Avocado Heirloom Tomato Salad

Beautiful avocado tomato salad with sliced avocados and colorful heirloom tomatoes.

Avocado Heirloom Tomato Salad
Elise Bauer

Years ago when Mark Bittman was still at the New York Times, he did a write up of simple meals ready in 10 minutes or less. This avocado tomato salad would have been my entry, but you can make it in five minutes or less, and that would include picking the chives and tomato from the garden.

All one really needs to dress an avocado is a little bit of lemon juice. No need for oil, there's enough of it in the avocado.

If you're in a real hurry, just remove the pit from one half of an avocado still in its skin, squeeze in some lemon juice, and eat it up with a spoon.

Avocado Heirloom Tomato Salad
Elise Bauer

But with this beautiful heirloom tomato just looking for an excuse to be eaten, it takes all of one minute more to slice and arrange both.

Fleur de sel sea salt is lovely on the tomatoes and avocado. Balsamic works as well, but lemon juice does a better job at accenting the simple flavor of the avocado.

Avocado Heirloom Tomato Salad

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Serving 1 serving


  • 1 half avocadopeeled, sliced

  • 1 half ripe heirloom tomato, sliced

  • A pinch of chopped fresh chives or sliced green onions

  • Juice from one slice of lemon

  • A pinch of coarse salt (fleur de sel if you can get it)


  1. Arrange slices of avocado and tomato on a plate. Sprinkle with chives, lemon juice, and coarse salt.

Avocado Heirloom Tomato Salad
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
788 Calories
47g Fat
112g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 788
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47g 61%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 112g 41%
Dietary Fiber 46g 166%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 471mg 2,353%
Calcium 273mg 21%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 3848mg 82%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.