Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tomato Avocado Salsa or Salad



I found some lovely tomatoes at Costco last week.  You know the ones, they are about the size of a fifty cent piece and have a cute little vine attached.  They are always flavorful and I have a hard time resisting a package of them.  When I rounded the corner at the end of the aisle I was facing a bag of avocados that looked spendid.  Part of them were starting to ripen and the others were still quite firm. 

When I left, I had the makings of a great salsa or salad.  Today the ingredients were going to become a salad.  I had run across another very easy recipe in Cooking Light's 5 Ingredient, 15 Minute recipe collection. 

I did vary the recipe just a smidge.  I used the tomatoes from Costco which are larger than the grape tomatoes.  I used Feta that had a garlic and herbs.  The recipe called for feta with basil and sun-dried tomato.  I used two avocados.  I actually liked not having another herb compete with the oregano. 


Tomato Avocado Salsa or Salad
adapted from Cooking Light
5 Ingredient, 15 Minute Recipes


Yield:  4-6 servings

1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomato (or other combination)
1 ripe peeled avocado, chopped

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.  Stir with a whisk.  Add tomato halves, cheese, and avocado; toss gently. 


5 comments:

  1. Jacques always buys those tomatoes..and we love avocado..

    C'est beau!

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  2. Hello fellow Costco shopper! This sounds delicious and those Costco tomatoes get us through the winter here in the midwest.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. That looks so good.

    Have you entered this in the Avocados from Mexico guacamole or salsa giveaway? http://www.terrifictacos.com/

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  4. Oh my goodness! This looks really good. Really fresh and very appetizing!

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  5. This is a refreshing salad that is beign added to my bucket list as we speak.

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