Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad

 I truly eat brunch, each day, since I eat about 11 o'clock.  That opens up all kinds of opportunities.  I might feel guilty eating pasta for breakfast but certainly not for brunch.  Anything seems to go for brunch.  Today, my decision was dictated by the two avocados on my counter.  I only used one but tonight is another meal.

I have to tell you that this recipe is a success, a tangy salad, with my favorites.  I would add some greens, next time, since I am still hungry.  I want to fill the gaps with some Romaine.  I did not use garlic since I used garlic flavored rice vinegar.  I also ended up leaving out the oil.  The rice vinegar is enough for this group of vegetables.

 Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad -  adapted from Simply Recipes

Ingredients

  • 3-4 fresh large tomatoes, sliced  (I used one)
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 2 avocados, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks  (1)
  • 1/4 cup chopped  parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano  (1)
  • Red wine vinegar (Garlic flavored rice vinegar)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (the best quality)
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Method

Place a layer of sliced tomatoes on a large serving platter. Arrange the slivers of red onions and the chunks of avocado over the tomatoes.   (I did this in a shallow bowl but my photos did not come out.  My batteries died right after the I took these photos.  All I can think, is they blooped before that and I didn't realize it.)

Sprinkle with parsley and oregano. 

Drizzle garlic rice vinegar over the platter. 

Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Serve immediately. Do not refrigerate.

Enjoy each bite.



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10 comments:

  1. Oh yum! This looks great! I love this for a light meal!

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  2. I am trying to lose weight and I decided that everyday,one of my meal is just green veggies and fruits.This is really great..

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  3. What a wonderful summertime salad. I found your site through "All Cooking Sites". Very nice blog you've created and I am now a follower :)

    Looking forward to more of your culinary creations!

    Holly


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  4. Loving all your recipes. Thanks for stopping in at my blog and posting a link for our Friendly Wednesday blog post. I really appreciate it! Your link is on our blog link up! I added it. Sorry that you had problems with it.

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  5. I often have brunch too because I eat a small breakfast. This looks delish. Thanks for sharing.
    KB

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  6. This recipe has 3 of my favorite things! It can't go wrong. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Full Plate.

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  7. I just love this... and it is so good for YOU!
    As always, thank you...
    Take care.

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  8. That salsa looks amazing with all those delicious fresh ingredients. You're lucky eating brunch every day. Brunch is one of my favorite meals :) I hope you can stop by and show off your salsa at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a blessed day :)
    Katie

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  9. Oh Bizzy,
    You can put that salad in front of me anytime, it just looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

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  10. And another great salad link up! :-)

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