Maggie Monday: Tomato, Avocado and Red Onion Salad

There is no better time than summer to showcase the bountiful vegetables of the season. Take a look at Maggie’s dish below….. 

It is summer and time for tomatoes! I am happy happy happy! Bring on the corn next! Here is a simple and amazingly delicious salad that makes a great meal or side.  Daughter #1 loved this, as did I. The men could take it or leave it. What do they know from good?  Just looking a the photo as I am writing this makes me hungry and want to go make this again. My friend saw the photo I posted of this on Facebook a couple of weeks ago and said that after looking at it three times she had to go eat a bowl of cereal to stave off the induced hunger.  I may experiment with Balsamic vinegar next time. Try this when you need to toss together something quick, healthy and TASTY!!


Tomato, Avocado and Red Onion Salad

2 large ripe tomatoes

1 small red onion thinly sliced then halve the slices

Fine sea salt

¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling (the good stuff)

2 Tbs red wine vinegar

2 avocados

Freshly ground black pepper

Core tomatoes and cut into wedges. Gently toss with the sliced onion, large pinch of salt, olive oil and vinegar in a large bowl. Transfer to serving dish or individual plates. Halve, pit, peel and slice the avocados, and place over the top of the salad. Sprinkle with another small pinch of salt, drizzle with olive oil and a few grinds of pepper right before serving.


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Categories: appetizer, Guest-Maggie, kosher, Low Carb, Lunch2, Recipes, Salad, Sidedish2, vegan, Vegetable2, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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6 Comments on “Maggie Monday: Tomato, Avocado and Red Onion Salad”

  1. August 5, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    Sounds and looks delicious – easy to do – thanks!


  2. shannonseczema
    August 5, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    This looks great! I will have to try it 🙂 x


  3. August 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    looks so delicious.. i’ve always known avocado as a dessert.. shredded then adding some cream and condensed milk which is my favorite.. or as a shake (avocado, crushed ice, milk and sweetener) ..


  4. SkinnyLunches
    August 6, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    Sounds gorgeous, I love red wine vinegar in my salad dressing!


  5. August 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    Love the combination – pinning it !


  6. August 14, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    Reblogged this on Pates, Terrines and other Starters and commented:
    Looks a lovely salad to have alongside the Country Terrine at your next picnic


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