Healthy Avocado and Tomato Salad!
by Jamie Hinckley on May 01, 2012 3
The weather is getting warmer and that means barbecue season! The warm weather always gets me in the mood to grill. This yummy avocado salad will go perfect with your next barbecue.
It’s healthy, fresh, and tasty!
Don’t be afraid of the avocados! Avocados have almost 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. Avocados have both mono-saturated and polyunsaturated fat and by eating these “good” fats (in moderation) in place of saturated or trans fat can reduce blood cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. Check out avocado.org for more information.
The truth is, this salad would be even more awesome if it had chunks of fresh mozzarella cheese and bacon in it as well. Since the hubs and I are really focusing on being healthy we left it out this time. Don’t worry though… it was still awesome!
2 tomatoes, diced
1 avocado, diced
1 Tb balsamic vinaigrette.
1 Tb basil
***Mix the tomatoes, vinegar and basil together. Gently stir in avocado chunks so that they do not mush together.
fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!
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