Perfect Summer Salad

Monday, July 23, 2012

I have a tendency to go crazy bookmarking every site I think is cool/informative/useful for future reference and then never going back to look at them. While cleaning out my bookmark menu, I found this New York Times list of Simple Salads from a few years ago. I decided to make #2 - Tomato, Peach, and Onion salad, topped with lime juice, cilantro, and olive oil.

I decided to add an avocado (because what goes better with cilantro and lime?) that I had on hand and added few shakes of hot sauce.

It was incredibly easy to prepare. Cut the tomato, peach, and avocado into chunks. Slice the onion into thin strips and chop the cilantro. Toss in a bowl. 

Drizzle some olive oil, lemon juice, and lime juice over the top and mix well. Add some red pepper flakes or a few shakes of hot sauce for a little extra heat. The result is a perfect blend of sweet, savory, and spicy, with the flavors complimenting each other wonderfully. (Bonus, if you have leftover salad, blend it into a salsa. It's amazing as a sauce on grilled chicken!) This tomato, peach, avocado salad is definitely a new summer staple in our house. 


  1. That looks pretty yummy! I added the ingredients to my grocery list to give it a shot.

  2. this look absolutely delicious! i have become a new fan of cilantro while cooking because it adds such great flavor!

    1. Agreed, I was a little hesitant at first, but I've grown to absolutely love cilantro.


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