Cilantro Tomato Avocado Salad Recipe

Serene Herrera | House of Yumm

Cilantro Tomato Avocado Salad takes all the best flavors of summer and tosses ‘em into one gorgeous salad. Make it as a side for a barbecue or let it be the star of the whole meal.

Cilantro Tomato Avocado Salad - Refreshing and bursting with flavor this salad will be the perfect complement to any meal this summer! 
Fresh tomato, avocado, cilantro all swimming in a lime dressing. Plus top it with some crumbled queso fresco for a bit of creaminess. 
Summertime is here! Which means hot weather. Which means I only want to eat cold and refreshing things. Which is why I am sharing this Cilantro Tomato Avocado Salad with you! 
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It’s a mouthful right? But it’s such a tasty mouthful and I don’t really know what else to call this. Other than the easiest salad EVER! 
I love to absolutely load up my salads, like this Autumn Apple Salad and this Pear and Pomegranate Salad. But there’s something about the simplicity in this salad that makes me just as happy. 
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The few ingredients that are involved take center stage. The juicy flavor of the tomatoes, the creamy avocado, the fresh, crisp taste of cilantro. Not to mention the burst of citrus with the easy to make lime dressing that coats it all. 
The queso fresco on top is not necessary; if you want to leave it off you definitely can. However, I love the subtle hint of flavor that it brings. It’s a very mild tasting cheese and definitely pairs well in this dish.
This salad is perfect for having as a side dish, or to load up into some tacos, or even layer on top of some grilled chicken or fish. It’s basically my new favorite go to dish to make and do everything with. 
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This isn’t a dish that you can really make too far in advance though. With the fresh avocado added in there you will want to eat this salad within a few hours of making. 
Otherwise, the avocado will start to discolor and it just doesn’t look as pretty. But you can make it a couple of hours in advance and keep in the fridge - this actually helps the flavors to meld together as well. 

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Cilantro Tomato Avocado Salad Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 pound Roma Tomato, diced
  • 2 medium Ripe Avocados, diced
  • 1/4 cup Sliced Red Onion, about 1/4 a medium size onion
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh Cilantro, chopped, approximately 1/4 cup
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
For Topping:
  • Crumbled Queso Fresco


  1. In a large mixing bowl add all of the ingredients, except the queso fresco. Stir until combined. 
  2. Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to let the flavors blend. 
  3. Top with the crumbled queso fresco. Serve immediately and enjoy! 


Cooking Method:
No Cook
Tex Mex
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Author: Serene Herrera
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 142
Calories 241

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 162mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
  Dietary Fiber 6g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Serene Herrera

About Serene

Serene is the blogger behind House of Yumm, and loves all things Tex-Mex thanks to a Texas transplantation from California. We're so excited she's sharing her favorites with you!

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