Sunday, May 19, 2013

Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad

The three ingredients in the title sold me.  If you like them, give this a try.  It looks good and tastes better.

I buy avocados from Costco, six at a time, which means, I have to have some dishes to use them in.  Usually, there is guacamole for one or two but the rest are not designated and I usually have fun searching for ways to use them.

Granted a salad is not a big deal when using avocado but this particular one is plated on a platter so it has a different look to it, which helps sell it.  For me, it was a special treat since it called for herbs growing right in my garden.  It feels wonderful, seeing all those bits of green on the top, knowing where they came from.

Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad Recipe (adapted from Simply Recipes)

Ingredients :

3-4 fresh large tomatoes, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
2 avocados, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon fresh oregano
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil 

1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 teaspoon sugar or honey

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. 

Sprinkle with parsley, garlic, and oregano. 

Combine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar or honey and drizzle the vegetables on the platter. 

Eat and enjoy.


  1. WONDERFUL salad!!
    I have no doubt I could eat the whole salad myself :)

  2. Awesome recipe. This is a keeper for sure. We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa and I'd love it if you brought this over to What'd You Do This Weekend?

    Wishes for Tasty Dishes,


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