Perfectly bright, with just a little bite! Avocado Salad will satisfy your guac cravings without the need for table-side service. Fresh, traditional flavors from ripe avocado, seasonal tomatoes, zesty red onion, herbacious cilantro, and fiery jalapeno are buoyed by tart lime juice and smoky cumin in this “deconstructed” Guacamole Salad. Trade the tortilla chips in for a fork and dig into your new go-to vegan, keto, and Whole30 salad.
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve uttered the phrase “Don’t you just want to eat this with a spoon?!” Usually those foods suspended somewhere between a liquid and a solid that one traditionally should not eat with a spoon. Brownie batter. Any kind of drizzly caramel sauce. Homemade jam. And it’s not just reserved for sweets. I could eat my Sunday Sauce with a ladle. Pretty much any cheese sauce. And guacamole.
And apparently because it’s not good manners to just walk into a restaurant and just ask for a bowl of guacamole and a spoon (though I’m sure some brave hero somewhere has), we have to create edible “vehicles” for these soft delicacies in the name of propriety. As much as I love a food stuffed or wrapped in another food, sometimes you just want a spoonful of peanut butter and not a whole sandwich.
Which brings me to this Avocado Salad. Because one recent Taco Tuesday, one of the young ones lamented we never have guacamole and I countered with a devastating mom blow: “We have deconstructed guacamole.” And reader, I realized that’s pretty much what I’ve been putting on my tacos for years – a combination of diced tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and sliced avocado, with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. A chip (or taco) is good. Sometimes a spoon (or fork) is better.
So break out your forks and dig into this Guacamole Salad on its own, as a side, toss in a protein – grilled chicken or shrimp would be beautiful – or heck, serve it over greens and have an Avocado Salad Salad. Just get this into rotation before the season is out!…