Avocado and Tomato Salad: A Refreshing Summer Symphony


Celebrate the essence of summer with this Avocado and Tomato Salad, a dish that sings with freshness and simplicity. Ripe avocados, juicy tomatoes, and a light dressing come together to create a salad that's both nourishing and delightfully flavorful. It's the perfect side for a sunny day or a vibrant addition to any meal.

Avocado and Tomato Salad: A Refreshing Summer Symphony

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: Approximately 1 cup


  • 2 large ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 15 grams (0.5 ounces or 1 tablespoon) fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Optional: crumbled feta cheese or sliced olives for garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, gently combine the avocado slices, diced tomatoes, and red onion.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and, if desired, add feta cheese or olives.
  5. Serve immediately or chill for 30 minutes for flavors to meld.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Choose ripe but firm avocados for the best texture.
  • Use a variety of colorful tomatoes for a visually appealing salad.
  • Add the dressing right before serving to keep the salad fresh.


  • Can I make this salad ahead of time? It's best made fresh, but you can prep the ingredients ahead and assemble just before serving.
  • How can I prevent the avocados from browning? The lime juice in the dressing helps, but consume the salad promptly after preparing.
  • What variations can I make to this salad? Add cucumber, corn, or beans for extra texture and flavor.