Ina’s No-Cook Guacamole Salad — Meatless Monday

Ina puts a twist on guacamole and transforms this popular dip into a salad. Layer ingredients like tomatoes, peppers and avocado for a dish that’s ready in just 10 minutes.

Since we’re officially experiencing the dog days of summer, there’s no better time to try no-stove-required recipes. Nix the kitchen heat and you’ll not only feel refreshed, but also be highlighting fresh fruits and veggies that are already popular at summer picnics, potlucks and barbecues. While salads may readily come to mind for a meatless meal, Ina Garten has you thinking outside the lettuce box with her Guacamole Salad (pictured above).

A deconstructed version of one of the most-loved dips, this salad plays up colors, textures and flavors, making for a beautiful dish that’s ready in just 10 minutes. Ina uses the guacamole classics — tomatoes, red onions and garlic — plus yellow bell pepper for crunch and black beans for heartiness. She makes a simple lime juice-and-olive oil vinaigrette that she gives a spicy kick with a pinch of cayenne. Follow Ina’s lead and add the chunky avocados at the end to ensure their bright green color and to avoid browning.

Get the Recipe: Guacamole Salad

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Ina Garten Bio

Get to know Ina Garten, host of Barefoot Contessa.

Quiz: What's Your Ina IQ?

Take this quiz to find out how well you know the Barefoot Contessa!