Everyone’s favorite guacamole dip becomes a salad. My deconstructed guacamole salad is sure to be a hit with everyone this summer. Perfect for potlucks, parties, and summer barbecues! So yummy and so easy!

chunks of avocado, tomatoes, with minced onions in oval bowl

Guacin’ and rollin’ today!

It’s the best day ever; my favorite dip has become a salad! This chunky, bite-sized deconstructed guacamole salad is sure to be on repeat in our house this summer. Think about it: buttery diced avocados, minced onions, generous sprinklings of cilantro, and bright, juicy tomatoes. All my favorite summer produce tossed in a bowl and served drizzled with a cumin-lime dressing.

But also, how good would a guacamole salad be with crushed tortilla chips added in there? Or wait, even better – you can use tortilla chips as a utensil. Okay, I digress. Consider this permission for us all to eat guacamole salad as a chunky guacamole dip.

I’m not mad about that.

close up shot guacamole salad on whit3e marble surface

Guacamole is an essential food group for me.

Basically, anything with avocado is a go in my book. So one evening when I was putting dinner together and had a craving from guac (but really, when do I not) I chopped up a few avocados, plum tomatoes, through in some cilantro leaves and minced onions. That’s when I knew that what I deemed the best salad in the world was, in fact, a deconstructed guacamole salad.

avocados cut in half with the pit removed on marble

What do you need to make guacamole salad?

  • large Haas avocados
  • plum tomatoes (cherry tomatoes will work too)
  • minced red onions
  • cilantro leaves

What do you need to make a guacamole salad dressing?

  • olive oil
  • freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ground cumin
  • garlic
  • minced or grated jalapeño or serrano pepper
  • big pinch of salt + a shake of cayenne pepper

white bowl with topped avocados, tomatoes, minced onions, and cilantro on marble

How to make guacamole salad:

  1. Combine the ingredients for the salad dressing in a mason jar or a bowl with a whisk, set aside.
  2. Chop avocados and tomatoes. Mince the onions, and clean the cilantro leaves. 
  3. Add all the chopped components in a bowl and toss with the dressing. DONE.

I’m worried my guacamole salad is going to be too spicy, how can I make it milder?

You can make my guacamole salad as mild as you like! Here are a few ways how:

  • omit the grated jalapeños or serranos
  • leave out the cayenne pepper all together
  • don’t use cayenne pepper or the grated jalapeno peppers, swap it all out for black pepper instead

side shot of avocado tomato salad tossed with cumin lime dressing on marble surface

What can I serve this salad with?

Other avocado recipes:

Serious question: Is it obvious I realllllly love avocados? 

This deconstructed guacamole salad has summer 2019 written all over it. ✅

bowl with prepared avocado tomato salad on white marble surface surrounded by tea towel and wooden spoon

Yield: 5-6 servings

Easy Guacamole Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Everyone's favorite guacamole dip becomes a salad. My deconstructed guacamole salad is sure to be a hit with everyone this summer. Perfect for potlucks, parties, and summer barbecues! So yummy and so easy!

Easy Guacamole Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 3 large Haas avocados, peeled, pits removed, diced
  • 6-7 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • ⅓ cup EACH: minced red onions AND cilantro leaves

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoon EACH: olive oil AND lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or minced
  • ¼ jalapeno (or serrano) pepper, grated
  • pinch of salt + cayenne pepper (or black pepper to keep it mild)

Instructions

  1. DRESSING: Add the ingredients for the dressing in a mason jar (one that has a lid) or in a bowl. Whisk the ingredients for the dressing together or screw on the lid and give it a good shake until combined. Taste and adjust salt and spice to taste!
  2. GUACAMOLE SALAD: Add the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl. Drizzle half of the prepared dressing on top and stir to combine. Taste and adjust with more dressing if desired. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

    • Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

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