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Fresh Tomato, Basil and Avocado Salad, prepared and served in a bowl

Fresh Tomato, Basil and Avocado Salad

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A salad for avocado lovers. This salad provides a taste of summer in every bite.



  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  •  ⅓ cup loosely packed fresh basil ribbons (or chopped basil)


Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix tomato and avocado together while being careful not to mash the avocado too much. Add basil and drizzle with the balsamic vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

Dietary and Nutrition


Avocados contain more fat and calories than other fruits and vegetables. However, the type of fat in avocados primarily is monounsaturated or polyunsaturated, which are heart-healthy. Avocados contain a trace amount of saturated fat and no trans fat. One-fourth cup of pureed avocado has about 96 calories, 9 grams of fat and 4 grams of fiber.

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This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.