This savory, avocado-based salad is made with real vegetables, fruit juice, herbs, and a high hint of cumin for rich zest. Make the salad more appetizing by adding to the salad with other herbs and spices.
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
4 tsp. salt
4 small tomatoes, cut into ¾-inch cubes (2 ½ cups)
2 ripe medium avocados, cut into ¾-inch dice (1 ½ cup)
3 scallions (white and light green parts), thinly sliced
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
1 ¼ tsp. ground cumin
1 large head Boston lettuce, torn into large pieces (8 cups)
1 medium cucumber, peeled, quartered lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced diagonally (1 cup)
2 tbsp. coarsely chopped cilantro
In a medium, nonmetallic bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons lime juice and 2 teaspoon salt. Add tomatoes, avocados, scallions and garlic.
Using a rubber spatula, gently fold to combine. Season to taste with pepper.
In a large bowl, whisk together oil, cumin, the remaining tablespoon lime juice, and 2 teaspoon salt. Add lettuce and toss.
Season to taste with pepper. Divide lettuce among any plates.
Top each with mound of avocado mixture. Top with cucumber slices, sprinkle with cilantro and serve.