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Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salad

Plan your Cinco de Mayo menu with these wonderful recipes.

Who else can eat Mexican food everyday and never get tired of it. Try this fresh tomato and avocado recipe! I can almost guarantee you're going to love it. Check out the other 10+ delicious vegetarian Mexican recipes too!

Happy Friday!

So many great things going on. New strength training, new cardio, yoga progress and new recipes.

We’re getting closer to summer break and in a comfortable rhythm and routine right now. Getting things done and stressing less. It’s a breath of fresh air.

Anyone else planning a Cinco de Mayo menu? I could eat Mexican food everyday and never get tired of it. So, planning a Cinco de Mayo menu is fun and I use it as an opportunity to try new recipes and create my own.

Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salad

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1 cup

Fresh Tomato and Avocado Salad

The flavors and textures of halved grape tomatoes and avocado with cilantro, onion, garlic, lime juice, and sea salt make a perfect side dish or simple appetizer with tortilla chips. Gluten free. Vegan. Dairy Free.


  • 4 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • small handful cilantro flowers (optional)


  1. In a large bowl combine tomatoes, red onion, lime juice, garlic, jalapeño and cilantro. Mix well
  2. Add diced avocado and cilantro flowers and toss gently.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.


After preparing, chill if not serving immediately.

Looking for more recipe ideas for your Cinco de Mayo menu? I’ve got you covered.

10 Vegetarian Mexican Recipes

Vegetarian Bell Pepper Fiesta Skillet – Inspiralized
Sweet Potato Rice Mexican Breakfast Skillet – Inspiralized
Vegan 7-Layer Mexican Dip – Minimalist Baker
Quick Text Mex Sweet Potato Skillet – iFood Real
5 Ingredient Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers – Gimme Some Oven
Chipotle Black Bean Lettuce Wraps – A Couple Cooks
Quick and Easy Lentil Quesadillas – Pinch Of Yum
Vegan Enchiladas with Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce – Oh She Glows
Spicy Potato and Black Bean Burritos – Oh She Glows
Spicy Fish Taco Bowls – Jo Cooks
Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing – The Garden Grazer

Who else can eat Mexican food everyday and never get tired of it. Try this fresh tomato and avocado recipe! I can almost guarantee you're going to love it. Check out the other 10+ delicious vegetarian Mexican recipes too!

Paired with my favorite, Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips and it makes a wonderfully light refreshing snack or appetizer.

What great things are going on in your life right now? What type of food could you eat everyday and never get tired of it?

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  1. Oh wow…the salad certainly looks appetizing! I absolutely love cilantro, but I have never seen cilantro flowers before. What a nice touch!

  2. Extra cilantro for me please! I am obsessed with all things Mexican, so this salad is DELISH!

  3. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg this look so tasty!!!!! I will have to give your recipe a try since anything avacado is always a hit in my household!

  4. That avocado salad looks absolutely amazing! I love just about anything with avocado in it!

  5. This looks beautiful! But I gotta’ admit – I am not a tomato fan 🙁 I have tried so many wonderful tomatoes that my family assured me was like non other – but I still do not like them. The good thing though is that I have not passed on my tomato aversion to my children. They all devour tomatoes like candy and I serve them all the time I do love bruschetta tho! Once the tomato is marinated I can eat them, go figure!

  6. Yummy! This salad looks delicious!
    I’m making it for lunch as a side dish with our not so healthy pizza leftovers.
    Best of both worlds eh!

  7. I love the pictures! Two of my favorite things in one dish. Awesome! I’ll have to give this a shot one day.

  8. I forgot that Cinco de Mayo is coming up! This is a great light recipe too, it wouldn’t weigh you down. I’ll share it with family!

  9. I love tomatoes and I love avocados so this would be a winning combination for me! I would add some black olives and sea salt too!

  10. Fresh, light, and I’m sure delicious! Everything with lime worth to try, at least for me.

  11. This looks absolutely perfect! I’m saving it to my favorites now. We love Mexican food. I actually drive 1.5 hours to San Diego regularly to get our favorite Mexican food.

    1. Me too Stephanie. It drives my family crazy ha! They’re that way about pizza.

  12. Weirdly enough, cinco de mayo was not something I even knew about before I started blogging! Also, I think oats would have to be the one thing I can eat all day every day and not get tired of.

    1. Hi Deborah. The flowers add a bit of a black peppery taste. They’re right from my garden 🙂

  13. Looks delicious as all do your recipes, when I move and have a more conducive kitchen for cooking I will be trying out them all!

    1. Good luck with your move Toni. I know many people don’t agree but I like to move. New places, people, things to do and I enjoy setting up a new house and making it a home.

      Enjoy the recipes 🙂

  14. Your salad looks very refreshing and love the combo of avo and tomato!
    Congrats on also getting featured via DebbieinShape #blogging #shoutoutsaturday

  15. That looks delicious! I’ve been craving Mexican lately.

    1. Me too Marcia! So much so I went to the grocery store after work yesterday so we could have mexican for dinner. It was so good!

  16. Jill, this salad sounds amazing. It’s sunny and warm this weekend, so I must add this to my list of things to make. I’m a tomato fan and could probably eat an avocado a day and not get tired of it! Some goes for eggs or bananas with nut butter! 🙂

  17. Oh – that tomato and avocado salad looks awesome!!!
    These days I could eat salad every day – when the weather starts to warm up salad sounds better than just about anything else!!!

    1. Thanks Kim! It’s the seasonal produce that makes us want to eat salads and it all tastes so good naturally you don’t have to have a long list of ingredients to make it yummy.

  18. Oh man this is the kind of salad I could eat for days! You are just making me so hungry!!! Awesome round up too, some of my favorite bloggers!!

    1. I got hungry writing the post and it wasn’t your typical I want mexican food time 🙂 During the summer I do eat if for days.

  19. Lori Musselman says:

    Of course I choose to read your post first today and now I’m so hungry 🙂 . Pinning this one for sure! XOXO – Lori

    1. Finishing up the post and publishing made me hungry too and it was not your usual mexican food time of day 🙂

      Have an awesome weekend Lori!

    1. Me too Amanda! Seasonal produce tastes so good naturally you don’t have to have a long list of ingredients to make it yummy.

  20. Ahh Jill, this recipe look so good!! I’m saving this for next week. I could never get tired of eggs…so versatile 🙂 that and ice cream 😉

    1. Jess I love eggs too! I’m working on an egg recipe now that I can’t wait to share 🙂

      Have a fabulous weekend Jess!

    1. Sue! How can that be? I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that doesn’t like avocado. Wait. There are people I work with that do not eat fruits or veggies of any kind. Or anything green for that matter. #trustory

      Make it for your hubby. He will thank you 🙂

  21. Yum! This looks like the perfect outdoor BBQ appetizer for a warm day! 🙂

    1. It is Rachel. Every time I’ve made it for get togethers it’s a huge hit. Even when my kids have friends over they love it and teens can be hard to please when it doesn’t come from a box.

      Have a fabulous weekend Rachel!

  22. This looks amazing! Perfect timing too, as I have two avocados that need to be used up right away and I probably shouldn’t just eat them out of the skin with a spoon… 😉

  23. This tomato and avocado salad looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing all these fun recipes. hmmm the only food I can eat everyday and not get tired of….I guess almond butter….I still find it hard to limit the quantity I eat even though I have it every day! Have a great weekend Jill!

    1. Diane, I sweat I could eat my weight in nut butter. Especially almond! Of course I limit it but I wish I could eat unlimited amounts 🙂

      Have a wonderful weekend friend! xoxo

    1. You can’t go wrong with avo! So excited to see you at Blogfest! It will be fun to attend from a PT perspective as well as a blogger this year. #keepstudying

    1. If you like tomatoes and avo you will love this Holly! So simple and it is delicious if I do say so myself 🙂

    1. Easy recipes and summer go hand in hand! So many great and easy recipes with the yummy seasonal produce. it all tastes so good naturally you don’t have to have a long list of ingredients to make it yummy.

      Have a fabulous weekend Kathryn! xoxo

    1. Thanks Danielle. They’re 2 of my favorites too. Few things taste better than tomatoes in season. Yum! I sound like a food/nutrition nerd don’t I. My kids think I am 🙂

  24. The Vegetarian Bell Pepper Fiesta Skillet – Inspiralized recipe sounds like something that my husband and I would like.

    1. Inspiralized is awesome! Check out the web site or the cookbook Cassi. You won’t be disappointed.

  25. This looks so fresh and delicious! Ahhh, Jill, I just got so excited to see you at Blogfest! EEK!! It’s almost here!!

    1. I know!! When are you arriving?

      I’ve signed up for classes geared toward being a PT this time. I can’t wait! I’m excited to attend with a little bit of a different perspective this year. One more reason to love Blogfest!

  26. Love all the choices — healthy ones – that is. My daughter loves Mexican and her birthday in on May 5! Perhaps one of these for a week! Ha!

    1. Even better reason to come up with a big healthy yummy mexcian menu! A week’s worth of mexican? That’s my kind of birthday celebrating 🙂

  27. I didnt know Cinco de Mayo was coming up!! Mexican food is my absolute favorite, and if I had to say there was something I could eat all the time and never get tired of it would be: avocados, cherry tomatoes, beans, rice and cheese! All wrapped up in a wonderful tortilla haha.
    Have a great weekend!

    1. I would add grape tomatoes to my list of eat everyday and never get tired of. My daughter and I eat them daily especially when they’re in season.

      A great weekend to you too!

  28. Yum, yum, yum! That salad is perfect for summer and avocados are my favorite. I don’t think I would ever get sick of avocados but I don’t want to test that theory 🙂 We don’t have them in the house super often because they are so expensive (at least up here). I’m all over it when I catch them on sale for less than $1.00/each! Avocado on toast with a pinch of salt is SO GOOD.

    1. From simple to detailed an avocado is always great in a recipe. I eat at least 1/4 of an avocado everyday. We’re spoiled with the cost of avocados. How much to they typically cost where you live?

      1. I think I could eat them every day! Even our toddler likes avocados 🙂 Finally… something he actually likes.

        Around here, they are generally $1.00+ per avocado. I buy them if I can find them under a dollar each! Hopefully they will go on sale this summer. Then I can try this salad out!

    1. Me too Megan. All of the varieties of FSTG chips are yummy! You’re so right about the egg. Yum!

  29. Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite flavor celebrations of the year! Plus it is the perfect kick off to summer produce 😀

    1. The recipes go hand in hand with yummy fresh produce 🙂 I’m hoping the farmers markets are opening soon. Now that I think about it. I need to check.

      Have a wonderful weekend Susie!

    1. Enjoy Renee! It was super early when I finished up this post and I ended up wanting mexican for breakfast. I had a smoothie instead and made mexican for dinner 🙂

      Have a fabulous weekend Renee! xoxo

  30. There are lots of foods I eat every day and never get tired of…kale, quinoa, oats, green beans… 🙂

    1. Oats everyday? Yes please. No surprise but smoothies too 🙂

      Have a fabulous weekend Amber! xoxo

  31. I love tomato salad during the summer, I usually make some version of it every night, love that you added the avocado! Lots of fabulous recipes to look at- thanks! May is a fun month for me but time to shake it up a bit. I am working on a new training schedule- more to come! TGIF Jill!

    1. My April was about shaking things up with workouts and a little with life in general. So so much I want to do! Looking forward to seeing what’s in store for your training.

      Have a fabulous weekend Mary Beth! xoxo

  32. This sounds amazing! Almost sounds Ceviche inspred, and I love ceviche! I’m loving summery food.

    1. Oh I love ceviche! I’m in the process of tweaking a shrimp ceviche right now. The trial and error has been yummy 🙂

  33. We don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo neither here or back in Brazil, but it sounds like a great “excuse” for awesome recipes.
    Life is being an exercise of patience, but everything is fine. One step at a time, isn’t it?
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Yes my friend. One step at a time. Somehow we always make it work, don’t we.

      A great weekend to you too!

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