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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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Ingredients:

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

Directions:


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

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

Directions:

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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