Three-Minute Tomato and Avocado Salad

avocado tomato salad
Prep Time: 
3 minutes
Number of Servings: 
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EAT WHAT YOU LOVE EVERYDAY © 2014 by Marlene Koch, Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.



  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar, optional
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Pinch salt


  • 3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup chopped avocado (about 1 small avocado)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, green and white parts
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro


  1. Whisk together all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place lettuce on a large platter. Arrange tomatoes and avocado over lettuce. Sprinkle with green onions and chopped cilantro.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve.


Don’t be tempted to toss this salad like a traditional mixed salad. Drizzling the dressing over the vibrantly colored tomato-avocado mix is essential to keep it looking fresh.