Cooking In The Heart Of Virginia: Mexican-Style Summer Salad - - ABC13

Mexican-Style Summer Salad

Mexican-Style Summer Salad
By: Chef Emerald Coleman


  • 3 tbsp fresh Lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, plus an additional 1/8 tsp
  • 4 small Tomatoes, diced
  • 3 medium Avocados, diced
  • 3 Scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 large clove Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground Cumin
  • 2 heads Boston lettuce, torn into large pieces
  • 1 small Cucumber, peeled and quartered
  • 2 tbsp fresh Cilantro, coarsely chopped


1. In medium bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp lime juice and 1/2 tsp salt.

2. Add tomatoes, avocados, scallions, and garlic.  Use rubber spatula to gently combine.  Season with pepper and set aside.

3. Whisk together oil, cumin, 1 tbsp lime juice and 1/8 tsp salt.

4. Add lettuce and toss.

5. Divide lettuce among plates and top with mound of avocado mixture.

6. Sprinkle with cucumber and cilantro and serve.


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