Tomato and Avocado Salad with Berry-Orange Vinaigrette

Tomato Avocado Salad with Berry-Orange Vinaigrette | diabeticfoodie.com

During the Virtual Potluck project with SoCal Avocados, I so craved a salad with tomatoes and avocado. The only problem? Tomatoes in my local grocery store have absolutely no flavor at this time of year.

Tomato Avocado Salad with Berry Orange Vinaigrette

I decided to go for it anyway and picked out some plum tomatoes. They were amazingly good! We’re not talking peak-of-the-summer good, but they satisfied my craving.

To complement the tomatoes and avocado, I made a quick vinaigrette from some specialty oil and vinegar I had in the pantry. I used a strawberry balsamic and blood orange extra virgin olive oil. If you have trouble finding these ingredients, you can order them from Fiore or just use regular balsamic and EVOO instead. In the latter case, you might want to add a squeeze of fresh orange juice to your vinaigrette. If you can’t find fresh basil, substitute parsley or cilantro instead.

Tomato Avocado Salad with Berry-Orange Vinaigrette

Tomato and Avocado Salad with Berry-Orange Vinaigrette
 
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Recipe type: Salads & Dressings
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry or raspberry balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon blood orange extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 3 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • ¼ medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, cut into chiffonade
  • 1 avocado, diced
Instructions
  1. Whisk vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in small bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, onion and basil.
  3. Add half of dressing and toss to coat. Add avocados and remaining dressing and toss gently.
  4. Serve immediately or chill if planning to serve later.
Notes
Of the 11g of fat per serving in this recipe, 8g is monounsaturated (“good fat”).
Nutrition Information
Calories: 130 Fat: 11g Saturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 9g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 76mg Fiber: 4g Protein: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg

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