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4 from 2 votes

Guacamole Salad

All the flavors of guacamole in a simple, cost effective, and deconstructed salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Total Cost: $4.81 recipe / $0.80 serving
Servings: 6
Author: Beth M


  • 3 medium ripe avocados $2.37
  • 3 large roma tomatoes $1.50
  • 1/4 red onion $0.17
  • 1 clove garlic $0.02
  • 1 small lime $0.24
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro $0.17
  • 1 whole or less jalapeno $0.14
  • 1/4 tsp salt $0.05
  • about 10 cranks fresh ground black pepper $0.05
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil $0.10


  • Dice the tomatoes, jalapeno, onion, garlic and cilantro and place them in a bowl. Dice the jalapeno, onion, garlic and cilantro very finely while leaving the tomato in larger chunks (approximately 1/2 inch square). Dice the avocado about the same size as the tomatoes. Save the avocado for last to minimize the time that it is exposed to oxygen and reducing the likely hood of it turning brown. Once the dressing is mixed in, the acid from the tomatoes and lime will keep the avocado from turning brown during storage.
  • In a small bowl combine the olive oil, juice and zest from the lime, salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the diced vegetables and stir to combine!