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"Nao Saia Da Praca" Ensalada de Aguacate (Cuban Avocado Salad)

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Ensalada de Aguacate - an avocado salad that is the ultimate triple threat - flavor, easy, and healthy. Just slice, mix, and serve this vegetable side dish.

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Avocado Salad Ingredients

Excluding salt and pepper this is a 5 ingredient salad recipe.

Avocado salad ingredients on a tray

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How to make Ensalada de Aguacate (step by step)

There are no real steps to this salad beyond slicing the avocado and mixing the dressing ingredients together. Do keep the skin on. I picked up this trick from Chef Chris Honor who runs a UK based restaurant.

Serving Suggestions

I’ve actually eaten this salad as a lunch meal by itself. However, it’s really a side salad that makes for a good pairing with seafood or grilled dishes like the following:

Smoked Trout

Nigerian Beef Suya Skewers

Smoked and Fried Cornish Hen

Smoked Pork Chops

Smoked Whole Cauliflower

Smoked Cabbage Wedges

Grilled Piri Piri Shrimp

Citrus Avocado Toast

Avocado Salad Expert Prepping Tips

  • Toss the onions with the dressing first and let marinate 20 minutes to boost flavor
  • Leave the skin on so that the salad holds its shape. This also prevents the avocado from browning so quickly
  • If you have fresh herbs available use them, but don’t fret, the salad is still great with dried herbs
  • Add sliced or cherry tomatoes for a twist. Canned tuna or chicken chunks are a good protein add.
  • These could also be served as an appetizer
  • Add feta cheese for additional flavor and texture

avocado salad on white plate

For similar recipes you might like, try these:

Hummus Stuffed Avocado

Smoked Vegetables Salad

Watermelon Wedge Salad

Black Rice Salad

Pear, Fennel, and Collards Salad

Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate

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Ensalada de Aguacate (Avocado Salad)

5 ingredient Cuban side salad featuring fresh avocados and a lime-based vinaigrette.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Marinating Time: 15 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Cuban
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 488kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

Ingredients

  • 2 Ripe medium avocados
  • 1 bunch cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 1 Small Red onion sliced thinly
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lime juices
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon dried or fresh oregano
  • Kosher Salt
  • Coarse black pepper
  • Feta Cheese optional

Instructions

  • With skin on, cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit then cut each half into quarters.
  • Place onions, garlic, olive oil, oregano, cilantro, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and let the onions marinate 10-20 minutes.
  • Add the avocados and massage well in the vinaigrette
  • Taste and adjust as necessary before serving in mounds on individual plates.

Video

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Notes

Toss the onions with the dressing first and let marinate 20 minutes to boost flavor
Leave the skin on so that the salad holds its shape. This also prevents the avocado from browning so quickly
If you have fresh herbs available use them, but don’t fret, the salad is still great with dried herbs
Add sliced or cherry tomatoes for a twist. Canned tuna or chicken chunks are a good protein add.
These could also be served as an appetizer

Nutrition

Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 1107mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg
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Recipe Rating




DA Kid!

Saturday 18th of April 2020

Makes a great spin on a salad.. even when you forget to add some cheese- like I did!! Like so many other recipes on this site, this one presents and tastes way more elegantly and decadently than the ingredients suggest. Because of the healthy amount of avocado.. I bet this would still stand up stoutly to the addition of a couple more jardiniera style veggies in addition to the pickled onion...

Marwin Brown

Saturday 18th of April 2020

Preciate ya! I debated whether to add some heat to the recipe. I sprinkled some red pepper seeds on my personal version.