Italian Style Avocado and Tomato Salad is a perfect, healthy side dish for when tomatoes are in season and you need something fast.
There’s a common and valid misconception when it comes to me and cooking. I think a lot of people, rightfully, assume that I spend all day in my kitchen and wind up with gourmet meals to eat and bring to friend’s houses on a regular basis. It’s true, I make a lot of food, but sometimes I spend an entire day making energy balls and cocktails and that doesn’t really fly when I have to be at a party in an hour and someone asked me to bring a salad.
I’m pressed for time in the kitchen like all of you. I often don’t have an hour to spend on making something, especially when I’m going to a friend’s for dinner on a Wednesday at 7 and I have to finish up work and am craving a run. So, to make life easier on all of us, I’m sharing this recipe.
This recipe is no bake, no cook, and I bet you have 95% of this on hand already. All it takes is some avocado, tomato, olive oil, lemon, Italian seasoning, honey and some fresh basil if you have it.
It’s filling, it’s fresh, and all of your friends will be requesting “that avocado salad” when you’re headed to dinner on a random weekday. So, soak up some extra time with them on the back porch and spend less time in the kitchen. Summers are worth savoring.
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The Easiest Avocado and Tomato Salad that’s a perfect, healthy side dish for when tomatoes are in season and you need something fast.
- 4 large or 5 small avocados
- 7-8 Roma tomatoes
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- fresh basil
- Dice the avocados and tomatoes and add them to a bowl.
- Mix up the olive oil, honey, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper by whisking in a bowl or shaking in a jar with a lid.
- Pour over the avocado tomato mixture and toss well. Sprinkle on some basil and serve.
The lemon helps keep the avocado from browning, so you can make this a few hours ahead of time.
I find that just barely ripe avocados that are still pretty firm work best here.