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Avocado, Tomato, Kale & Onion Salad

This Avocado, Tomato, Kale & Onion Salad is a perfect summer salad!  Delicious and fresh ingredients tossed in a tangy Lemon Vinaigrette.

You know what’s funny?  I’ve always said I’m not a salad person, yet some of my most favourite dishes are caprese salad, potato salad, pasta salad.  So I guess I finally have to admit that I’m a salad person. I’m even starting to love green salads more.  I love the freshness of real ingredients, especially when you can find them fresh off a farm or from a farmer’s market.  And this salad is one of those…if you can get the tomatoes for this recipe, fresh right off the plant, the flavour is out of this world.  Is there anything better than a tomato right from the plant?

Anyway, let me tell you about this salad. Oh this salad, it’s so full of flavour.  Healthy and delish!  I could seriously eat it every day, and I wonder why I don’t make it more often.  It’s great on its own for lunch, or served up alongside BBQ roasted chicken or ribs.  Seriously yum.

It reminds me of something you’d share with friends over a little glass of wine on a warm and sunny patio.  I’m dreaming of those days…I know they’re coming…slowly but surely they’ll come.  For now, I’ll sit in a little sunny corner of my home and enjoy the scrumptiousness.

Avocado, Tomato, Kale & Onion Salad

The great thing about salads is that you can make them to suit your tastes.  Add a little of this, or a little of that…sometimes all we need is a little inspiration to come up with your own recipe.  Enjoy.

Recipe Tips:

  • If you don’t like kale, feel free to substitute it with your favourite lettuce.
  • This dressing is quite tart, which we like.  But if you like a little sweetness, feel free to add a tsp or so of honey.

Avocado, Tomato, Kale & Onion Salad

This Avocado, Tomato, Kale & Onion Salad is a perfect summer salad!  Delicious and fresh ingredients tossed in a tangy Lemon Vinaigrette.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad


  • 23 avocados (sliced)
  • 1 small red onion (sliced thin)
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mini tomatoes (I like to use the small multi-coloured ones)
  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
  2. On a large serving plate assemble the tomatoes, onions, kale, cilantro and avocado.
  3. Drizzle the salad with the dressing.
  4. Salt & pepper to taste.

Keywords: avocado salad, salad dressing

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Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply
    Virginia Fynes
    May 15, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    I’m not a big avocado fan, but these pics have me wanting to try this salad! I’m am totally a salad person!

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    Krista @ the happy housie
    May 15, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    This looks super delicious Jo-Anna! I love all those ingredients! Pinned:)

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    Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens
    May 16, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    This looks amazing Jo-Anna. I can see this being a perfect addition to a summer picnic!!!!!

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    May 16, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    This is not only gorgeous but jammed with healthy goodies. Ty Jo-Anna I need this kind of recipe for my tool kit

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    May 16, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Mmm this looks so good and has one of my fave ingredients for summer: avocado!

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    May 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    I love, LOVE all the gorgeous colours. Definitely a tasty salad I will have on my menu this summer.

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    Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel
    May 16, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    This looks delicious – anything with Kale is my favourite!

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    May 18, 2014 at 4:39 AM

    I AM a salad girl 🙂
    I’m a vegetarian and loooooooooooove salads
    Your looks fantastic, and your presentation is great

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    May 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    this looks beautiful and delicious, great combo! pinning for later 🙂 xo, Jess @

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    May 28, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    I think I could eat this salad all summer long! It looks amazing:)

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    Suzie M
    July 9, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    love avocado healthy salad

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