cameroon avocado salad

“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.

print recipe
Avocado Salad
by 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



  1. Lovee plus it's healthy.Thanks Presh!

  2. Hi Lady P.

    Lmao @ "James 1: 24 Clean Eating Bible." You are so right, the choice of salad dressing could make or mar the "cleanliness" os any salad.

    I love avocados, the taste and texture is so yummy. This salad looks easy to make and is bursting at the seams with nutritional goodness.

    Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  3. Why will someone not love avocado! it looks so yummy btw I need a copy of that clean eating bible Pre

  4. Ohhhh, thanks for the reminder dear. I can't imagine could forget my good old puree so easil.. This used to be my stable in my ngoaekelle day. Love the colour.. Can't wait for weekend to cook some of the niceties on this blog. U are are blessed with a lot of talents

  5. You've asked a great question. Why would any right thinking homo sapiens not love avocado?!
    Lol that clean eating bible will be yours in due time.

  6. You're welcome, hun.

  7. You're welcome, hun. Sometimes we mar our clean salads with decadent dressings.
    Thank you for always stopping by!

  8. Puree was a life saver back in the day!
    Enjoy your weekend cooking, dear.
    Thanks for always making me blush.

  9. You dey miss better tin.

  10. This your bible that you whip up! Loool.

    Not a huge fan of avocado, but gradually trying to like it.

  11. Am a huge fan of avocado, I can eat it for Africa. Precious darling, now this healthy, I will make it for myself.Thanks for sharing.

  12. I'm always so surprised when someone says they don't like avocado.
    How can this be? Lol

  13. You're welcome, dear. Avocado is bae.

  14. Before seeing the print recipe I was done screenshoting already… am definitely going to try this…looks so gooood

  15. Please let me know how it goes, Funke!

  16. One of my exes would have loved this! He was obsessed with tomatoes and onion with a vinaigrette as his salads! I would have eaten it if it had avocados like yours though! 😀 Yummy Salad!

  17. Hi Chocolate Mama (I love that name!) we can safely say avocados make salads more appealing.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  18. Oh Precious. Thanks for sharing and reminding me how to make my salads fun. I totally forgot I could use Avocado. I hardly use any dressing, I just feel it packs a lot of calories. This is a sure way to add yum to the crunch. XO

  19. I love you for hardly using dressing. Salad dressings often come with a multitude of sin.

  20. This looks so yum. I wish I liked avocado

  21. I love this, will try it out.

  22. Please let me know how it goes, Eby.

  23. claudine efenge

    cheap but healthy….

  24. And so easy to make…

  25. Hi big sis precious..i tried the avocado and pasta delicious..God bless u..thanks

  26. Wow.. i tried the salad with avocado and the pasta salad..delicious..thanks Precious….God Bless u

  27. Thanks for the awesome feedback, Rita! God bless you too!

  28. We actually call them pears in Nigeria too. Avocado pears.

    Love this recipe, will be taking action soon.

    Mira La Belle blog

  29. Please let me know how it goes.


  31. Absolutely love me some avocado salad. Very simple yummy recipe. Totally not a fan of Olive oil. Never liked the flavor. My go to dressing is mostly Macadamia nuts blended with some lemon and tangerine/orange juice. The creaminess takes care of my mayo cravings

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  34. Hey what do you mean by salad dressing come with a multitude of sin

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