Avocados with Tomato Relish

Avocados with Tomato Relish

Avocados with Tomato Relish


Makes 4 servings


1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 fresh plum tomatoes (about 1/2 pound)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons finely chopped mild red onion
1 fresh jalapeño pepper,* seeded and finely chopped
2 large, firm ripe avocados
2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
Cilantro sprig, orange peel and tomato slice for garnish

*Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.


  1. Mix vinegar, orange juice, orange peel, salt and black pepper in medium bowl. Gradually add oil, whisking continuously, until dressing is thoroughly blended.
  2. Add tomatoes, chopped cilantro, onion and jalapeño pepper to dressing; toss lightly to mix. Let stand, covered, at room temperature up to 2 hours to blend flavors.
  3. Just before serving, cut avocados lengthwise into halves; remove and discard pits. Pare avocados and cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  4. Arrange avocados over lettuce-lined plates; top with tomato relish. Garnish, if desired.

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