Avocado Tomato Salad

I like to leave the avocado as chunky as possible for this avocado & tomato salad..if you mash it up then it is like guacamole…

I bought a bag of avocados at Costco which is a mistake sometimes because of course they ripen all at the same time so we had to eat them up!

I don’t really have a ‘recipe’ with exact ingredient amounts because this can be made anyway you think you will like it…just a combination of delicious fresh ingredients mixed together…. you can add more tomatoes if you prefer them to the avocado…or more avocado then tomatoes… it is really to you…

I diced the avocado, tomatoes, onions & added some lemon juice, Murray prefers lime juice but I didn’t have a lime so I used a lemon… & cilantro, but if you don’t like cilantro   just leave it out.

You can eat this on a bed of lettuce, on its own as a side salad, with chips, on a burger…just out of the bowl with a spoon! oh..on toast…. I guess it is pretty versatile so you can eat it anyway you like!

Here is the recipe


4 avocados… or as many as you have…

1/4 of a red onion

tomatoes…. I used 5 small vine tomatoes...use enough tomatoes to give them a presence in among the avocados.

salt & pepper

juice of 1/2 a lime or lemon if you do not have a lime

chopped cilantro if using


  1. Coarsely chop the avocados & put it into a bowl
  2. Thinly slice the onion & then dice the slices, add to the avocado
  3. Next, cut the tomatoes in half & scoop the seeds out, if you leave them in then the dish will be watery. And now chop the tomatoes into coarse pieces & add them to the avocado & onion.
  4. Season with salt & pepper
  5. Add the lemon juice
  6. If you want to add cilantro, take the leaves off the stems & finely chop the leaves, add to the avocado…
  7. Mix gently so that the avocado remains in pieces.
  8. Serve as a side salad …. or eat it a variety of different ways!



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!