June 17, 2019
Mexican Avocado Salad

Mexican Avocado Salad! This simple avocado salad is the perfect summer salad. Light, simple and ready in just 10 minutes.Mexican Avocado Salad

Ready for the best salad of your life? This avocado salad is so dreamy, I pinkie-promise it will be a mainstay recipe in your house.

I had never heard of avocado salad before until I attended my cousin’s wedding a few years ago in Sedona. Besides the magic of being in the middle of nowhere, underneath a canopy of stars and trees, none of us could stop talking about the Mexican avocado salad that was served for dinner.

Oh my. I’m pretty sure between my sisters and I, we asked for at least 3 more helpings. I was also 6 months pregnant at the time and absolutely using that to my advantage. Is a caterer really going to deny a hot, pregnant woman more avocado?

It was so simple yet mind-blowing at the same time. Even though I consider myself to be an avocado freak (and raising another!), it never occurred to me that I could make a salad out of avocados… and not much else.

Mexican Avocado Salad

How to Make Avocado Salad

After badgering the chef for the secret recipe, I learned that it was as simple and easy as presented to be: fresh avocado, thinly sliced red onion (trust), a light sprinkling of fresh cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and salt and pepper. THAT’S IT.

In the years since, I’ve been making this avocado salad at least a few times a month during the summer. It’s perfect with anything that comes off the grill and I’ve been known to scoop it with tortilla chips when I want additional salt and crunch. My recipe has evolved to sometimes include sliced cucumber and tomato but that’s about as much of a liberty as I will take with it.

Mexican Avocado Salad

How to Cut Avocado for Salad 

For avocado salad, I think the avocado looks best if sliced into either strips or large dice. Since the avocado will break down slightly as it’s tossed with the other ingredients, you want large chunks for easy eating. 

To cut an avocado, slice in half then remove the pit. I do this by firmly placing my knife into the pit and then turning it slightly so that it gives to release. From there, I slice the avocado right in its shell, then use a spoon to remove the avocado from the skin. This tip works really well if the avocado is ripe, but not overly ripe. 

Mexican Avocado Salad

Are Avocados Good For You?

We go through so many avocados at my house, with Van and I splitting one almost every morning. They are such a yummy source of good fats and I love watching his sweet face light up every time I ask him if he wants some ‘cado. I also love that it’s a healthy food we both enjoy so much together.

Heart-healthy avocados are a good source of fiber (11% of your DV) which long-time readers know is something that I am always preaching about. Dietary fiber adds bulk to the diet and can help you feel fuller faster, which increases satiety and helps manage weight. Pretty cool, right? When it comes to weight management (and gut health) fiber is key. Diets rich in healthy foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

mexican avocado salad

I always get asked about nutrition recommendations and for the most part, I like to keep it pretty simple. Eat more plants! That’s my #1 tip as only 10% of us are eating the recommended intake per day. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables may help control weight and blood pressure and of course, avocados are a healthy nutrient-dense fruit.

Plus, they taste really, really delicious and isn’t that the best part? It’s amazing when nutrition and taste go hand-in-hand. I hear too often that clients think eating healthy, especially for weight loss, means sacrificing flavor. That couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when avocados are involved!

Now go enjoy this Mexican Avocado Salad, then come back here and tell me how much you love it!

Mexican Avocado Salad

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Mexican Avocado Salad

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: salad, appetizer,
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Mexican Avocado Salad! This simple avocado salad is the perfect summer salad. Light, simple and ready in just 10 minutes.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: salad, appetizer,
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: salad, appetizer,
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients

  • 4 large, ripe fresh avocados, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/8 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 23 limes, zest and juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions

1. Place the chopped avocados, thinly sliced onion, tomato and cilantro into a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, lime zest and juice, and salt and pepper. Season to taste, adding more lime juice/salt/pepper as desired.

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If you love this Mexican Avocado Salad recipe, then you’ll love these other Avocado Recipes: Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich, Kale Citrus Salad with Avocado, and The Best Guacamole Recipe

 

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Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, Plant-Based Chef and Yoga Instructor. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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  1. I normally don’t like to rate the recipes, but failed to control myself on this one, it was SO, so good!
    Much Love, Much Respect 🙂

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