Recipe of the Week | Tomato Avocado Salad Plate

Tomato Avocado Salad  | Photo Credit Randolph Graham


Simple and tasty summer salads don’t get any easier than this. If you have ripe heirloom tomatoes in your vegetable garden, this is one of the tastier salads you’ll ever make. Make it for your family. Make it for your friends. Make it just for the sheer fun of it!


1 ripe red heirloom tomato

1 ripe yellow heirloom tomato

1 ripe but firm avocado

Sprouts (for garnish)


Slice tomatoes. You should get at least three slices per tomato. Peel and slice the avocado into six slices.

Overlap one red tomato with a slice of yellow tomato and one avocado slice. Repeat. Garnish the middle with your favorite sprouts. I like to use radish sprouts that have a little zing to them. Alfalfa sprouts are also good as are sunflower sprouts.

Tip: This makes one large salad plate; enough to feed two as a side salad

— double the ingredients to serve more than two hungry adults.


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William Hicks

Add some EVOO, balsamic vinegar, goat cheese and basil and you’ve got me eating this.

William Hicks

Looks delicious. I would do it but add a sprinkle of olve oil/balsamic vinegar and a dask of salt and pepper.

William Hicks

I’d sprinkle a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar on it, but that may not be what others would like.