Saw this on Food Network Rachel Ray 30 minute meals and was one of the first recipes I tried from her show.
- 2 medium Hass avocadoes, pitted and sliced
- 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1⁄2 English cucumber, chopped
- 1⁄2 red onion, sliced
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 small garlic clove, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 drops hot sauce (to taste)
- Arrange vegetables on a platter.
- Mix lemon, garlic, hot sauce and salt. Stream in olive oil while whisking dressing.
- Pour lemon dressing over the salad and serve.
Russ and I both really enjoyed this quick, simple, tasty salad. I made a half recipe, but onlu used a tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of olive oil in the dressing. It was tangy (just as we love a salsa style dish) and seemed like more than enough dressing. I scattered a bit of chopped fresh coriander (cilantro) over the finished salad.
This is really fresh tasting! I minced the jalapeno so I wouldn't get a big piece in a bite and put a little less red onion since I am not a big fan of raw onions. I really liked the 'dressing' that is on this, though I didn't use it all. Will make this again! Made for I Recommend Tag.
When making this for my other half, I cut the recipe in half, since I'm really not into avocado! Also made a couple of adjustments, in that I used only 1/4 of a jalapeno & then just the slightest hint of a drop of hot sauce! Apparently it was just great, 'cause he was all over the place with complements, & that, of course, makes me happy! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits recipe tag]