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Avocado and Tomato Salad, oh how I love thee, let me count the ways.

avocado and tomato salad

  • 4 cups avocados, diced small to medium
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes or 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups cucumbers, peeled and diced medium
  • 1 cup red onion, diced small
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt
  • fresh black pepper
  • Lettuce

Toss all ingredients in a bowl and serve top on a bed of lettuce.

I prefer to cut up romaine lettuce and mix it in with my salad instead of serving it on a bed of normal lettuce. But that’s just my personal preference. I’m partial to romaine that I dash with garlic salt – the kind that is the coarse ground with parsley. It’s absolutely insanely deliciously delightful that way. But that’s just me.
Some people have also suggested adding in some fresh basil, and pineapple. I’m not personally a fan of pineapple but I did decide to mention this since others may enjoy the variation.
One last note of change, while the original recipe calls for a red onion, I really don’t like red onions. So instead when in season I use a vidalia onion. They are so sweet and delicious. Really makes the salad all the better. If I can’t get a vidalia onion, I just leave the onion out all together of the salad.
Grape tomatoes.

Grape tomatoes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now here is my variation which I made last night and it was amazing! Okay, not exactly as healthy but still beyond delicious!

  • 4 cups avocados, diced small to medium
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cups cucumbers, peeled and diced medium
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 3 pieces of bacon – crisp
  • pinch of sea salt
  • fresh black pepper
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Italian Dressing

So basically what I did was cut down slightly on the cucumbers, used Italian dressing instead of olive oil, remove the onions, and added in 3 pieces of very crisp bacon. It was so beyond delicious!

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