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Avocado and Tomato Salad Recipe

Balsamic vinegar, red and white wine vinegar

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I found some beautiful tomatoes at the store recently and decided to make a very simple salad featuring the tomatoes and fresh avocado. I seasoned them simply with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, along with a drizzle of olive oil and red wine vinegar and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro. It was simple and so delicious – we all loved this salad. I served this dish with the Slow Roasted Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Butter for a delicious and flavorful meal.

Avocado and Tomato Salad:
Recipe and photo by For the Love of
  • Red tomato, sliced
  • Orange tomato, sliced
  • Yellow tomato, sliced
  • 1-2 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Drizzle of olive oil, to taste
  • Drizzle of red wine vinegar, to taste
  • Sprinkle of fresh cilantro, chopped

Place the sliced tomatoes on a serving plate along with the sliced avocado. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Drizzle with olive oil and red wine vinegar then sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro. Serve immediately. Enjoy.


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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Salad


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Betty’s Boone Tavern Broccoli-Apple Salad

Granny Smith

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Broccoli-Apple Salad. This recipe was inspired by the Broccoli-Apple Salad that I had for brunch during our recent anniversary celebration at Boone Tavern Hotel Restaurant in Berea, Kentucky.


2 cups fresh broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces (You may steam these for 4 minutes to soften them.)
1 cup red bell pepper strips, about ¼-inch by 1 ¼-inches (You may steam these for 2 minutes to soften them.)
1 medium-sized Granny Smith apple, unpeeled and cut into slivers that will fit on a fork
1 cup red seedless grapes (cut in halves)
2/3 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing (You may use any variety of Miracle Whip or mayonnaise or substitute coleslaw dressing.)

After steaming 2 cups of broccoli florets and 1 cup red bell pepper strips, place them in a mixing bowl, along with 1 thinly sliced Granny Smith apple, and 1 cup red seedless grape halves. Stir to distribute evenly. Add 2/3 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing, and fold it into the fruit/vegetable mixture. Spoon the mixture into a nice serving bowl. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve. I loved this salad at Boone Tavern, and I think this is a pretty close replica! Enjoy!!! –Betty 

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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Betty's Kitchen, Salad


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