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Avocado Salad

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This simple avocado salad is packed with fresh ingredients, and has the perfect balance of flavors from its simple dressing, and textures from the variety of veggies added in.

It literally comes together in 10 minutes or less, and is packed with healthy, flavorful ingredients.

This truly is one of the best avocado salad recipes you’ll ever come across and it goes perfectly with Honey Garlic Salmon.

What I Love About the Recipe

Apart from the fact that this is a delicious salad that you can put together with just a few basic ingredients pantry staples, my favorite part about this recipe is its versatility.

You can serve it with all your recipes and pretty much any main dish you’re planning to put together.

Plus, the salad dressing is super simple and customizable too! You can play around with it as much as you want to.

Avocado Salad Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 2-4

Ingredients For the Avocado Salad Recipe

Avocados salad ingredients

You’ll need just a few simple ingredients to make this avocado salad recipe.

  • Avocados: The star ingredient, providing a creamy texture and healthy fats.
  • Cherry tomatoes: Add color, juiciness, and a sweet-tart flavor.
  • English cucumber: Offers a refreshing crunch, balancing the creaminess of the avocados.
  • Red onion: Gives a sharp, pungent flavor that contrasts with the other ingredients.
  • Lemon juice: Brightens the dish with a tangy note, enhancing the flavors of all ingredients.
  • Olive oil: Drizzles richness and additional healthy fats.
  • Seasonings: Salt and pepper are used for simple, straightforward seasoning, but can be customized to taste.

How to Make the Avocado Salad

Once you have all your ingredients ready, here is what you’ll need to do to make this avocado tomato salad.

Step 1: Wash the Ingredients

Wash all the produce.

Step 2: Chop the Veggies

Cut the crisp cucumber in quarters lengthwise and then dice and add to a large salad bowl. Half the cherry tomatoes. Add to the bowl. Peel and dice the avocados. Add to the bowl. Thinly slice the red onions. Add to the bowl.

Step 3: Add the Seasonings & Dressing

Juice the lemon and sprinkle over the ingredients. Add the olive oil to the ingredients. Season everything with salt and black pepper.

Step 4: Mix Well and Serve

Gently toss until well combined. Serve chilled.

Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe

While making this easy avocado salad is super easy, you might want to take note of these little tips and tricks too.

  • This avocado salad is made using fresh ingredients like sliced cucumber, diced avocado and lots of lemon juice. Make sure you choose the highest quality ingredients for this recipe, because it really will make a lot of difference.
  • If you don’t have the grape tomatoes that this recipe calls for, you can use almost any juicy tomatoes of your choices. I would recommend Roma tomatoes
  • Don’t forget to add some extra lime juice over the salad towards the end, right before you serve. The vitamin C punch you’ll be getting is just a nice plus.
  • Make sure you choose ripe avocados for this recipe. To keep the avocado from browning, you can drizzle some lime juice into the chopped or diced avocado and give it a good toss.
  • If you don’t have English cucumbers, you can also choose to use regular cucumber for this recipe.

What Else Can I Add to the Salad Dressing?

This avocado salad dressing is super simple, but you can, of course, jazz it up if you want to.

I would also recommend adding some minced garlic to the salad dressing to amp up the flavors. If you don’t have fresh garlic, some garlic powder could do the trick.

I’ve used a simple lime dressing for this salad using lime juice, but if you don’t have fresh lime juice, you can also choose to use some apple cider vinegar instead to lend some tangy flavor to the salad.

To add some more flavor and freshness to the salad, I would suggest chopping up some fresh herbs and adding them in as well. Fresh cilantro can be a great choice.

You could stick to the simple salt and pepper for this salad dressing, but if you want some variation, you can add some cayenne pepper or paprika.

What Else Can I Add to the Simple Avocado Salad?

Based on what you have at hand, you can also add some other ingredients into the salad.

In addition to the sliced red onion and crisp cucumbers, you can also add sliced yellow pepper, red bell pepper, green bell pepper or any other bell peppers of your choice.

A good way to add more protein to this refreshing salad is to add some grilled chicken into it. This can actually be a great way to make it a healthy lunch.

If you’re looking for a vegetarian protein source, black beans can be a great choice. You can also top the salad with some crumbled feta cheese if you want to.

Another great idea is to add some corn into the salad and turn it into a nice avocado corn salad that you can serve for all of your parties and get-togethers.

If you don’t have any fresh herb at hand, you can add some chopped green onions into the salad and gently toss it until everything is well combined.

How Can I Store Leftovers?

If you have some leftover avocado salad that you want to store for later, just transfer the salad to an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. The salad would also go great with stuffed chicken breast or honey mustard chicken! Oh how Yum!

You can also just use a large bowl to store the salad. Just remember to cover it up in some plastic wrap to preserve its freshness.

More Salad Recipes

If you enjoyed this avocado salad recipe, and are interested in trying out some more fun and simple salads, here are a few good ones to get inspired.

Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This delicious avocado salad is a fantastic lunch time meal or side dish to enjoy with your fish or meat

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 lbs. cherry tomatoes
  • 1 English cucumber
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

Instructions

    Wash all the produce.

    Cut the crisp cucumber in quarters lengthwise and then dice and add to a large salad bowl.

    Half the cherry tomatoes. Add to the bowl.

    Peel and dice the avocados. Add to the bowl.

    Thinly slice the red onions. Add to the bowl.

    Juice the lemon and sprinkle over the ingredients.

    Add the olive oil to the ingredients. Season everything with salt and black pepper.

    Gently toss until well combined. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 160mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 9gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g

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