Your classic cucumber and tomato salad just got better with the addition of avocado, a lemon dressing and fresh cilantro!
INGREDIENTS: (MAKES 4 SIDE SALADS)
1 lb. Roma tomatoes
1 English cucumber
½ medium red onion, sliced
2 avocados, diced
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil
Juice of 1 medium lemon (about 2 Tbsp)
¼ cup (1/2 bunch) cilantro, chopped
1 tsp sea salt or ¾ tsp table salt
⅛ tsp black pepper
Place chopped tomatoes, sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, diced avocado, and chopped cilantro into a large salad bowl.
Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp lemon juice.
Toss gently to combine.
Just before serving, toss with 1 tsp sea salt and ⅛ tsp black pepper.
*Note: if you aren’t keen on cilantro, fresh dill is a good substitute. Dr. Dave suggests trying substituting the sea salt with pink himalayan salt.
Avocados: Fatty acids for fuel, Carnitine, Vitamin E.
Onions: Thins the blood; Vitamin C.
Olive Oil: Improves HDL Cholesterol; provides fuel.
Credits: Natasha’s Kitchen / Dr. Cass Ingram’s ‘Super-Market Remedies’