by Olena

Avocado Salad

by Olena

4.9 from 10 reviews

Make this Easy Avocado Salad instead of guacamole one day. It will blow your mind how simple, delicious and healthy this 3 ingredient salad is.

Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad Recipe

When life gives you avocados, you make an avocado salad. Not with tomatoes, cucumbers and chickpeas but a healthy avocado salad with just avocados. Have you ever thought of that? To turn plain avocados not into a guacamole but rather into a simple avocado salad with lemon juice, green onions, salt and pepper?! Really, 3 ingredients. Salt and pepper never count.

History says this avocado salad recipe was invented by farmers who planted avocados on the coast in 1920s. Back then people ate simply.

Did you notice no cilantro but rather green onions?! I was surprised as well and decided to test the recipe with cilantro. Nope, it makes it a guacamole and trust me green onion adds way better texture and flavour. Our ancestors knew better.

sliced avocados for avocado salad

How to Choose, Store and Ripen Avocados

  • Look for fruit that is firm yet gives when gently squeezed.
  • If avocado is hard, it’s not ready to eat yet.
  • Ripening avocados on a counter, takes about 2-4 days depending on the temperature.
  • To speed up ripening process, place them in brown bag with a banana.
  • You can refrigerate unripened avocados until you are ready to ripen them. I always stock up.

ripe avocados in a glass bowl

How to Make Avocado Salad

  • Cut each avocado in half and remove the pit – Abruptly stick the sharp end of a knife into the pit and twist it. Then cut each half into 2-3 strips (depends how wide), peel and slice. This way avocado slices do not turn into a mush. how to slice avocado step by step
  • Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl – avocados, green onion, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir gently with a wooden spoon. That’s it! how to make avocado salad

What to Serve With Avocado Salad?

Avocado salad is best consumed within 5-6 hours. To make ahead for up to 4 hours, toss avocado in lime juice and add remaining ingredients right before serving.

Here are a few ideas for serving:

  • Salad is great on its own, on a toasted pita or in a wrap.
  • Make it as a topping for chicken tostadas.
  • Add healthy fats to lean baked chicken breast.
  • With brown rice or quinoa for a filling vegetarian dinner.
  • Enjoy!

simple avocado salad on tortilla with hot sauce

More Healthy Avocado Salad Recipes


Avocado Salad

avocado salad

4.9 from 10 reviews

Make this Easy Avocado Salad instead of guacamole one day. It will blow your mind how simple, delicious and healthy this 3 ingredient salad is.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • 2.5 lbs avocados (about 7 medium)
  • 1/2 cup green onion
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. To cut avocados, cut each fruit in half and remove the pit (I abruptly stick sharp end of the knife into the pit and twist it).
  2. Then cut each half into 2-3 strips (depends how wide), peel and slice. This way avocado slices do not turn into a mush.
  3. In a large salad bowl, add avocados, green onion, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir gently with a wooden spoon and consume within next 5-6 hours. Great on its own, on a toasted pita or in a wrap.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

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Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Hi Olena, I have tried all the recipes I can find about avocado at least once and I do not neglect to write my humble comments to those which I like. I also love your recipe.It is very practical. Also onions suit the salad well, adding a nice taste and flavor. I really congratulate you. I also have a humble recipe that I have developed, I try to blend it with nice recipes like yours and try to find the best recipe. I add the link in case you want to watch or do it, I would like you to keep your comments if you like it 🙂 I wish you a healthy day

    1. This is awesomely delicious!
      I love your recipes.
      Thank you from the Manila, Philippines 🙂

  2. Perfect easy salad, tasty, everyone loved it, added a it of parmesan cheese on top… thank you great receipe.

  3. Made this yesterday… making it again today! Really easy, tasty – not to mention healthy, too!! Loving your site every time I visit! Thanks for all you do!

  4. I created this salad on my own (because I had lots of avocado and green onions) and then saw your recipe (I am also originally from Ukrain:) ). I did not use any lemon, but only avocado and green onions (one avocado and one regular 1 bunch of green onions proportion), avocado oil and sea salt. Three minutes of “work” and you have a lovely salad.

  5. This is possibly the easiest and tastiest salad we have ever made or enjoyed! We love cilantro, but I agree with you completely that it doeant belong here, lol!

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