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Dominican Avocado Salad

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This Dominican Avocado Salad has no sugar – it’s low carb – and it comes together in no time. If you’d like to boost the protein content, serve it with some sliced chicken or baked fish on the top or on the side.

Dominican Avocado Salad

The recipe comes from Tiny House Cooking: 175+ Recipes Designed to Create Big Flavor in a Small Space, where each recipe has been designed to serve two.

The original recipe calls for using two bunches of watercress.  I was not able to find watercress at my local store so I substituted a pack of pre-cut salad mix in its place. The lettuce is tossed with a simple dressing and topped with tomato, red onion, and avocado.

How To Make Dominican Avocado Salad

To make this simple salad, you need the following ingredients:

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 medium lime
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 bunches watercress, large stems removed
  • 1 small ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 small ripe Hass avocado

The first step is to make the dressing.  Combine the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, oregano, salt, and pepper in a jar and shake well.

Next, place watercress on salad plates and top with the tomato, onion, and avocado. Drizzle the dressing on top of the salad.

Yield: 2 servings

Dominican Avocado Salad

Dominican Avocado Salad

This Dominican Avocado Salad has no sugar - it's low carb - and it comes together in no time.  If you'd like to boost the protein content, serve it with some sliced chicken or baked fish on the top or on the side.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 medium lime
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 bunches watercress, large stems removed
  • 1 small ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 small ripe Hass avocado

Instructions

1. Combine olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, oregano, salt, and pepper in a jar and shake well to make the dressing.

2. Place watercress on salad plates and top with tomato, onion, and avocado. Drizzle dressing on top.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 456Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 7gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

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Plate with Dominican Avocado Salad

This Dominican Avocado Salad recipe is a nice side dish as is, or topped with some protein it becomes a nice stand-alone meal.

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Ila Faith

Saturday 24th of August 2019

I usually purchase my ensalada aguacate (avocado salad) from my local Dominican store/take out. I stumbled on this recipe and am excited to try this! I like the suggestion of adding a protein. I love watercress and always have it at the ready, but I will mix it w/salad greens for additional color, flavor and nutrients. This is a WIN for me (and family)!

Millican Pecan

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

I love the combination of foods in your recipe! I love the avocado placed on top in the picture, it makes it look especially appetizing. I might sprinkle some sweet spiced pecans on top...I find that the crunchiness as well as the delicious taste is amazing.