Avocado Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette from Zestuous

This is a refreshing salad with robust flavors and textures, making it a nice, healthy change for the New Year.

When I was heading home for Christmas, I had a long day of traveling. I was exhausted, but needed to eat. I wanted something light, but still satisfying. The waitress at the Hyatt lounge recommended an avocado salad and a glass of MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir.

The salad arrived and it immediately reminded me of a deconstructed guacamole. It was just the dish I was looking for.

Today, I’ve recreated the recipe at home. It’s quite simple. This is a single size serving, but it makes enough dressing for two salads. For a full meal, add a grilled chicken breast or piece of fish on top.

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Avocado Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 salad


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 thin slice red onion
  • ¼ red pepper
  • ½ jalapeno, fresh
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • ½ lime


  • sliced avocado next to sliced peppers.
  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Slice the avocado while its still in the shell.
  • spoon taking avocado out of shell.
  • Scoop it out with a large spoon and fan the slices on a plate.
  • Slice the red onion slice in half, so you have thin strips. Julienne the red pepper and jalapeno slice, removing the seeds. Add to plate.
  • cumin vinaigrette in bowl with whisk.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt, cumin and sugar.
  • Drizzle half of the dressing onto the salad. Squeeze the juice from half of a lime over the salad.
    Avocado Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Christie Vanover

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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

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  1. Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, it ripens after harvesting. Trees are partially self-pollinating and often are propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.:

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  2. I love your photography as much as your food!! This salad is perfect. I LOVE avocado anything!! Thanks so much for sharing on Fit and Fabulous. 🙂