Refreshing Avocado Salad
Why do all of my avocados ripen at the same time?
How much guacamole can one person eat?
This salad stays fresh for a day or two, unlike guac, that turns brown after a few hours.
I love this salad spooned over grilled fish or shrimp, or just on its own for lunch.
It's the perfect summer salad and another great way to use my cherry tomatoes.
Light and refreshing.
2 ripe avocados, pits removed and flesh sliced
juice of a lemon
handful of quartered cherry tomatoes
1/4 red onion, shaved into small slices
handful of chopped cilantro
Place the avocado slices in a bowl and sprinkle w/ kosher salt.
Lay the cherry tomatoes and onions on top of the avocado and squeeze the lemon juice on top.
Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with the fresh cilantro.
I covered the leftovers with plastic wrap overnight in the fridge, and the second day the salad was still bright and fresh.
Enjoy your weekend!
My former housekeeper from Mexico taught me how to "keep" ripe avocados. As soon as they yield to light pressure, wrap in aluminum foil and press it lightly to the avocado. Refrigerate. We have them at very good prices right now - I buy 4 or 5 at a time and ripen and store them. They keep for 4-5 days. I have never lost one.
If I only need half of a large avocago, I wrap the remaining half snugly in plastic wrap, then rewrap it in the piece of foil and return to the refrigerator. I use it the next day.
There should be no air in this wrap process as air is the cut avocado's nemesis.
When we lived on Point Loma (San Diego) we had a wonderful avocado tree. No longer live there. Sob.