Avocado Salad

This refreshing salad is out of the ordinary and makes a good accompaniment to spicy meals. To select a ripe avocado, purchase a hard one. Allow to ripen unrefrigerated 2-5 days until it yields to some finger pressure all over, but never as much as a ripe peach.

Recipe Ingredients

1 medium or 2 small avocados
Salt and pepper, to taste, about 1 teaspoon each
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 cup regular or light mayonnaise
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
Cherry tomatoes or tomato wedges


  1. Peel avocados and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  2. In a salad bowl, mix salt, pepper, lime juice and mayonnaise. Add avocado and onion; mix slightly. Add lettuce and toss lightly.
  3. Garnish with tomatoes.

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