It’s avocado season and I am noticing some great deals in the grocery stores. Time to stock up on my all time favorite! If you are wanting to make something different than guacamole with those delicious avocados, here it the perfect solution!
My father is from Cuba and came to America right before the revolution when he was 8 years old so Cuban cuisine is an obvious favorite within the household. In Cuba, Ensalada de Aquacate (Avocado Salad) is staple side dish to many meals. This is my take on the traditional side dish. It is super simple to throw together in a hurry and incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day. This dish is Paleo, Whole30 friendly, and loaded with the healthy fats that our bodies need.
- 2 hass avocados, diced
- 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, quartered or diced tomato
- 1/3 of a cup of sweet onion, sliced very fine
- 1 tablespoon of cilantro, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of lemon or lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper
- 1/2 garlic powder
In a bowl, combine avocados, tomatoes, onion and cilantro. In a separate small bowl, combine olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon or lime juice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Whisk together until emulsified. Pour dressing over avocado/tomatoes/onions and toss until ingredients are well mixed and coated with dressing. Serve immediately and enjoy!