Zesty Avocado Salad

You are right, this recipe is reminiscent of guacamole. I don’t deny it. Furthermore, I will freely confess my love for guacamole and each of its individual ingredients. However, this fresh and tasty salad of creamy avocado tossed with cherry tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and a tangy lime juice dressing makes for a delicious alternative.

For other tasty garden dishes check out Black Bean and a Kitchen Sink Salsa and Zesty Turnip Salad.

Zesty Avocado Salad

Fresh mango will tone down the heat and add yet another texture to this salad. To further reduce heat, substitute jalapeno with a finely diced green bell peppers.
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, brunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: avocado, avocado salsa, salad, vegan, vegetarian, zesty
Servings: 6 people
Cost: $10


  • 2 Avocados sliced
  • 1 pint Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 Medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Jalapeno seeded and finely diced
  • 2 cloves of Garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro finely chopped
  • 12 oz Arugula or other greens


  • In a large bowl combine avocados, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and jalapeno.
  • In a separate bowl whisk lime juice, salt, pepper, cumin, and add olive oil.
  • Add garlic, red pepper flakes and cilantro, mix well.
  • Dress your salad and serve on a bed of greens.

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