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Recipe: Easy Tomato & Avocado Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A few months ago I made some broccoli, and I got several emails asking me to post more simple recipes like that.
So here we are, with tomatoes and avocados.
Warm weather vegetables! Except they're really fruits. But whatever.

For the salad
One big ripe avocado or two
Some ripe little tomatoes
For the dressing
A few tablespoons of olive oil
A few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
A tablespoon of Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper

1. Peel and cut your avocados.
(I do this by cutting them in half, then in quarters, then peeling each quarter before cubing them.)
2. Wash and cut your tomatoes. I cubed these bad boys.
3. Throw them in a bowl together. Seriously. Now we're going to make balsamic vinaigrette.
(Find that recipe after these photos.)

I have no measurements for this balsamic vinaigrette because I just kind of make it up as I go. 
But here's what you do:

1. Start with salt and pepper. Add a little vinegar.
2. Add a little Dijon mustard--maybe a tablespoon.
3. Mix those together while adding a slow stream of olive oil.
(Usually I just pour everything in a jar and shake it up.)

Everyone needs a tiny whisk.

Toss the salad with the dressing and eat it by itself or throw it on top of a bed of lettuce, maybe, or on some chicken? Maybe throw it on an omelette. Or, like I said, eat it by itself. Easy peasy. Now go outside.


  1. Looks delicious!



  2. This looks so good! I think avocados may be the key to happiness.


  3. oh yum! I'd love to take that recipe outside with me

  4. I just discovered avocados with balsamic last week! So...amazing.

  5. YUM! I love avocados and tomatoes. This is very likely going to be a go-to for me with the warm weather quickly approaching!

  6. Yummm this looks delicious. I love my tiny whisk too! They are so hard to find, I got mine at a Memorial Day festival/craft sale in Pennsylvania. My friends were confused at my excitement when I found it.

  7. Yum! This dish captures the tastes of summer :-) Also, I love your nailpolish!

  8. Grape tomatoes and avocados and a little dressing is my absolute favorite summer go-to luck. Quick, easy, healthy and DELICIOUS!


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