Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad

I love salads but sometimes I'm just not in the mood for lettuce, spinach or other leafy greens. I threw together this concoction and it came out so good that I ended up eating it two more times that same week!

The healthy fat from the avocado filled me up, the nutrients from the raw veggies gave me a ton of energy, and the combination of the different flavors and textures totally satisfied my taste buds. Plus, it's 100% cleanse-friendly so you won't feel gross or bloated afterward!

Try this on a hot day to cool you down. It'll only take a couple of minutes to prepare and it won't break the bank either!

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Tomato Avocado Cucumber Salad

Yields 1-2 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes (washed & cut in half length-wise)
  • 1 cup cucumbers (washed & chopped) - I used Persian cucumbers
  • 1 avocado (peeled, de-seeded, and sliced...preferably ripe unlike the gross looking one in the photo below)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder (to taste)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado in a container with a lid
  2. In a separate dish, whisk together the oil and vinegar
  3. Add the dressing, salt, pepper & garlic powder to the salad
  4. Cover and shake until well-coated
  5. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate and save for later

VARIATIONS

  • Add chicken or a hard-boiled egg to the salad for a complete meal
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