Cuban Salad

Cuban Salad

Total Time: 10 min

Prep Time:

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 340
Total Fat 32g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 160mg
Total Carbs 17g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Potassium 861mg

Vitamin A 49 mcg; Vitamin C 35 mg; Calcium 35 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 123 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.15 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 40%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6 %; Vitamin D 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

California Avocados are a highlight in this simple Cuban avocado salad recipe. Three fresh ingredients, tomatoes, onions and avocados, plus either a homemade mojo salad dressing or red wine vinaigrette are all that is needed for a delicious, simple Cuban salad.

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Serves: 4

2 large or 4 small tomatoes, sliced 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup red wine vinaigrette or Mojo Dressing (see make-ahead recipe below) Mojo Dressing 1/3 cup bitter orange juice (if not available use regular orange juice plus 1 Tbsp. lime juice) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1/2 tsp. crushed oregano
  1. Arrange sliced tomatoes, onions and avocados in rows on a salad plate.
  2. Drizzle with dressing or serve dressing on the slide.

Mojo Dressing Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or shake together in a jar with a lid. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Serving Suggestion: Serve a salad course before your favorite Cuban entrée or arrange as a fresh side dish next to a grilled or chilled protein.

Beverage Pairing: Acidic white wine or rosé.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are lots of quick and easy recipes on this site. Some have more than 7 ingredients, but most can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Even with simple recipes it helps to know how to store avocados before you use them and if you have any left over.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

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