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Garden Balsamic Avocado Salad

A fresh twist on a classic tomato salad, add avocado and a balsamic vinaigrette for a lovely garden balsamic avocado salad!

How do You Know if an Avocado is Ripe?

Gently squeeze the avocado without applying pressure from your fingertips, as this can cause bruising.

If the avocado yields to firm, gentle pressure, it is ripe and ready to eat.

If the avocado does not yield to gentle pressure, it is “firm” and will be ripe in a couple of days.

A fresh twist on a classic tomato salad, add avocado and a balsamic vinaigrette for a lovely garden balsamic avocado salad! ohsweetbasil.com Whole 30, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian

A few summers ago we were at my parent’s house in Idaho gathering up as much of their garden to bring home as possible. I mean, their garden is lush and ginormous so they weren’t going to miss anything. While Cade and I were out picking raspberries with the girls Mom was inside tossing together this garden balsamic avocado salad.

A fresh twist on a classic tomato salad, add avocado and a balsamic vinaigrette for a lovely garden balsamic avocado salad! ohsweetbasil.com Whole 30, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian

I say this over and over again but it’s something Cade and I fully believe in, simple, fresh ingredients are all you need. Nothing fancy, just bright flavors that can carry themselves.

Do Green, Yellow and Orange Bell Peppers Taste Different?

The different colors of bell peppers actually do taste different.

Green is the least ripe and the bitterest in taste.

The others are much sweeter, with red being the sweetest.

If a recipe calls for green peppers, or you simply feel like adding some peppers to your meal, I would choose yellow or red instead.

Red has the most nutrients and is one of the healthiest “vegetables” you can eat.

A fresh twist on a classic tomato salad, add avocado and a balsamic vinaigrette for a lovely garden balsamic avocado salad! ohsweetbasil.com Whole 30, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian

Mom just chops up some peppers, slices grape tomatoes and of course a creamy avocado and tosses all of it with a simple mixture of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic and salt. That’s it you guys!

What is the Difference Between Grape and Cherry Tomatoes?

Grape tomatoes are oblong and shaped like grapes.

They’re about half the size of cherry tomatoes, with thicker skins.

Grape tomatoes aren’t as sweet as cherry tomatoes, and their flesh is meatier and less watery.

A fresh twist on a classic tomato salad, add avocado and a balsamic vinaigrette for a lovely garden balsamic avocado salad! ohsweetbasil.com Whole 30, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian

You don’t even have to let it marinate or anything. Just toss and serve! I love the simple flavors of summer!

Garden Balsamic Avocado Salad

One of our favorite summer sides, balsamic tomato avocado salad ohsweetbasil.com

Garden Balsamic Avocado Salad

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
A fresh twist on a classic tomato salad, add avocado and a balsamic vinaigrette for a lovely garden balsamic avocado salad!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Grape Tomatoes halved
  • 1 Cup Mini Sweet Peppers chopped
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper sliced
  • 1 Avocado chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl or platter, add all of the veggies and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, and garlic.
  • Toss with the veggies and chill for 10-15 minutes.
  • Gently toss again and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Garden Balsamic Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Sodium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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3 comments

  • I came across this recipe on your website and gave it go. I would say this is now one of my favourites salad! It’s simple to make and the combined flavours awesome.
    Thanks for sharing

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    • Hi Ruth! Isn’t it so dang good?! I seriously could eat it every day!

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  • hey girl- this looks so yummy!

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