Avocado Tomato Salad

Avocado Tomato Salad in a bowl with grapefruit vinaigrette

There’s nothing better in summer than a simple salad made with uber fresh ingredients. This salad is one of my favorites because it only has three main ingredients. From the title alone you know that this avocado tomato salad has…well, avocados and tomatoes. And from the photo you can guess the third.

The key to this salad is freshness. I am lucky to live in a place where tomatoes are some of the best in the world, so I never have to worry about bland, cardboardy pre-ripened grocery store tomatoes like in America. I definitely suggest buying your produce at a farmers market – at least for a salad such as this.

Avocado Tomato Salad Recipe

avocados, black cherry tomatoes, and a red onion on a table

There are only three main ingredients in this salad, plus whatever dressing you decide to use. I am using a homemade grapefruit vinaigrette as the acidity and brightness really elevates the avocado and compliments the tomato and red onion beautifully.

Salad Ingredients List

500 grams Avocado – this is about 1 pound, but you can use more or less. No need to be super on the dot with salad weights, this isn’t baking.

250 grams Tomato – I am using black cherry tomatoes as I love them, but you can use any tomato you want. I suggest something picked ripe to really get the best flavor.

1 medium Red Onion – thinly sliced. I love the taste raw red onion brings to dishes but if you find it too strong you can substitute with a couple shallots.

4 tbsp Vinaigrette – I suggest pairing this salad with a grapefruit vinaigrette (recipe below) but you can use something store bought if you like.

Grapefruit Vinaigrette Ingredients

grapefruit vinaigrette salad dressing in a jar with a gold spoon and a grapefruit in the background

1/2 cup (120ml) Grapefruit Juice – freshly squeezed

1/4 cup (60ml) Olive Oil – extra virgin, high quality

3 tbsp (45 ml) White Wine Vinegar

1 tsp Dry Oregano

1 tsp Dry Basil

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder – can also substitute in one minced clove of fresh garlic

1/2 tsp Salt – or adjust to taste

1 tbsp Sunflower Lecithin Powder – optional. This will help emulsify the salad dressing so you do not need to shake it every time you want to use it.

avocado tomato salad in a glass bowl

Add all the cut ingredients into a bowl. In another bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients thoroughly. Spoon over some of the vinaigrette and gently toss the salad.

avocado tomato salad in a bowl with grapefruit vinaigrette

Avocado Tomato Salad

This fresh and summery avocado tomato salad is perfect for your outdoor get togethers with friends.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: Avocado, Tomato Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian, Vinaigrette
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 320kcal
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • 1 Bowl

Ingredients

Avocado Tomato Salad

  • 500 grams Avocado peeled and diced into bite size pieces. This is about a pound, but you can use more or less if you want
  • 250 grams Tomato I used about two cups of cherry tomatoes cut in half. If you use a large tomato like an heirloom I suggest cutting it to a similar size as the avocado
  • 1 medium Red Onion thinly sliced.

Grapefruit Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup 120ml Grapefruit Juice – freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup 60ml Olive Oil – extra virgin, high quality
  • 3 tbsp 45 ml White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dry Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dry Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder – can also substitute in one minced clove of fresh garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Salt – or adjust to taste
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower Lecithin Powder – optional. This will help emulsify the salad dressing so you do not need to shake it every time you want to use it.

Instructions

  • In a bowl add the salad ingredients.
  • In another bowl whisk together all the dressing ingredients thoroughly.
  • Add some of the dressing to the bowl with the avocado, tomato, and onion and toss gently to coat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 320kcal
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