Holy Guacamole! | Happy National Guacamole Day


September 16th is National Guacamole Day. Guacamole has always been a staple in my household. It can not only be a quick and healthy snack, but it can also be a great appetizer that can be brought to any event, gathering, or barbeque.

I decided to recreate everyone’s favorite guacamole dip and deconstruct it into a savory salad. This guacamole salad can be prepared in 15 minutes or less with minimal to no cooking required. This salad is an easy and healthy dish to make for a large group of friends and family! It is filled with nutrient-dense ingredients such as Haas avocados, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro. Enjoy!

Easy Guacamole Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 5-6



3 large Haas avocados, peeled, pits removed, diced

6-7 cherry tomatoes, quartered

1/3 cup red onions, minced

1/3 cup cilantro leaves


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or minced
  • 1/4 jalapeno pepper, grated
  • pinch of salt + cayenne pepper (substitute for black pepper if you prefer mild over spice)


    1. SALAD: 
      • Add the salad ingredients for the salad in a large bowl. Drizzle half of the prepared dressing on top and stir to combine. Taste and adjust with more dressing if desired. Let sit 5 minutes before serving
    2. DRESSING: 
      • Add dressing ingredients into a medium bowl. Whisk the ingredients for the dressing until evenly combined. Taste and adjust salt and spice to taste.

    Tip: Adding lemon juice to salad will prevent avocados from browning quickly.

    Recipe adapted from Little Spice Jar 

    Olivia Odom | Texas Women's University Dietetic Intern

    Olivia Odom received her bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion from Mississippi State University and is currently a graduate student and dietetic intern at Texas Woman’s University. She will complete her dietetic internship this December prior to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family, finding new recipes to cook, and expanding in her knowledge of dietetics. 

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