Avocado Salad

This salad is a big summer hit. We used to call it a deconstructed guacamole salad, but realized it’s a lot more than that. Try making it for your next BBQ, day at the beach, picnic, etc.


2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 red onion, ciseler
1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, fine dice
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
2 cans black beans, drained, rinsed
3 avocados, diced
1/2 bunch cilantro, hacher
zest of 1 lime
juice of 2 limes
Extra virgin olive oil
Cayenne pepper
Chili powder
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Combine tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, bell pepper, black beans, avocado, cilantro and lime zest in a large bowl.
  2. Make vinaigrette with lime juice (1 part) and olive oil (2-3 parts). Season with a pinch of cayenne (or more if you like it spicy), a moderate amount of chili powder, salt and pepper to taste. Pour vinaigrette over salad and serve immediately.

Note: This dish can be prepped ahead of time, up to 1 day in advance. Prep all the vegetables for the salad (minus the avocado) and reserve in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use. Prepare vinaigrette and reserve separately. Refrigerate until ready to use. When ready to serve, cut avocado and mix with salad and vinaigrette.


2 Responses to “Avocado Salad”


  1. Saturday in the City « Delicious Ventures - July 18, 2010

    […] bought some of these cherry tomatoes for the avocado salad I made […]

  2. Sunday rooftop BBQ « Delicious Ventures - July 18, 2010

    […] manned the grill most of the afternoon, and also brought my Avocado Salad and deviled eggs. Deviled eggs always remind me of summer BBQs in my family backyard. My mom always […]

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