Avocados are delicious and when you add the zing of lime to this zesty avocado chopped salad, it will make your taste buds sing! 

Zesty Avocado Chopped Salad

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Avocados are delicious and when you add the zing of lime to this zesty avocado chopped salad, it will make your taste buds sing! It makes a great meatless meal all by itself!

avocados and tomatoes on a board and a zesty avocado chopped salad in a bowl

I love avocados AND I love marinated salads. This one has a zip and a zest that will delight your senses. If you really love heat, add a little more, if you’re sensitive and don’t like as much, scale it back. However you eat it, this tangy, zesty avocado chopped salad is a sure crowd pleaser.

And there’s nothing better than being able to chop a few things up, mix in some marinade ingredients and come back a few minutes later to a wonderfully zingy, crisp, light salad. I love an easy dinner idea like this. The avocado and cheese makes it hearty enough for the whole meal if you’d like.

You could even add some canned chicken or tuna or some leftover shredded chicken to the salad as well. Be creative and use what you have on hand.

avocados, limes, and tomatoes on a cutting board
Zesty Avocado Salad, Healthy Real Food
Zesty Avocado Salad, Healthy Real Food
Zesty Avocado Salad, Healthy Real Food

Avocados are super good for your body. Click here to see the many health benefits they provide.

Portable salad

Using small mason jars like these to serve the salad is so fun at a party. Spoon a serving of salad in the jar and put some forks or spoons nearby. Everyone will be able to eat while they mingle in style. I love this!

Portable salad in a jar

This salad is full of super nutritious ingredients like crisp cucumbers, vibrant tomatoes, and yummy, creamy avocados. It also has some tasty surprises like tiny mozzarella balls for a burst of fun and flavor. It’s super easy to chop everything up and mix it together for a party or weeknight side that you’ll keep coming back for.

And you can feel good about feeding this to your family because there are so many good nutrients in it. It’s colorful, fun, easy, and delicious.

Zesty Avocado Salad, Healthy Real Food

Chopped avocado salad

Avocados are delicious and when you add the zing of lime to this zesty avocado chopped salad, it will make your taste buds sing! 
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Zesty Avocado Chopped Salad

Zesty, spicy, super fresh salad for any dinner or get together. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado salad, zesty avocado salad
Servings: 8
Author: Christina

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 pkg cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pkg baby mozzarella balls
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 2 T. red wine vinegar
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dill (you could use cilantro for a more Mexican flavor)

Instructions

  • Cut onion, avocados, tomatoes, jalapeno and cucumber into small dices. Toss in a bowl. Add mozzarella balls, olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, salt, pepper and dill. Mix lightly so you don’t smash the avocados. Let mixture set for at least one hour before serving. 

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8 Comments

  1. This looks and sounds SO good! I bet it would also be delicious with feta, depending on what kind of flavor you’re in the mood for.