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Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad

16/08/2015

“So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.” Franz Kafka

Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Argan Oil & Basil Infused Olive Oil

Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Argan Oil & Basil Infused Olive Oil

I feel an important part of beauty is not only what you do on the outside but also what you put into the inside. Good fresh food with many vegetables along with love and caring for others. I spend way more time, serving others than I do on my beauty routine daily. Kim Alexis

Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Argan Oil & Basil Infused Olive Oil
Today, I took a walk to the Farmer’s Market in town, and brought home some delicious heirloom tomatoes, corn, and a few other items. It occurred to me to make a salad and so, I went out again to another Market and picked up some Avocados. I created the recipe below with other ingredients in my kitchen and it was delicious. I hope you give it a try too. If you love Avocados, you’d know that they are rich in vitamins and nutrients. They have about 20 nutrients that make it a super food. Add to that mix, a serving of the most exquisite and delicious Heirloom Tomatoes, and you have the perfect little dish for a relaxing, weekend afternoon at home. My recipe below is quick and easy and you can always vary it.

“Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity.” Louise Fresco

Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Argan Oil & Basil Infused Olive Oil

Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Argan Oil & Basil Infused Olive Oil

Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Argan Oil & Basil Infused Olive Oil

Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Argan Oil & Basil Infused Olive Oil

INGREDIENTS:
1-2 Ibs of diced Assorted heirloom Tomatoes
1-2 Large Avocados cored and diced (Any of the many types would do)
1/4 Teaspoon coarse Kosher Salt or Le Saunier De Camargue fleur de sel Sea Salt (or sprinkle to your taste)
1-2 limes or 1 Large lemon – Juice squeezed into a cup
1/4 Teaspoon of Basil Infused Olive Oil (Oliviers & Co)
1/4 Teaspoon of Argan Oil – Dip & Scoop Culinary Argan Oil
Serves 4
PREPARATION:
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Ready to Eat: In 15 minutes
On a clean chopping board, dice all your tomatoes into any shape you prefer. I halved some of mine, and cut some lengthwise. Cut the ends off the Avocado and cut it in half and remove the stone/seed. Peel the outer skin and slice the halves into i/2 inch pieces. You may choose to dice them or leave them as is. Add the contents to a mixing bowl and pour the reserved lemon juice over the fruit. Add your salt, the Basil infused olive oil and Argan oil. Toss and enjoy. It is a quick and easy delicious summer time salad that can be enjoyed alone or as a side dish to a main dish. Enjoy it with a protein of your choosing or as side dish with Pasta, Quinoa or any grain you love. Enjoy!  My Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Argan Oil & Basil Infused Olive Oil was paired with grilled Teriyaki Salmon. Bon Appétit!
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“The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating.” John Walters

Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Argan Oil & Basil Infused Olive Oil

Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Argan Oil & Basil Infused Olive Oil

Food Files: Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Argan Oil & Basil Infused Olive Oil

As the summer wraps up, I am trying to make sure to enjoy all the fresh summer fruits and vegetables at my local markets. What I love about fresh food items is that they are healthy and full of flavor. You make them and eat them right away and they satisfy every part of your palate. Plus, they are often low on the calories count. Do you prepare dishes with fresh seasonal food? Which foods do you like? Do share.

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Positive Motivation Tip: Fresh foods add nutrients to our bodies and longevity to our lives. Enjoy them

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All photos from my Personal Collection

Until Next Time…
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76 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudette Esterine permalink
    16/08/2015 5:10 pm

    This time of the year is best for avocados and I eat as much as my stomach will allow! This salad looks very tasty.

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  2. Debbie Denny permalink
    16/08/2015 6:05 pm

    That salad looks awesome. Love the pics.

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  3. 16/08/2015 7:24 pm

    So colorful and delicious

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  4. laurenatcbs permalink
    16/08/2015 9:03 pm

    This recipe looks simply amazing! I am definitely having it for lunch tomorrow. Love the inspirational quotes throughout.

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  5. Esme Sy permalink
    16/08/2015 10:18 pm

    I love avocade and I also love Argan oil. I’ve never tried adding the oil to my food and I never thought it’s even possible. I’ve got to try this!

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  6. Sinziana Romanescu permalink
    16/08/2015 11:55 pm

    This salad sounds tasty! Avocado is one of my favorite foods :).

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  7. leybainpublic permalink
    17/08/2015 12:47 am

    Awesome salad. I truly love this. I will try this recipe soon!

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  8. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    17/08/2015 1:23 am

    It is nice to see other ways to serve avocados. In the Philippines, avocados are prepared as a dessert. We scoop and dice the avocados, put it in a deep dish, pour milk over it and sweeten with sugar. You can try that too!

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  9. R U S S permalink
    17/08/2015 3:20 am

    I’m used to having avocado with guacamole and as a shake – haven’t really tried it with salads. I guess I should try this one of these days. It’s healthy and it would be nice to have avocado in its solid form. Lol.

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  10. dirtandnoise permalink
    17/08/2015 5:05 am

    This looks and sounds delicious. I love all the flavors and foods in the recipe. Thank you!

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  11. bismah2010 permalink
    17/08/2015 5:05 am

    Your salad looks delicious! I have only ever tried avocados once in my lifetime. Lately I have been hearing so much great news on how they are so healthy. I will have to give them another try.

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  12. Boho Chic (@TotallyTerris) permalink
    17/08/2015 5:30 am

    Your Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Argan Oil & Basil Infused Olive Oil looks and sounds amazing. I love growing tomatoes but they did not turn out this year so I’ve been buying them.

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  13. Jessica Beal Harlow permalink
    17/08/2015 6:57 am

    This salad sounds amazing. I am in the midst of an avocado obsession right now. Plus, my garden is overgrown with tomatoes. I think this dish is going to happen soon at my house!

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  14. 17/08/2015 12:19 pm

    I could eat every mouthful, but I’m more used to putting argan on my hair!

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    • 06/09/2015 11:20 am

      It is delicious with a nutty flavor. The one they make for food is processed a bit differently from the one for hair. Just like coconut oil and others.

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  15. 17/08/2015 12:59 pm

    This looks like the perfect recipe for me! I haven’t tasted heirloom tomatoes but I love avocados! I guess I’ll have to try this one of these days. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

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  16. Rosey permalink
    17/08/2015 1:40 pm

    Fresh summer veggies are coming to an end This is a great way to use ’em up!s

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  17. Kathryn @ Dancing to Running permalink
    17/08/2015 3:02 pm

    Omg my mouth is watering looking at this salad. Definitely pinning for later!

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  18. Debbie Woodruff permalink
    17/08/2015 3:07 pm

    One of the best things about growing up in California was easy access year round to avocados. The town I graduated high school from is actually like the avocado capital (or something like that). Anyway, I love avocados so much and this salad looks so fresh and delicious it’s making my mouth water. Definitely pinning for later.

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  19. mkadens1 permalink
    17/08/2015 3:16 pm

    This looks super delicious! I’m kind of bummed because I grew heirloom tomatoes in the garden this year and have gotten zero so far. It was too rainy and cold I think. Now that it’s hot I fear it’s too late in the year. Sigh.

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  20. wendyistakingthelongwayhome permalink
    17/08/2015 3:28 pm

    Sounds really good. I make some delish guacamole and I put tomatoes in to sweeten it up.

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  21. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner permalink
    17/08/2015 3:35 pm

    Always one of my go to food combos! The tomatoes and avocados are so good right now!

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  22. Elle permalink
    17/08/2015 3:38 pm

    I have never heard of Argan oil… but I do love avocado and tomatoes!

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  23. Abundant Journeys permalink
    17/08/2015 4:03 pm

    Those pictures give that food life for sure. I love a good salad especially with delicious tomatoes and avocado.

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  24. Mar on the Run! permalink
    17/08/2015 4:35 pm

    very pretty looking salad! I hate that I am allergic to avocados 😦

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  25. Nicole @ Fitful Focus permalink
    17/08/2015 5:16 pm

    fresh tomatoes and avocados are one of my favorite combos!

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  26. jillconyers permalink
    17/08/2015 5:29 pm

    Avo and tomato are 2 of my all time favorite foods!

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  27. Becki S permalink
    17/08/2015 5:31 pm

    This looks tasty and looks so pretty to serve at a party. Thanks for sharing and I love that Kafka quote at the beginning.

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  28. Femme Fitale Fit Club permalink
    17/08/2015 5:38 pm

    Those tomatoes look gorgeous and I didn’t know you could eat Argan oil. What does it taste like? Anything like truffle oil? 🙂

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  29. Nova permalink
    17/08/2015 6:11 pm

    Avocados here are very expensive, so whenever it’s the season i took advantage of it.

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  30. 17/08/2015 6:18 pm

    That first quote totally fits me sometimes. I tend to let food occupy my time.

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  31. Lauren Paints permalink
    17/08/2015 7:37 pm

    I love Avocados so I can’t wait to give this delicious dish a try! Thanks a bunch for sharing!

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  32. Stillblondeafterall permalink
    17/08/2015 7:43 pm

    This salad is perfection. I am pinning it for sure. Love the addition of the basil infused olive oil.

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  33. Krystal's Kitsch permalink
    17/08/2015 8:45 pm

    Tomatoes are MY FAVORITE! I need to remake this ASAP. Looks really great.

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    • 19/08/2015 10:59 am

      Let me know if you liked it. Plus, you are an inventive cook and you can add stuff to it. I wanted to add slivers of hard cheese but decided to keep the calorie count down… Might still do it .;-)

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  34. Susan Quackenbush permalink
    17/08/2015 10:01 pm

    I never would have thought of a salad like that, it looks delicious though! Thank you for sharing this great recipe with us! 🙂

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  35. priyadograurora permalink
    18/08/2015 7:24 am

    I have never eaten avocado, but your salad looks awesome.

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  36. Patty @ Reach Your Paak permalink
    18/08/2015 7:33 am

    This looks delicious! I love avocado and tomatoes. I actually havent gotten avocados recently so thanks for the reminder 🙂

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  37. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    18/08/2015 7:33 am

    That salad looks great. .We can try this out this weekend since Avocado is in season in coutry right now.

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  38. Kira T permalink
    18/08/2015 9:59 am

    These are two of my favorite things! I am going to make this very soon!

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  39. klg1982 permalink
    18/08/2015 10:53 am

    Theres nothing like summer harvest time and those warm tomatoes right off the vine!

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  40. Masshole Mommy permalink
    18/08/2015 2:52 pm

    That sounds phenomenal! I love things like this for lunch in the summer time.

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  41. Maria Teresa Figuerres permalink
    18/08/2015 8:21 pm

    My husband loves avocados while I love tomatoes. Your salad has two of our favorite ingredients.

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  42. 18/08/2015 10:54 pm

    Salad is bright and colorful green, orange and red all cheery colors. Love avocado on my toast in the morning or and avocado smoothie. Great blog post.

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  43. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    18/08/2015 11:20 pm

    Hi Elizabeth! Revisiting your site again for the recipe. I just got home and I bought some avocados. This will be a great side dish for dinner tonight.

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  44. leybainpublic permalink
    19/08/2015 1:59 am

    i love AVOCADO. I love it with milk and ice! Love this recipe of yours too!

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  45. Acadiana'sThriftyMom (@acadianathrifty) permalink
    19/08/2015 7:13 am

    This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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  46. Maggie King permalink
    19/08/2015 6:53 pm

    I don’t really care for avocados but I would replace them with cucumbers! That salad looks delicious!

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  47. Lisa Rios permalink
    20/08/2015 12:43 am

    Avocado is one of those healthiest fruit that I love so much. I just love how delicious & healthy this could be when combined with Heirloom to make such an yummy salad. Would love to try it sometime over the weekend.

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  48. victoria permalink
    21/08/2015 8:04 am

    Looks delicious , Avocado is my favorite i love it with ice and milk, or i gonna shake this and froze to my freezer and eat like an ice cream

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  49. millyha permalink
    21/08/2015 6:27 pm

    I convinced myself for years that I didn’t like avocados. I tried them again last year as an adult and now I can’t get enough!

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  50. thequietgrove permalink
    21/08/2015 7:55 pm

    Love Avacados

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  51. Tami permalink
    22/08/2015 8:03 pm

    My daughter and I love avocados. They are yummy enough to eat alone, but we’ll be trying this for a change up.

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  52. Dawn McAlexander permalink
    22/08/2015 8:42 pm

    This sounds so tasty. The tomatoes look delicious!

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  53. Yona Williams permalink
    23/08/2015 10:55 am

    I’ve been hearing so much about argan oil for the hair and skin…I had no idea that you could cook with it. I’d like to try this salad.

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  54. Mireille Roc permalink
    24/08/2015 11:49 am

    I am one of the few people who hate avocados but looks like such a healthy salad

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  55. MaryAnne permalink
    10/04/2017 8:56 am

    Avocado is the most healthy thing in the world! and its flavor is excellent in every single way!

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