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5 Easy Avocado Salad Recipes

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Avocados. That one word is a sentence all by itself!  It’s one of my favorite foods and always a “crowd pleaser” at get-togethers and barbecues. And as far as health benefits are concerned, there are not too many fruits that come close to matching the nutritional value, as it has nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.

Besides tossing them in salads and/or spreading them on burger/sandwich buns this Memorial Day, try these quick & easy avocado salad recipe ideas that you and your guests will love.

NOTE: These are recipe ideas and include the ingredients I used with only 1 large avocado. Therefore, you will need to tweak each recipe to increase the serving size and simply season to taste – and customize – with the spices and condiments listed below each recipe. The only ingredients I caution you to be too liberal on are extra virgin olive oil and organic, raw honey.  Lastly, it is NOT necessary to stuff the avocado. Just eat the salads.

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AVOCADO. TOMATO, FETA & HERB SALAD

Ingredients

For 3 servings:

  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • 1 oz feta crumble
  • 6 red cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 6 yellow/golden cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/3 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (or parsley)
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Toss all the ingredients in a bowl.  Mix together with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  2. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.

Approximate macros for 1 of 3 servings

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Calories
156
Protein
5g
Fat
13g
Carbs
10g
Sodium
-
Fiber
5g
Sugar
2g
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AVOCADO & QUINOA MACARONI SALAD

Ingredients

For 3 servings:

  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1.25 cup cooked quinoa macaroni (or whole grain macaroni shells)
  • 1/3 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese (optional yet recommended)
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (paste)
  • two pinches of fresh dill
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Toss all the ingredients in a bowl.  Mix together with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  2. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
Calories
175
Protein
8g
Fat
9g
Carbs
20g
Sodium
-
Fiber
5g
Sugar
2g
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CREAMY TEX-MEX GUACAMOLE (FITMENCOOK-STYLE)

Ingredients

For 2 servings:

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 diced roma tomato
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic (paste or minced)
  • juice from 1 lime
  • pinch of cumin
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • lime juice to taste
Steps
  1. Mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork. It should be smooth, yet chunky.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix together.
  3. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
Calories
144
Protein
4g
Fat
11g
Carbs
13g
Sodium
-
Fiber
6g
Sugar
3g
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AVOCADO, CARROT & MIXED GREEN TROPICAL SLAW

Ingredients

For 3 servings:

  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 3/4 cup mixed greens, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup (colorful) shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped mango
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Toss all the ingredients in a bowl.  Mix together with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  2. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
Calories
172
Protein
3g
Fat
12g
Carbs
16g
Sodium
-
Fiber
6g
Sugar
7g
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AVOCADO MINT FRUIT SALAD

Ingredients
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 6 large strawberries, chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped peach
  • Syrup:
    • 2 sprigs mint, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
    • juice from 1 lime (or clementine)
    • 1.5 tablespoon organic, raw honey (to reduce the amount of sugar, you can substitute 1g, or packet, Stevia in the raw)
    • pinch of cinnamon
Steps
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the syrup.
  2. Toss the remaining ingredients into a larger bowl. Mix together with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  3. Pour the sauce into the large bowl and mix together.
  4. Season to taste with cinnamon and mint, if desired.
Calories
139
Protein
3g
Fat
7g
Carbs
20g
Sodium
-
Fiber
5g
Sugar
14g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.