Avocado and Tomato Salad

Avocados aren’t just for guacamole anymore. Try this lively salad of avocado, tomato and bacon.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 0

6
slices bacon
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon white vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
3
drops red pepper sauce
2
medium avocados, cubed
2
medium tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
4
to 6 cups salad greens in bite-size pieces

  • 1 Cook bacon in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until crisp; drain and crumble.
  • 2 Mix oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper sauce. Pour over avocados in medium bowl; toss. Stir in bacon, tomatoes and onion. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours.
  • 3 Just before serving, place on salad greens, using slotted spoon.

Expert Tips

Avocados are a top-notch source of monounsaturated fatty acids. Enjoyed in moderation, these green-fleshed fruits can be a delicious part of a heart-healthy diet.

Hurry things along by purchasing 6 slices of already-cooked bacon from your grocery store’s meat section.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
315
(
Calories from Fat
260 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29 g
29 %
(Saturated Fat
5 g,
5 %
),
Cholesterol
10 mg
10 %;
Sodium
480 mg
480 %;
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13 %
(Dietary Fiber
6 g
6 %
),
Protein
6 g
6 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
46%;
Vitamin C
48%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
3 Vegetable; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.