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Simple Avocado Salad Recipe with Tomatoes

This summertime-perfect salad is light, easy, and ready in 10 minutes! Creamy avocado, ripe tomatoes, a small red onion, and English cucumber all work together to make this simple salad.

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Summer is here, and so are the fresh flavors of this easy avocado salad! The crisp flavors blend so together, I can’t resist pairing it with a great protein recipe. Grilled chicken or tender salmon are great options!

This cucumber tomato avocado salad comes together with ripe ingredients, fresh from the garden. Combine them together in a mixing bowl and you have a light and refreshing lunch!

Key Ingredients

Avocado salad with tomatoes salad ingredients- salt, pepper, cucumber, avocado, tomato, red onion, and olive oil.

Avocado helps to reduce inflammation and can reduce the risk of heart disease. Also, the skin of the avocado can be used instead of a large salad bowl,

Ripe tomatoes help to protect your skin from sun damage. They give you vitamin A and are a great addition to this quick side dish.

Cucumber is very low in calories and fills you with antioxidants.

Red onion fights inflammation and helps to boost the immune system.

Olive oil, salt, and pepper add the flavors, a touch of spice, and combine in this salad perfectly.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make a Simple Avocado Salad with Tomatoes:

Step 1: Slice the avocado in half, lengthwise. Using a tablespoon, scoop out each half of the insides of the avocado and chop it into bite-size pieces.

Half an avocado and chopped avocado on a wooden cutting board.

Step 2: Dice tomato, cucumber, and red onion into equal-sized pieces. Place all of the chopped ingredients into one bowl. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and mix carefully.

Chopped avocado salad ingredients in a bowl with a spoon.

Step 3: Spoon the salad into avocado halves and garnish with fresh parsley.

Avocado salad in avocado shells on a white plate.

Expert Tips:

  • This salad can be scooped with tortilla chips or eaten with a fork!
  • To stop the avocado from browning quickly, add some lemon or lime juice to it. Then, add it to the salad.
  • You can add fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, or dill for extra flavor and benefits in this side salad.

FAQs:

Can I use unripe avocados for this salad?

It’s best to use ripe avocados for this salad to enjoy its creamy texture and rich flavor. Unripe avocados may be too firm and lack the desired creaminess.

Can I use different types of onions in this salad?

Certainly! While the recipe calls for red onion, you can experiment with other onion varieties like white or shallots. Each type will bring its own unique flavor and aroma to the salad.

How long can I store the leftovers of this avocado salad?

It’s best that you enjoy this salad immediately, since the avocado browns up and its texture changes.

Can I make this avocado salad in advance?

You can make this easy salad in advance by chopping the ingredients separately and assembling them just before serving. This way, the avocado stays creamy and the rest of the ingredients are fresh!

Avocado salad in avocado shells on a white plate with a fork.

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Avocado salad in avocado shells on a white plate with a fork.

Simple Avocado Salad Recipe with Tomatoes

This summertime-perfect salad is light, easy and ready in 10 minutes!
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings4
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe avocado, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • cup cucumber, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Slice the avocado in half, lengthwise. Using a tablespoon, scoop out each half of the insides of the avocado and chop it into bite-size pieces.
    1 large ripe avocado,
    Half an avocado and chopped avocado on a wooden cutting board.
  • Dice tomato, cucumber, and red onion into equal size pieces and place all of the chopped ingredients in one bowl. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and mix carefully.
    1 small tomato,, ⅓ cup cucumber,, 1 Tbsp red onion,, 2 Tbsp olive oil, salt,, black pepper,
    Chopped avocado salad ingredients in a bowl with a spoon.
  • Spoon the salad into avocado halves and garnish with fresh parsley.
    Avocado salad in avocado shells on a white plate.

Notes

While the recipe calls for red onion, you can experiment with other onion varieties like white or shallots. Each type will bring its own unique flavor and aroma to the salad!

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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