This easy, clean avocado salad can be a side dish or a main meal.
Make an elegant and memorable salad by pairing buttery avocado and juicy, multicolored tomatoes.
A drizzle of olive oil, lemon and a sprinkling of salt and pepper is all the seasoning this salad needs.
Serve with grilled steak, chicken or fish for a delicious, healthy summer meal.
Tomato Avocado Salad
This classic cucumber and tomato salad just got better with the addition of avocado, lemon and fresh cilantro.
Serves 4 (as a side dish)
2-3 medium-large tomatoes, sliced or chopped (I like mixing up red and yellow tomatoes, but use whatever you have)
½ medium red onion, sliced or chopped
2 avocados, sliced or diced
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 medium lemon (about 2 Tbsp)
¼ cup (1/2 bunch) cilantro, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
⅛ tsp black pepper
Place chopped tomatoes, red onion, avocado, and cilantro into a large salad bowl.
Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp lemon juice. Toss gently to combine.
Just before serving, sprinkle with 1 tsp sea salt and ⅛ tsp black pepper.
*Note: if you aren’t keen on cilantro, fresh dill is a good substitute
OR add a piece of fish or poached egg on top.
You can also add a few of my favorite sun ripe black olives on top (or any kind of olive you love). Yum!!
You may love avocados already, but in case you needed to know just how good they are for you, here are some of their nutritious benefits:
- They contain more potassium than bananas
- Avocado is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids
- Avocados are loaded with fiber
- Eating avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- And they can keep you full longer so you can feel satisfied, not hungry, in between meals
Enjoy your avocados this season!