so it still looked appetizing on the 2nd day.