Tomato, avocado, red onion. Three simple ingredients transformed into something extraordinary. And it doesn’t take much. This salad is so easy, so delicious and full of summery flavor. Oftentimes the simplest foods are the best. No fussy preparations, no cooking, just good fresh food served right.
We eat with our eyes and putting this salad together beautifully makes it even better. No special techniques here, no complex tricks. Just tomatoes, avocado and onion and a simple vinaigrette to make it all pop.
It couldn’t get much simpler.
Slice up some fresh avocado, cherry tomatoes, and red onion. Mix up some cilantro vinaigrette, and you’re ready to go.
You will love the sweet smell of fresh red onion. You don’t need much here, just a fine dice to give it a hint of flavor.
The cilantro lime vinaigrette will bring the tomatoes and avocado slices alive. For tips on making the vinaigrette, check out our post on salad dressing.
Try this salad with some grilled chicken or steak on a summer evening.
If you enjoy this salad, you should try our Panzanella with Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella, or Shrimp and Hearts of Palm Salad too!
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An easy summer salad, great with steak or chicken.
- 2 avocados halved and sliced in 1/4" slices
- 15 cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
- 1 bunch cilantro roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup water as needed
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil or oil of choice
Gently cut the avocados in half, remove the pits. Prepare each half by slicing into 1/4" slices with skin still on. Scoop out carefully with a spoon and arrange on plate in a fan.
Sprinkle with red onion.
Salt and pepper gently, then add vinaigrette in dollops using a spoon.
Add roughly chopped cilantro, lime juice, vinegar, garlic, 1/4 cup water, salt and pepper to a blender or cup for an immersion blender.
Blend well, then drizzle in olive oil slowly until just creamy. Add additional water by the teaspoon if needed to thin out.