Mexican Salad with Tomatoes, Red Onions and Avocado Dressing

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups prepared dressing
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2 heads bib lettuce, cleaned and dried

4 medium red vine ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges

2 medium yellow vine ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges

1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced plus 3 tablespoons chopped red onion


1 ripe avocado

3 lemons, juiced

Handful fresh cilantro leaves, 2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon coarse salt

3 tablespoons water, a couple of splashes

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Build your salad on a large platter. Use bib lettuce as the bed, then layer the tomatoes and scatter the red onions around the platter. 
  2. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise cutting around the pit. Separate the halves and scoop out the pit with a spoon, then use the spoon to scoop the avocado from its skin. Place the avocado in a food processor bowl and combine with lemon juice, chopped red onion, cilantro, coarse salt and water. Grind until the avocado mixture is smooth, then stream oil into dressing. Adjust seasonings and pour over salad, then serve. Dressing may be stored 3 or 4 days in airtight container. 
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