I love backyard BBQ’s! The problem is that not everyone we know eats the way we do so when we’re invited to a cookout I try to bring a dish that everyone will love but that’s not loaded with carbohydrates. This salad is always a hit! It’s so fresh and so tasty that it can be eaten by itself like we do or used as a dip for all the chips that will be lying around the party. Another great thing about this dish is that it only takes a moment to whip up so you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen on a beautiful day.
Fresh Avocado Tomato Salad
For a large batch to take to a party you’ll need:
5 ripe avocados, pit/skin removed and chopped into large bite size pieces (You don’t want them too hard and you don’t want them mushy)
1-2 cups of organic cherry tomatoes sliced in half
½- ¼ of a red onion, finely diced
1 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
1 lime cut in half (if you roll the lime under your hand for 30 seconds or so before cutting it in half you’ll release more of the juice)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional 1 jalapeño, finely diced
Place avocado, tomatoes, onion, cilantro and jalapeño if using into a bowl, sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix all ingredients. Squeeze both halves of the lime into the bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Mix together. It can be eaten right away but if you allow it to sit for a few hours before serving it enhances the flavor.
It’s easy and tastes like summer! I hope you enjoy it with your friends and family this weekend!