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February 24, 2019

Avocado Tomato Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing.

Easy, refreshing salad to go with any Mexican dish.  This salad takes 10 minutes, with 5 ingredients and you have a delicious side dish. or main dish with diced chicken incorporated in the salad.

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1 lb. cherry tomatoes halved
2 cucumbers, cubed
3 avocados, cubed
1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
3 tbsp. cilantro, diced

Optional ingredients: Cooked diced chicken, corn kernels, olives


Toss lightly tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, red onion slices, and cilantro in a bowl.

Cilantro-Lime Dressing Ingredients:

1 bunch cilantro leaves, rinsed and pat dried.
1 jalapeno, stemmed and diced (with or without seeds)
2 tbsp. minced garlic
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Mexican Cotija cheese, crumbled
Salt & Pepper to taste

For dressing: 

Place the cilantro, jalapeno, minced garlic, lime juice, yogurt, salt, and pepper into a blender, and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
Add the olive oil, and blend for a few seconds, until blended.

Serve tomato salad with the desired amount of dressing, add crumbled cotija cheese, salt, and pepper to taste. 

Avocado Salad Fiesta Bowl

Avocado Tomato Salad
Cooked White or Mexican Rice
Cooked Pinto Beans
Spring Mix
Cilantro-Lime Dressing
Salt and Pepper to taste.


Layer in bowls
1. Spring mix
2. Rice then beans, then Avocado Tomato Salad.
3. Top with dressing, then crumble Cotija cheese (optional) on top.  Enjoy!

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