Avocado salad is the ideal preparation if you want to make a light and delicious recipe for your summer lunches. There are many ideas to prepare it: the avocado, in fact, goes perfectly with different ingredients, such as tuna, cherry tomatoes, feta, salmon, shrimp. It is therefore a versatile food rich in nutritional properties, it contains potassium, calcium, good fats and it is considered a real super food: the ideal ingredient for the preparation of light and appetizing summer salads, to be enjoyed as a main dish for lunch or dinner, at home or in the office or on the beach.
Here are 9 avocado salad recipes to try.
1. Avocado and chicken salad
If you want to prepare a light Cesar salad, the ideal recipe is chicken and avocado salad that is a fresh and light dish, ideal for a summer lunch or an office lunch break. To make this recipe you will need grilled chicken breast, avocado, lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Everything will then be accompanied with a fresh ginger sauce, which will make your salad even more delicious, blending in perfectly with the unique taste of the avocado.
2.Quinoa with lemon and avocado
Quinoa with lemon and avocado is a fresh and light summer salad, also excellent for those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. A perfect dish to be consumed on the beach or in the office, when you want a light meal, but without sacrificing taste. To prepare it, all you have to do is to cook the quinoa with the vegetable broth: once it is ready, let it cool before adding it to the avocado, the cherry tomatoes, the rocket and the seasoning made with grated rind and juice of lemon, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar .
3. Avocado and tuna salad
Another tasty and light recipe is the avocado and tuna salad: the preparation is very fast and the dish can be personalized with the ingredients you prefer. To make it, peel the avocado and cut it into slices, wash 100 grams of cherry tomatoes and cut them into wedges, cut 1/2 onion into slices and drip 200 grams of tuna: it’s better the natural one, but if you prefer you can also use the one in extra virgin olive oil. Add all the ingredients in a salad bowl and season with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and chopped parsley.
4. Avocado and feta salad
The avocado and feta salad is ideal for the summer: practical, fast and tasty. A light and tasty dish to accompany with croutons. To prepare it, cut a cucumber and the onion in slices, wash the avocado and cut it into pieces, add 150 grams of diced feta, 10 small tomatoes and season with olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Finally add the croutons and enjoy very cold.
5. Avocado and salmon salad
The avocado and salmon salad is really tasty: a few simple ingredients for a light and flavorful dish. To prepare it, wash a few leaves of salad and let it drain. Wash the avocado, peel it and cut it into pieces: place it in a bowl and sprinkle it with lemon juice so as not to oxidize it. Add to the bowl 250 grams of smoked salmon in pieces, 5-6 dried tomatoes cut into coarse pieces, the salad, salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil. Stir and serve.
6. Avocado and spinach salad
Another fresh and light idea is the avocado and spinach salad, to be enriched with the vegetables you prefer. In our recipe we also used potatoes and boiled eggs to make the dish complete. To prepare it, wash and peel the avocado and cut it into small pieces: with the other half make a cream using a fork and add the lemon juice. Add the chopped avocado into a bowl, 100 grams of baby spinach leaves, 10 cherry tomatoes cut in half, 2 boiled potatoes cut into cubes, 2 hard-boiled eggs cut into wedges. Season with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and add the creamed avocado.
7. Avocado and shrimp salad
Another fresh idea, perfect for summer, is the avocado and shrimp salad, which is very easy to prepare. Boil 400 grams of shrimp for about 3 minutes, drain them and let them cool. Meanwhile wash and cut the avocado into pieces or slices and sprinkle with the juice of a lemon. Put it in a bowl with the shrimps, 100 grams of rocket, 8 cherry tomatoes cut in half. Season with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and chopped parsley and serve.
8. Avocado and walnut salad
If you like strong and tasty combinations, then you must try the avocado and walnut salad, made even tastier by the addition of gorgonzola cheese, all made fresh by the addition of the rocket. Wash the avocado, peel it and cut it into slices. Put it in a bowl and add the washed and dried rocket, 100 grams of walnut kernels, 100 grams of chopped gorgonzola cheese, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper and stir. Those who prefer can add a little balsamic vinegar. Mix well and serve.
9. Avocado and orange salad
The avocado and orange salad is instead a very fresh preparation enriched with lettuce and spring onion. Peel 2 oranges and cut them into slices. Wash and peel the avocado and cut it into cubes or slices. Put it in a bowl, sprinkle with the juice of half a lemon and add the orange, the onion cut into round slices and the salad washed and cut into strips. Season with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice, stir and serve.