Combining creamy avocado and red onions in this simple recipe creates a light and delicious summer salad. Lots of flavor makes this colorful salad an easy choice for a light lunch, healthy snack or just a great side dish!
Summer is coming, fresh fruits and vegetables are growing and will soon be available at the farmers markets and growing in our gardens. I’m excited for this time of year! I love avocados and they pair so well with the sweet and mild red onion.
Please be sure to try out this simple delicious little Avocado and Onion Salad!
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MAKE YOURSELF AN AVOCADO AND ONION SALAD
Arrange the following on a serving platter:
3 Hass avocados, thinly sliced
1/4 small red onion, very thinly sliced
In a small bowl, combine:
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Drizzle the dressing over the avocados and onions. Serve immediately to enjoy!
Red Onions have purplish-red skin with white flesh tinged with red. They have a mild to sweet flavor compared the white onion. They are delicious both raw and cooked.
This recipe is best served immediately. But if you need to prep it in advance, I would recommend preparing it no more than 2 hours in advance and placing it in the fridge covered.
My husband and I sat in front of the tv and ate this entire plate like it was a bowl of popcorn. Except we used forks. And we had really bad breath afterward. 🙂
ENJOY AVOCADOS IN THESE OTHER DELICIOUS RECIPES
SELECTING A RIPE AVOCADO
If avocados go on sale, it’s great to pick up a handful and let them ripen at home. There are so many ways to enjoy them that they’ll never go to waste. Selecting an avocado that is ready to enjoy takes a little more knowledge, however. Try these simple tests to select your next avocado batch:
TEST 1 – A good test to check ripeness is to use your fingers and push gently into the avocado to see if it yields to pressure near the top where it was connected to the tree. If it gives freely and feels mushy, the avocado is past its prime. If the avocado is rock-solid and there is no give to touch, the avocado needs a few more days to ripen.
TEST 2 – Pop off the stem of the avocado where the avocado separated from the tree (see step 1 below for a visual). If a dark brown color is revealed, the avocado is past its prime. If it’s impossible to remove the stem nub, the avocado is not ripe enough to eat. If a green color is revealed, perfectly delicious avocado flesh is ready to be enjoyed!
AVOCADO RECIPES AND IDEAS
Avocados are one of my favorite versatile foods because they taste amazing in so many different recipes! Here are just a few of my favorite ways to enjoy avocados!
SOLO! I love slicing an avocado in half, sprinkling sea salt into the flesh and spooning out bites for an easy, healthy snack.
Scrambled or fried eggs that are topped with avocado slices are an easy and yummy breakfast option!
Philadelphia Sushi Roll Bowls are one of my new favorite lunches.
Throw them on top of your next burger or turn a BLT into a BLEAT.
Spoon mashed avocado over a piece of toast and sprinkle with Everything But The Bagel Seasoning.
Throw chopped avocados into your favorite chopped salad!
Stuff them with other ingredients, such as corn, feta cheese and tomatoes.
Avocado and Onion Salad
- 3 avocados peeled, pitted and sliced
- 1/4 small red onion thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Arrange the avocado slices on a platter and top with the onion. Drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately!