Avocado Tomato Salad

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This juicy and delicious Avocado Tomato Salad is a refreshing summer side dish or light lunch. It’s fresh, healthy and super easy to make!

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diced avocados, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, and crumbled cheese in a wooden salad bowl

A Refreshing & Easy Summer Salad Recipe

This simple salad is made with fresh veggies and lemon juice for an explosion of summer flavors. It’s an amazing light meal or healthy side dish to make for your family. You’ll have this salad on the table in under 10 minutes!

This salad is also a great option for vegetarians, and it can be made vegan if you leave off the cheese or use a plant-based substitute. The colors in this dish are so bright and the flavors are so fresh, it’s about to become your new go-to summer salad.

wedges of heirloom tomatoes in a salad bowl

Ingredients

  • Assorted Tomatoes: I like to use heirloom tomatoes when they’re in season.
  • Avocados
  • Red Onions
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: You could also use lime juice if you’d prefer.
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Crumbled Bleu Cheese: If bleu cheese isn’t your thing, use crumbled feta instead. But this salad does go great with bleu cheese!
  • Fresh Parsley

How to Make Avocado Tomato Salad

  1. Combine Veggies: In a large salad bowl, combine tomatoes, avocados and red onions; set aside.
  2. Make Dressing: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Taste the dressing for salt and pepper, and adjust.
  3. Toss Salad: Add your dressing to the tomato and avocado mixture; toss gently to combine. Taste for salt and pepper; adjust to your liking.
  4. Garnish & Serve: Top with crumbled cheese and parsley, serve and enjoy!
side shot of wooden salad bowl filled with tomatoes, onions, avocado, and bleu cheese

Tips for the Best Summer Salad

  • Use Fresh Lemon or Lime Juice: The citrus juice in this recipe prevents the avocados from browning too quickly. For the best results, use freshly squeezed lemon juice or lime juice.
  • Adjust Dressing to Taste: Be sure to taste your dressing before you toss the salad and add more salt or pepper as desired.
  • Use Ripe Avocados: The riper your avocados are, the yummier and creamier your salad will be. They should be firm but yield to gentle pressure. If you peel back the stem on a ripe avocado, it’ll be green underneath the stem and not yellow.
  • Serve Fresh: I always recommend serving this salad while it’s nice and fresh, but you can definitely get away with letting it rest for a bit. The citrus juice will keep your avocados green and vibrant.
close up top shot of a salad with cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, avocado, and crumbled bleu cheese

Serving Suggestions

There are tons of things you can add to this salad to mix it up. Here are a few of my top recommendations:

  • Add Meat: Top off your dish with diced shrimp or chicken to turn it into a hearty dinner salad. Mojo Grilled Chicken would be amazing with this salad!
  • Add Olives: This salad tastes even better with a handful of black olives thrown in there.
  • Top with Red Pepper Flakes: It’s easy to spice up this cool and creamy salad by topping it with crushed red pepper flakes!

ENJOY!

4.80 from 5 votes

Avocado Tomato Salad

This juicy and creamy Avocado Tomato Salad is a refreshing summer side dish or light lunch. It's fresh, healthy and super easy to make!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 2 pounds assorted tomatoes,, cut into wedges or chopped
  • 2 avocados,, cubed
  • 1/3 cup red onions,, thinly sliced, about ¼ of a small red onion
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon,, (you can also use lime)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper,, to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese,, or crumbled feta
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley,, for garnish
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Instructions 

  • In a large salad bowl, combine tomatoes, avocados and red onions; set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Taste the dressing for salt and pepper, and adjust.
  • Add dressing to the tomato and avocado mixture; toss gently to combine.
  • Top salad with crumbled cheese and parsley.
  • If time permits, let salad stand for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Salad Bowl

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1456IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg

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9 Comments

  1. Jen says:

    5 stars
    I love how this adds such a splash of color to the dinner table too! We’re avocado obsessed so this is right up alley. Thanks!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      That’s great! I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! πŸ™‚

  2. Sara Welch says:

    5 stars
    This was such a light and refreshing salad; exactly what I was needed for lunch today and a great way for me to use my summer tomatoes! Easily, a new favorite recipe!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      So happy to hear that! I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! πŸ™‚

  3. Allyson Zea says:

    5 stars
    This salad is so healthy and easy!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

  4. Catalina says:

    5 stars
    Yum! I can’t resist to this salad. It has everything I love!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU, Catalina! πŸ™‚

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