Avocado Salad

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This healthy avocado salad is like deconstructed guacamole with avocado, tomatoes and a lime dressing. Serve as a healthy side or top with grilled protein for a meal-sized salad.

Let me start by saying that I love love love guacamole. The one thing I don’t love is eating a bazillion chips. Okay, I do actually enjoy eating a bazillion chips, but usually I feel blah if I eat too many. And let’s be honest, it’s insanely difficult to stop eating chips once you start.

Serving bowl with avocado and tomato salad garnished with lime and cilantro.

That’s where this avocado salad comes in.

Salad bowl with avocado tomato salad garnished with lime and cilantro. A fork is in the bowl.

It’s like deconstructed guacamole. No chips needed so you can feel good about eating it any time you please and don’t have to worry about getting caught in a can’t stop, won’t stop moment with those tortilla chips.

Halves of red onion, avocado and tomatoes on a table surrounded by fresh cilantro.

Avocado Salad Ingredients

This salad has similar ingredients to what you’d find in traditional guacamole, but we’re keeping everything in large chunks instead of mashing it all together so it’s easier to eat with a fork and feels more like a traditional salad than a dip. Here’s what you need:

  • avocados – look for avocados that give slightly when you press on the flesh. If they’re too firm that means they aren’t ripe yet!
  • cilantro – the perfect herb accompaniment to avocados and a key ingredient in this salad
  • red onion – adds a little zest , crunch and a ton of flavor to the salad. If raw red onion feels too pungent you can soak the onion slices in bowl of ice cold water for a 10-15 minutes before using. After soaking, just drain and use! This will mellow out the flavor a bit.
  • roma tomatoes – I love the slight sweetness and burst of texture the tomatoes add to the salad.
  • lime dressing – a simple combination of olive oil, lime juice, maple syrup, garlic and salt. It’s sooo good!

Glass mixing bowl with chopped tomato, red onion, avocado and cilantro.

Don’t Skip the Lime Dressing

I must say… the lime dressing totally makes this salad! It adds the citrus, salty component that all good guacamole has and makes the salad insanely delicious. I could literally eat it every day. If only I had an endless supply of avocados.

Clear measuring cup with a lime homemade dressing and a spoon.

How to Serve Avocado Salad

This salad is great as a healthy appetizer or side dish with a Mexican-themed meal.  It can also work as a healthy lunch/dinner entrée when paired with a protein like grilled chicken, shrimp, tofu or tempeh. It would be delicious served with my chicken enchiladas or these sheet pan shrimp fajitas.

Serving bowl with avocado and tomato salad garnished with lime and cilantro. A spoon is in the bowl.

What Pairs Well with Avocado Salad

Here are my favorite pairings for this avocado salad:

Serving bowl with avocado and tomato salad garnished with lime and cilantro.

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Avocado Salad

4 from 7 votes
This healthy avocado salad is like deconstructed guacamole with avocado, tomatoes and a lime dressing. Serve as a healthy side or top with grilled protein for a meal-sized salad. 
Serving bowl with avocado and tomato salad garnished with lime and cilantro. A spoon is in the bowl.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion
  • 4 roma tomatoes, chopped

Lime Dressing

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Make dressing: Place all ingredients for the dressing in a small jar. Shake or stir until everything is combined. Add salt to taste.
  • Mix salad: Chop all of your salad ingredients and add to a large bowl. Top with the dressing, toss salad and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad Calories: 206kcal Carbohydrates: 13g Protein: 3g Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g Sodium: 157mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 4g
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado salad

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    29 comments
    1. Vittoria
      April 22, 2021 AT 1:38 pm

      5 stars
      Eating it right this moment! So good! I cit the recipe in half so I could save the ingredients for the next couple days to make fresh again. Thanks girl! I will be trying your other recipes too!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 23, 2021 AT 1:04 pm

        Woo! That makes me so happy to hear, Vittoria! Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!

    2. Alyssa Woulfe
      April 17, 2021 AT 8:16 am

      5 stars
      This will be on repeat for us this summer! So much great flavor and it was a huge hit for my guacamole-loving kiddos ages 2, 4, and 7. They didn’t even notice the chips were missing.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 19, 2021 AT 12:22 pm

        Woo! That makes me so happy to hear, Alyssa! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

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      July 2, 2019 AT 3:44 am

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