Avocado salad

Avocado salad

30 min
A salad with avocado and a tart lemon dressing that goes well with almost anything from the grill.


  • Split, core and peel the avocado and cut into pieces. Halve the tomatoes. Rinse the lentils and drain.
  • Mix the avocado, tomato, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Carefully fold in the lentils.
  • Stir together the ingredients for the sauce.
  • Arrange the mixed salad and the lentil mixture on a large plate or in serving glasses.
  • Drizzle over the sauce or serve as a side.

Avocado salad

How do you keep avocados fresh in salad?
Discoloration is inevitable with avocados so the best way to keep them as fresh as possible is to only prepare the fruit just before you’re about to eat them. Once sliced, they will start to brown in the fridge after four hours.
What is the best way to prepare avocado?
A simple way to prepare avocado is to slice the fruit down the centre, rotating 360 degrees so the skin is separated in two equal halves then split the two halves apart. Use a teaspoon to remove the stone, before scooping out the avocado halves with a spoon. Place the halves flat side-down on a chopping board and slice as desired.
What mixes well with avocado?
Avocado’s fatty, buttery taste means it works wonderfully with sharper flavours like citrus, chilli or onion. It is also a great accompaniment to crunchy, fresh seafood or on the sweeter side of the palette, freshly diced, juicy avocado.


Cherry tomatoes
250 g
Cooked green lentils
400 g
squeezed juice of ½
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Mixed salads
60 g
Lemon sauce
Sour cream, 12%
150 ml
Crushed garlic clove
Lemon (unwaxed)
grated zest of ½
Chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp
Salt to taste

The perfect summer and picnic salad

Avocado salads are a summer classic, with the crisp salad leaves partnering the buttery smoothness of the avocado in a perfectly matched pairing. Whether the avocado should be firm to the touch or soft so it almost melts in your mouth is really a matter of taste, but either way high quality produce will make a big difference.

Variation ideas: Mexican-style avocado salad

Avocados are a classic feature of Mexican cuisine, and one way to mix this salad up is by making guacamole instead of serving the fruit whole. Simply mash the avocado with lime juice and small slices of red onion with salt to taste. Delicious!

What to serve with avocado salad

Whether you prefer fresh tortilla chips, toasted rustic bread or protein like grilled salmon and steak, this salad works as a versatile and tasty base that can be combined with just about every ingredient you can think of.

Store avocado salad like this

Like any salad, we recommend making and serving your avocado salad fresh to maintain the crunchiness and texture of the salad leaves, not to mention the colour and taste of the avocado itself. If you want to prepare it in advance, wait until serving before adding the dressing so the leaves don’t go soggy. Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a day before they start to lose their bounce.