Summer Avocado Salad is an easy, healthy, filling, nutritious salad. With two summer fruits, avocado and juicy fresh tomatoes, I like to enjoy this salad as a light meal. Add some roasted nuts and seeds and in no time a delicious summery salad is ready. As a matter of fact, I love both avocado and tomatoes a lot so they tend to find their way into most of my salad recipes.
I had first published this recipe on 28/08/2012. Republishing it with new photos and better write up.
What Type Of Salad Dressing To Use?
Well, any of your choice. Use ready made ones or make the dressing at home. It is very easy to make vinaigrette. For this summer avocado salad I like to pair it with a Creamy Lemon Dressing.
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Ingredients Required For Summer Avocado Salad & Creamy Lemon Dressing
Avocado – ripe but not too soft. Peel, remove the stone/seed and cut the avocado into cubes or slices.
Baby Tomatoes – use any you get. Can also use regular tomatoes. Just chop them into small pieces.
Salad Leaves – add any of your choice. I got a mixed salad leaves.
Olives – add any of your choice, black, green, kalamata, etc.
Nuts – add nuts of your choice like walnuts, cashew nuts, almonds, pecans or mixed. Roast them lightly in a pan, oven or in the microwave oven. If you want to roast them in the oven then preheat the oven to 180C. Spread the nuts out on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Bigger nuts may take about 7 minutes. I usually toast/roast them when I finish baking. Once the nuts cool down I store them in an airtight jar. To roast them in the microwave it usually takes about 2-3 minutes on high setting.
Seeds – any seeds of your choice. I like to roast/toast them lightly in a pan. For this recipe I have used sunflower seeds.
Onion – use any of your choice, red, yellow or white. I have used red. Peel and slice or chop a small onion.
Olive Oil – best to use good quality olive oil for the salad dressing.
Lemon Juice – I prefer to use freshly squeezed whenever possible.
Lemon Zest – why waste that lovely aromatic, flavourful rind! Just grate it and add to the dressing.
Sour Cream – it adds creaminess to the dressing.
Salt – add according to your taste.
Pepper – coarsely ground or powder. Add according to your taste. I have a tendency to add a bit more.
Parsley – I have used parsley but feel free to use any fresh herb of your choice.
Honey/ Maple Syrup – add according to your taste.
Watch How To Make Summer Avocado Salad & Creamy Lemon Dressing
SUMMER AVOCADO SALAD & CREAMY LEMON DRESSING
Summer Avocado Salad is an easy, healthy, filling, nutritious salad. With two summer fruits, avocado and juicy fresh tomatoes, I like to enjoy this salad as a light meal. I add some roasted nuts and seeds and in no time a delicious summery salad is ready.