Tomato and Avocado Salad
An easy tomato and avocado salad that is flavorful and perfect for summer. This salad only takes a few minutes to make and is great for a quick meal or to bring to a BBQ or party.
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite summer salads.
Sometimes simple is best and while this salad may seem almost too simple with only a handful of ingredients, it is very flavorful and tasty. I could easily finish the entire thing by myself.
This salad is inspired by all the colorful and different varieties of tomatoes I see during summer. I wish I could say these tomatoes came from my garden, but unfortunately my tomato harvest was decimated by some naughty birds this year.
The focus of this salad is definitely the tomatoes. It’s marinated in a simple dressing, which brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes. There are also avocados to add creaminess and cucumbers to add some crunch.
This salad can be made ahead of time, pairs well with most foods and only takes a few minutes to make. For more easy summer recipes be sure to check out my Mexican Corn Salad Dip, Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes and Avocado Watermelon Salad!
- 1 lb cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 persian cucumber cubed
- 1 large avocado cubed
- Handful of torn basil leaves
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- ½ tbsp dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, add dressing ingredients. Whisk until dressing is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. I added about 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper.
In a large bowl, add tomatoes and cucumber. Pour in dressing. Toss tomatoes and cucumber in dressing and then place into fridge. Allow tomatoes and cucumbers to marinate in dressing for at least 15 minutes.
Right before serving, stir in avocados and basil.
- I used a variety of tomatoes to add different flavors and textures but you can just use one type as well.
- Because avocados and basil tend to brown easily, I recommend adding them right before serving.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.
Tomato Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.8g 20%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.5g
Sodium 58.2mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 9.5g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 2.2g 4%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.