“If any woman should drown her salad in mayonnaise and says she is doing clean eating, she does nothing but deceive herself.” James 1: 24 Clean Eating Bible.
I fell in love with avocado salad during my university days. It was a simple mixture of avocados, tomatoes, onions and mayonnaise that tasted more amazing than it looked. I still remember the local restaurant that sold it and inspired me to make mine. I still remember how heavenly it felt as it went down my tummy with a bite of bread.
For some reason, avocados are locally called, “pear” in Cameroon although pear is a seperate fruit in other parts of the world. So we call this salad, pear salad or purée in French (though it wasn’t pureed or anything like that). Years later, I still make this salad and weep for joy as it goes down my tummy.
This month I decided to eat clean so instead of drowning my darling avocado salad in a killer mixture of mayonnaise, salt, vinegar and sugar, I simply dressed it in extra virgin olive oil, salt and a few shakes of powdered black pepper. If you want to hold on to your mayo, that’s fine. Just make sure you eat in moderation.
Avocado is a super food and you should have it regularly in your diet. Here is why:
It fights cancer.
It contains heart-healthy fats.
It aids digestion.
It regulates blood sugar levels.
It is anti-inflammatory.
It does much more!
Another note-worthy thing is that avocado is a fruit and not a vegetable. A salad like this takes a fruit that already tastes great and maks it exceptional. The salad is crunchy with freshness from the tomatoes, onions and cucumbers and creamy from the texture of the avocados. It can be eaten together with wheat bread for breakfast of as a side to other meals.
Here are the vegetables you need for the salad:
I actually used one avocado and not the two you see there. I would have preffered my cucumber with the skin on but the lone cucumber in my kitchen had already been peeled by some people here who love cucumbers with their life.
Now, cut and peel the avocado. Cut into chunks. Cut the tomato and cucumber into similar shapes.
Put all of that in a bowl. Cut onions and throw on top.
Now add in your extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.
Mix everything together. I love this stuff!
Make some soon! Get the printable recipe below.
by Precious Nkeih (www.preciouscore.com) August-3-2016
This is a healthy twist on Cameroonian avocado salad.
1 ripe avocado
1 large tomato
Half white onion
Half a small cucumber
2 tablespoons olive oil
a quarter teaspoon salt
a quarter teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Cut and peel avocado.2. Cut tomatoes, onions, cucumber and avocado into bite-size pieces.3. Pour in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.4. Toss everything together and serve.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings