Isn’t it weird that this is considered a fruit salad? Avocado, tomatoes, nectarines. Not your grandmother’s ambrosia but it’s still fresh and delicious. This is to make up for the carb overload from last week. I love making a simple guacamole salad with avocado, red onion, tomato, lime juice, and sea salt. Sea salt is key when it comes to avocado and can really bring out it’s silky flavors.I decided to spruce up lime juice with adding a touch of honey and cilantro. Removing the onion and replacing it with sweetened, ripened nectarines really cuts through the fattiness of the avocado and the acidity of the tomato. Feta adds a salty finish. I ate this salad by itself for lunch but I don’t think anyone will be mad if you served this at your next cookout or party. ‘Tis the season for avocados. Don’t be afraid!
Let’s take it nice and easy. Here is our ingredient line up:
From Top Left to Right: Cilantro, lime, nectarines, honey for my honey, feta, avocado, heirloom tomatoes.
We dice our avocado and nectarines. Throw them in a bowl with the tomatoes. I used heirloom tomatoes but any smallish tomato works! Why smallish tomatoes? Because they are adorable! We are halfway there!
In another bowl, we whisk our lime, honey, and cilantro together. If you don’t like cilantro, you could add mint or basil. Or you don’t have to add any herbs and keep it simple. I know this salad doesn’t scream simple so I thought I would look out for you. Insert winking face.
Take that sweet, citrusy dressing and pour it over the avocado salad. Add feta (if you wish) and sea salt. We must toss gently. Taste and see if you need more salt. The difference between a good dish and a great dish is the salt. That’s my 2 cents for the day.
I could have waited and put this in a nice bowl. I could have lounged on the couch as I daintily ate my fruit salad. I didn’t have patience. I took a fork and dove in. As should you! Happy salad making!