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Avocado Salad

5 from 46 votes

This super healthy avocado salad recipe is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make!

Avocado Salad Recipe

The best avocado salad recipe

Just toss everything together in a bowl, serve and enjoy. The entire recipe comes together in under five minutes, with no salad dressing required.

It makes a great appetizer or side dish. And the rainbow salad can be vegan, sugar free, gluten free, oil free, low carb, paleo, and keto friendly.

If you like guacamole, hopefully you will love this delicious avocado recipe too.

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Vegan Avocado Salad Ingredients

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The easy salad calls for six basic ingredients: chopped avocado, diced tomato, diced onions, yellow, orange, or red bell peppers, fresh cilantro, and lime juice. Season the side dish salad with salt and pepper.

It’s extremely versatile, so feel free to change the recipe to fit the ingredients you have on hand. You can also easily leave out the cilantro if desired.

Try substituting the bell pepper for diced mango or strawberry, adding lettuce or greens, or tossing in half a cup of corn, cucumber, or roasted sweet potato (here’s how to cook sweet potatoes) or Japanese sweet potato.

Or add chopped jalapeños and stir in a dash of chili powder, transforming it into a Whole30 appropriate spicy Mexican avocado salad.

Leftover avocado? Use it for an Avocado Smoothie

Above, watch the avocado salad recipe video

Summer Keto Avocado Salad Recipe

Ways to serve the healthy side dish salad

Homemade avocado salad makes a great healthy dinner side dish, holiday appetizer, or even a quick main course for lunch.

Try it on top of Veggie Burgers or Black Bean Burgers.

Or wrap it up in tortillas or taco shells with burritos, Vegan Tacos, or Sweet Potato Chili.

The simple recipe also works as a heart healthy sandwich spread in place of tuna fish, egg salad, or the popular avocado toast.

I often turn it into a main meal by stirring in a protein source. Traditional summer avocado salads sometimes call for grilled chicken, shrimp, or salmon. I opt for a high protein vegan avocado salad by adding lentils, beans, or chickpeas instead.

Below is a photo of my favorite avocado black bean salad, which gets ten stars for presentation. Guests are always impressed at how colorful and beautiful the salad looks, and it tastes even better!

Avocado Black Bean Salad Recipe

How to make avocado salad

Gather all of your ingredients.

If your avocado is not ripe yet, wait a few days. Or place it in a brown paper bag with an apple, banana, or kiwi, which helps the fruit to ripen more quickly.

Avocados are ripe if they yield slightly but do not feel mushy when squeezed.

To make the recipe, combine the diced avocado, tomatoes, onion, chopped peppers, and lime juice in a medium serving bowl. If adding a protein source, stir it in along with everything else.

Taste, and season as desired. Serve the salad cold.

Store leftovers in an airtight covered container in the refrigerator. Leftover salad should stay fresh for up to three days. The avocado may begin to turn brown, but that will not affect the taste.

The tighter you cover the container, the less air will get into the healthy salad recipe. Use a very tight lid, or place plastic wrap directly onto the vegetables and up the sides. This lengthens the time before the avocado oxidizes and turns brown.

While you can technically freeze the recipe, it will change the texture. So for best results, I do not recommend freezing this salad.

Avocado Health Benefits

Health benefits of avocado

Avocados are cholesterol free and contain close to twenty vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, including folate, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, and B vitamins such as riboflavin and niacin.

While avocados are not a low fat food, most of their fat is heart healthy unsaturated fat, not saturated fat. Many weight loss diets include avocado for this reason.

A single serving of avocado provides eight percent of the daily recommended value for fiber. They also contain less sugar than most other fruit.

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Avocado Salad Recipe

This healthy avocado salad recipe is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 4 – 5 cups
5 from 46 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup each: diced onion and tomato
  • 3-4 tbsp cilantro (omit if desired)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/8 tsp salt, and black pepper to taste if desired
  • optional 1/2 cup black beans or diced cucumber

Instructions

  • To make the avocado salad, simply combine everything in a large bowl, and serve. It's really that easy!
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Notes

Also be sure to try these healthy Cauliflower Recipes.
 

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Published on April 19, 2023

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  1. Yuna says

    This is so good! I admit I had my expectations set pretty low because it seems so simple, but…I ate the whole bowl in one sitting, oops. What a lovely lunch!

  2. Lisa says

    This avocado salad recipe is FANTASTIC! We have made it at least ten times since first discovering the recipe from your facebook post a few months ago. It’s great for snack or dinner and the littles love it too 🙂

  3. Sarah says

    5 stars
    This is delicious! My parents recently started eating raw and I received this recipe via your email about a week before they were visiting – perfect timing! I didn’t add the salt as they are also no salt, but I added the black beans (they’re okay with them) and the cucumber. It’s amazing that the lime juice is all it needs. We all loved it and it disappeared quickly. 🙂

    • Michelle Soto-Teall says

      5 stars
      This was AMAZING! It also kept for a couple days so we were able to enjoy it again. Katie, your recipes always work, you’re so appreciated. We had this as our entree and had some vegan smoked gouda and seeded crackers on the side. Definitely will make again and again.

  4. Chris says

    Love all your recipes. But when I click “Print Recipe” and the recipe appears on a separate page to print, the image never appears (even when I click the “Recipe Image” box. This has been true for a long time now, for every recipe I want to print. (I love keeping an image, so I go back to the main page and copy a photo of the finished item and paste it into my downloaded page.) Just thought you’d like to know!

  5. Lori Sharpe says

    5 stars
    This is just like the guacamole casero I get at the Mexican restaurant. It’s so good! Adding grilled shrimp to it is amazing, but I love it either way!

  6. Michelle Soto-Teall says

    5 stars
    This was AMAZING! It also kept for a couple days so we were able to enjoy it again. Katie, your recipes always work, you’re so appreciated. We had this as our entree and had some vegan smoked gouda and seeded crackers on the side. Definitely will make again and again.

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