Naked Avocado Salad

by Pamela

Naked Avocado Salad

This naked avocado salad is my interpretation of my favorite salad from a local restaurant that we go to. I love how light and filling it is at the same time. Plus it’s a generous portion of avocado…so what’s not to like about it?

I’m not entirely sure why I haven’t posted this avocado salad recipe before. Since I love avocados and I eat it seemingly everyday for lunch. If I could think of any reason it might be because it’s so simple I just didn’t think it qualified as a recipe. Or maybe it’s because every time I make this I’m so ravenous that it’s half gone before I realize I haven’t taken a photo of it. I suppose either excuse is lame because it’s really delicious and you definitely want the simple recipe for this salad.

Naked Avocado Salad with red onion, tomatoes, bacon and tangy lime

Yes, this recipe comes from a menu item from a restaurant my friends and I frequent for lunch. The first time I saw it on the menu I knew I had to have it. And now I order it every time we go there. What’s not to love about a simple avocado salad. It’s not really guacamole, but it’s not too far off. It’s a great excuse to shovel forkfuls of avocado directly into your mouth (unless you just cut open an avocado and eat it straight out its shell).

Everyone seems to still be blathering on about avocado toast (still) but I can’t be bothered to make it myself. The closest I come to that is smearing this avocado salad onto one of the toasted pita points from the plate. So there, that’s my version of avocado toast.

Naked Avocado Salad with red onion, tomatoes, bacon and tangy lime

I’ve made this naked avocado salad for the girls and they say it tastes as good as it does at the restaurant, so I know I’ve got it down. I guess that means I can officially share it with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Naked Avocado Salad
 
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This naked avocado salad makes for a perfect appetizer or filling lunch. This avocado salad is filled with onion, tomatoes, bacon and feta cheese.
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 1 large avocado (peeled, pitted and cubed)
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 6 cherry tomatoes (cut in half and seeded)
  • lime juice
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pita bread
  • oil
  • 1-2 pieces of cooked bacon
Instructions
  1. Add avocado, cheese, onion and tomatoes to a bowl and toss to combine and coat the cheese. You might need to mash the avocado a bit to mix it, but leaving big chunks makes it taste better (in my opinion).
  2. Add lime juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pop the avocado salad into the refrigerator to keep it cold.
  4. Lightly oil a skillet and heat over medium heat.
  5. Once pan is hot, place pita bread into pan. Continue to cook pita until edges are browned then remove from pan.
  6. Cut pita into 8 equal pieces and arrange around a plate.
  7. Scoop avocado salad into middle of plate, crumble top with piece of bacon and serve with a wedge of lime.
Notes
This serves 1 as a lunch portion and 2 as an appetizer.

 

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4 comments

Rach's Recipes April 13, 2016 at 3:47 am

Looks great! I usually make my avocado salads with a lemon and yoghurt dressing. Can’t wait to try your version.

Pamela April 13, 2016 at 8:56 am

Hi Rachel, your salad sounds delicious. Looking forward to what you think about this one.

John/Kitchen Riffs March 30, 2016 at 9:28 am

I know all too well about stuff being half gone before I’ve had time for a photo! 🙂 Anyway, this is most definitely a “recipe.” Terrific stuff — thanks.

Pamela March 30, 2016 at 9:52 am

I’m glad I’m not the only one who does this. LOL Thanks John.

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