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Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad


3-4 fresh large tomatoes, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced (used white onion)
2 avocados, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
Red wine vinegar (a good, strong red wine vinegar)
Extra virgin olive oil (the best quality)
Freshly ground black pepper

Place a layer of sliced tomatoes on a large serving platter. Arrange the slivers of red onions and the chunks of avocado over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with parsley, garlic, and oregano. Drizzle red wine vinegar and olive oil over the platter. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

*Recently we enjoy adding avocado in our salads. I ran out of red onion so I substitute it white. Every time my 20 month-old son sees avocado he always say “nam nam”, he loves it and believe me he can eat the whole fruit. According to www.avocado.org the nutritional benefits of avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit. It’s a win win, it’s good food and good for you. enJOY!!!

For more nutritional information click on the link: http://www.avocado.org/nutrition/

Source: Simply Recipes