talking {and tasting} avocados: avocado-tomato-lime salad

those of us who live in california are quite {avocado} spoiled-i know this mostly because every visitor we have always comments on the bounty, (great) flavor, and (good) quality of our avocados-they want to eat them with everything-and so do {should} we! it’s easy to dismiss the health benefits of avocados because they have such a high calorie count at about 320 calories per fruit, but they are also very high in fiber and have a great fat burning ability (we like that). additionally, one avocado provides your body with about 20 essential nutrients including: vitamins A, E, K, C, and B6 as well as niacin, folate, potassium, and magnesium. here’s more avocado nutrition information. so, it must come as no big surprise that we are big avocado consumers at our house. last night we had a delicious fresh avo-tomato-lime salad with lots of chopped cilantro as a side to our rotisserie chicken:

avocado-tomato-lime salad for 6

toss the following carefully together, and enjoy right away:

  • 3 ripe avocados, sliced in half, then cut in about 4 slices per half (lengthwise)
  • 3-4 medium ripe tomatoes, sliced (about the same thickness as the avocados)
  • 1 bunch fresh organic cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 3-4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • juice of 2 limes (plus one whole lime, peeled and finely cubed-add this to the salad)
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper (or red pepper flakes for spicy) to taste
  • 1.5-2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

some more recipes from previous posts including avocados:

here’s a great recipe for a cream free (vegan) salad dressing with avocados: kale salad with creamy avocado-coconut-dill dressing!

 shrimp ceviche (with avocados)!

farmer’s market salad with delicious avocado-dill dressing:
one more salad with avocados (click on the link for recipe):
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