easy healthy food recipes - easy avocado tomato salad

Easy Healthy Food Recipes – Easy Avocado Tomato Salad In 10 Minutes

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If you’ve been following my blog recently then you most likely know that I’ve been posting for sometime now about the importance of sulfur for our health.

In this post, I am going to shift my focus to increasing sulfur level naturally through our diet.

Did you know that of the 20 amino acids present in food, only 2 contain sulfur, and neither are stored in our body?

One of these amino acids, Methionine, cannot be synthesized by our bodies and therefore has to be supplied by the diet. Cysteine, another sulfur-containing amino acid, is synthesized by our body but needs a steady supply of sulfur in order to do.

These amino acids are not normally stored in the body and excess amounts are either eliminated through the urine or in the feces or stored in the form of glutathione.

Glutathione is one of the most potent antioxidants in the body. It has the ability to neutralize free radicals and to detoxify poisonous compounds. Our body uses up to 750 mg of sulfur daily, so we must consume foods containing sulfur every day to keep our body functioning at its peak performance.

In this post, I will share with you how to make a sulfur-rich, healthy, delicious, colorful, simple, and easy avocado tomato salad in 10 minutes.


My Favorite Salad

I have been making this avocado tomato salad on a weekly basis for several months now. I think I am addicted. It all started with one day that I wanted to make a special lunch for my husband.

Since I am not very good at cooking, I decided to search online for a simple salad recipe using avocado.

Did you know that avocado contains the highest sulfur content among all fruits? Yes, it contains lots of sulfur.

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I love avocados, it’s one of my favorite foods. It’s not only healthy but also delicious.

Ever since I discovered this recipe, and with the addition of other ingredients to the original recipe, my husband and I are now both hooked.


How To Make Avocado Tomato Salad In 10 Minutes

READY IN: 10 minutes            SERVES: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of halved grape tomatoes or any type of tomato you like
  • 2 avocados – peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro or parsley
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced English seedless cucumber
  • 3/4 cup cashew nuts or any nuts you like
  • 1 Tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or 1 teaspoon of Himalayan salt or 3/4 teaspoon table salt

easy healthy food recipes easy avocado tomato salad

Additional Optional Add-Ins 

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese or cubed mozzarella or any cheese you like
  • 1/2 cup shredded chicken or turkey

Instructions:

1. Place halved grape tomatoes, diced avocado, sliced red onion, minced cilantro, and sliced cucumber in a large serving bowl.easy healthy food recipes - easy avocado tomato salad

2. Add 1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and 1 Tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the salad. Toss gently to combine ingredients.

easy healthy food recipes - easy avocado tomato salad

3. Just before serving, toss with the following ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of cashew nuts or any nuts of your preference ( If you would like your nuts to remain crunchy, I suggest that you add them to your salad just before serving, so they don’t get soggy).
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt or 3/4 teaspoon table salt.
  • If you like to spice up the salad, add ½ teaspoon of the red pepper flake. Feel free to add additional optional add-ins for extra deliciousness.

easy healthy food recipes - easy avocado tomato salad

4. Cover the serving bowl with a plastic food wrap and let the ingredients stand for about 5 minutes before serving to blend flavors. Store the salad in the fridge for up to 2 hours.

easy healthy food recipes - easy avocado tomato salad


Important Things To Know 

Please keep in mind, if this is the first time you are trying out avocado tomato salad, there is a good chance that you might experience detox symptoms from the salad if your diet consists primarily processed and refined foods.

Without proper understanding, you could panic at these symptoms and believe that avocado tomato salad is the cause of them. You might end up not making the salad or dislike the salad because you became afraid.

Don’t be afraid, if you experience detox symptoms after eating this salad, it is not the avocado tomato salad you ate that causes these symptoms, it’s simply your body’s natural process of trying to eliminate toxins.

Detox symptoms are what you feel when toxins and cellular wastes are mobilized in your body, but not yet eliminated. They are sort of like a double-edged sword. Detox symptoms are the milestone in the detoxifying process. 

Unfortunately, they are not a comfortable feeling, but it’s a natural process and it’s doing the job getting rid of bad things that don’t belong in our system.


Nutrition Facts And Benefits 

Grape Tomato

  • Grape tomatoes offer flavor without too many calories. They are low in fat, cholesterol free, sodium free and also a great source of fiber. One cup of grape tomatoes only contains only 27 calories, 1.8 grams of fiber, 6 grams of complex carbohydrates and 1 gram of protein.
  • Grape tomatoes contain lycopene, vitamin A, and Vitamin C as well as other vitamins and minerals.

Avocado

  • A fruit native to Mexico, avocado (Persea Americana) has a dark green skin with a lighter pulp that is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which is a good fat.
  • Avocados also are high in tripeptide, which is formed when three amino acids are bonded together that breaks down to cysteine after digestion. Cysteine is a sulfuric amino acid, making avocados a great source of sulfur.
  • Avocados are a heart-healthy nutrient-dense food that provides a substantial amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients with relatively few calories. In fact, 1/3 of a medium avocado (50g) has 80 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a great nutrient dense food choice.

Red Onion 

  • Onions are high in vitamin C, a good source of fiber, and with only 45 calories per serving. Onions are free of sodium, fat, and cholesterol, and also provide a number of other key nutrients.
  • Onions contain compounds such as allyl sulfides and sulfoxides that may improve heart health and repair tissues in joints.
  • Onion is one of the best sources of sulfur. The high sulfur content of red onions alone supports the body’s natural ability to detox.
  • Onions are powerful superfoods with anti-cancer, antiviral, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. They are packed with beneficial nutrients and compounds.
  • Onions are also rich in quercetin, which is a powerful bioflavonoid. Quercetin helps to remove excessive estrogen levels from the body. This antioxidant also stimulates liver function to detoxify estrogen and other cancer-causing agents.

Cilantro (Coriander)

  • Cilantro (coriander) is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
  • Cilantro contains chemicals that help foods stay fresher for longer.
  • Cilantro also has anticancer effects and ability to improve skin health.
  • 1/4 of a cup of cilantro contains 1 calorie, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbs, 0 grams of protein, 2 percent daily value of vitamin C and 5 percent daily value of vitamin A.

 English Seedless Cucumber

  • English seedless cucumber is rich in minerals and vitamins. Eating only one provides you with almost 1/3 of your daily intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant by blocking damage from free radicals that can cause cancer.
  • 1 cup of English seedless cucumber contains 20 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 2 grams of protein, 190 mg of potassium and 4 grams of carbohydrate.

Cashew Nuts

  • Cashews are high in sulfur content, which is important in building amino acids and vitamins and is critical to the healthy development of skin, bones, nerve cells and other tissues.
  • Cashews are one of the lowest-fiber nuts that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These include vitamins E, K, and B6, along with minerals like copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium, all of which are important for maintaining good bodily function.

Conclusion 

Ok, there you have it. I hope you find this recipe and the nutrition facts/benefits helpful. 

This avocado tomato salad is so delicious, in fact, I almost make them weekly. I never get tired of eating it. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals and loaded with tons of sulfur.

This salad makes the perfect healthy side dish, lunch, and snack. I am confident that you are going to feel great after eating this wholesome homemade avocado tomato salad.

If you decide to try out this recipe, please let me know how it turns out for you in the comments below.

If you have any questions, thoughts or concerns, please leave them in the comments below.

Comments

  1. Okay, this salad looks absolutely amazing. I am going to have to try it this weekend. I can impress my wife since I am not much of a cook, she will think this is awesome. I love all of the ingredients, and talk about healthy! Thank you so much for sharing this super yummy recipe. I will be back to explore your site and look for more great recipes.

    1. Author

      Hi Steve, you are welcome for the recipe. I am glad you enjoyed the article. I would really appreciated it if you could share with me how this avocado tomato salad turns out for you.

      Thank you for visiting and for your comment.
      I hope you have a great a day!
      Hong

  2. Hi Hong,
    This salad sounds amazing! I also love avocados because they are super healthy and they taste great too! I will definitely have to try your avocado tomato salad. It sounds like it’s really easy to make and doesn’t take long at all.

    Adam

    1. Author

      Hi Adam, this salad is so easy to make and delicious. Let me know how this recipe turns out for you!

      Fell free to contact me if you have any question. I am happy to assist.

      Thank you for your time and for your comment
      Have a great day!
      Hong

    1. Author

      Hello Michael72,

      Thank you for your comment. I hope you like the avocado mango salad recipe.

      Hong

  3. Your salad looks delicious and healthy. I like cashews, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers but never ate avocado. Is Sulfur really good for me? Can I use low fat dressing instead of avocado?

    1. Author

      Hello Roger,

      Thank you for visiting and for your comment.

      Yes, sulfur offers many health benefits. It is the third most abundant mineral in out body after calcium and phosphorus. Nearly half of sulfur is concentrated in our skin, muscle, and bones. It is a critical mineral that helps our body to detox, repair, and regenerate tissues. Sulfur offers numerous benefits. Feel free to check out organic sulfur benefits article for more information. You may choose to use low fat dressing.

      If you never had avocado before, it has a fleshy, oily, and creamy texture. It tastes buttery to some people. Avocado has a high good fat content, but it does not cause weight gain or health problems. In fact, it is actually one of the healthiest foods. The fat content helps us feel full and does not cause insulin spike. It is a wonderful alkalizing food that helps to neutralize the acidity in our body. If you have any question, please free feel to ask.

      Hong

  4. Wow really interesting – you’ve got my taste buds going just looking at the great pics ! Avocado and tomato are two of my favourite foods so I will definitely be trying out the recipe.

    1. Author

      Hello Mark,

      The avocado tomato salad was my very first recipe. It turned out so amazingly delicious. I would love to learn how this recipe turns out for you.

      Have fun and enjoy making and eating this tasty recipe.

      All the best,
      Hong

  5. Hi Hong, my eyes are attracted by the dish. It looks very tempting. Seem delicious. I have never thought that fruit can be treated as a dish. Besides avocado, can we also use other fruit like apple, Sunkist, grape … as a dish? Will I face the food poisoning risk if I simply mix the fruit with other ingredients?

    1. Author

      Hello Kalis,

      This avocado tomato salad is one of my favorite salads. It is so good that I even make it on a weekly basis. In the past, I didn’t avocado can be used as the main ingredient for a salad, but it certainly can. And once you try it out, I am sure you are going to love it.

      I’ve made the avocado and apple salad before, and it was good. I have never had the Sunkist or grape as a dish. I don’t think there is a risk of food poisoning if you simply just mix the fruit with other ingredients.

      I believe the most important thing to remember when it comes to food preparation is cleanliness. Wash hands and surfaces thoroughly, make sure the foods used to make a dish is fresh and clean, and that anything you use to prepare the food should be washed and cleaned before using, such as bowls, forks, cutting board, knife, and other kitchen items.

      If follow the instructions above, food poisoning is very unlikely.
      Hong

    1. Author

      Hello Angie,
      I love them too. In fact, I have another avocado recipe I will be putting together sometime next week. Be sure to check out my website regularly for new contents.
      Hong

  6. Hi Hong, I love tomato and avocado. Your post is very clear with instruction on how to make these recipes. I will definitely bookmark your page so I can come back in the future and make more comments.
    I have written couple of articles on healthy recipes topic as well. You are welcome to comment and leave your link on my blog:
    https://flamingsolutions.com/blogs/health/what-are-the-health-benefits-of-an-avocado

    Here is some ideas for breakfast: https://flamingsolutions.com/blogs/health/healthy-protein-breakfast

    Cheers:)

    1. Author

      Hello Kien,

      Thank you for visiting and for your comment. I love them too. In fact, I have another avocado recipe that I will put together sometime next week. I think it is so delicious and creamy. I hope you come back and check out the recipe in the future.

      I also checked out your website. Great article about avocado benefits. I love the avocado tool, it is so handy. I am tempted to get one for myself and for my friends.

      Thank you.
      Hong

  7. Hi Hong,
    This salad recipe looks yummy. I love avocados but been wanting to find more ways to eat them. I can’t wait to try this because it is so simple. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Author

      Hello Francine,
      Thank you. I hope you like and enjoy the salad as much as I do. Have fun making the salad 🙂

  8. I’m definitely going to try this recipe!!! I will try to downsize it since I’m only cooking for one, but should be able to pull it off. I love avocados and this salad looks great. And the detailed nutrition information is a big plus. Best wishes,

    Joe

    1. Author

      Hello Joe,
      You can halved or doubled the recipe accordingly. I hope you like this salad as much as I do.
      Thank you
      Hong

  9. I enjoyed reading your article on the “Easy Avocado Tomato Salad in 10 Minutes.” The information about sulfur we need for our health was interesting to know. I eat a great deal of cashew nuts (weekly) that are also high in sulfur content, so I suppose I am doing ok with my sulfur intake. However, I am eager to try your 10 minute salad recipe. It looks and sounds quite tasty. I look forward to seeing what is next.

    1. Author

      Hello Deborah,
      Thank you for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed reading my article. I hope you try the recipe and like it as much as I do. I am currently experimenting with another recipe, I can’t wait to get the ingredients and the ratio right, so I can share with all of you.

  10. Thanks for sharing this delish dish.
    I didn’t now that methionine had to come from diet or supplementation. So good to know.

    1. Author

      Hello Vince,

      Thank you for your comment. Methionine cannot be synthesized in our body and must be obtain from our diet or taking organic sulfur.

      Hong

  11. This recipe looks great, I love avocados too, and would like to try this some time. Thank you for the interesting info about the ingredients too! Great article, thank you.

    1. Author

      Hello Kristy,
      You are very welcome for the information. I hope you try it out and also enjoy it as much as I do.

  12. Thanks Hong, for this recipe! I had read your other article about sulfur, and did wonder what other foods can we get sulfur from? And what dishes to create it from?

    This recipe answered my questions! Plus, I love avocado. So it is a win-win!

    I also like how you provide the benefits of each ingredient. Very useful! I love it because I love knowing what benefits the food I eat provide.

    Thank you so much!

    1. Author

      Hello Timotheus,

      You are welcome. I am glad that I answered your questions. I will be putting up more sulfur rich food recipe articles in the next few weeks. So if you are interested, please feel free to check out my site regularly.

      I am very conscious when it comes to the foods I consume and what benefits they offer. I love doing research, learning new things every day, and also share it with all of you!

      Hong

  13. I’m so happy I came across this blog! Thank you so much Hong for sharing this article with us. I personally love avocado and I will definetely use this recipe in the future. Very helpful and informative. Good job!

    1. Author

      Hey Maria,

      Thank you for stopping by. I am glad you came to my blog and found the article helpful and informative. I hope you try it out and like it too.

      Hong

  14. Great looking recipe. I like the idea above of adding some apple cider vinegar to it.

    1. Author

      Hello tanya,
      I have never tried it with apple cider vinegar. I heard that it tastes great in this salad. I will have to try it out in the future.

  15. Wow the salad looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Thank you for the useful information I really enjoyed reading it. And the steps are very easy to follow.

    1. Author

      Hello Kay,
      Thank you for commenting. I am glad that you enjoyed reading my article and found the information useful. I hope you try out the avocado tomato salad and also like it as much as I do.

  16. I look at these dishes and right away I think healthy. This is one of the things that I regret growing up in the western world and that is there is no stress on eating healthy. And as a black man in the US it is most definitely hard to dig back into our culture and know about the healthy food that we ate. I envy you and other cultures who can go back into their roots and know how their past has brought them to where they are tod

    1. Author

      Hello Maurice,

      Thank you for commenting. I wasn’t alway eating healthy. I immigrated to this country at a young age and I soon become adapted to the western world. I ate the typical American diet, and thought it was healthy.

      After I graduated from nursing school, my poor diet and the stress level really caught up to me. I started having health problems. And I didn’t want to just pop a pill everyday to cover up my symptoms. I wanted to take control of my health. Then I started researching and reading as much as I can about health related topics.

      I became aware that the food we consume plays an important role to our health. Soon, I started searching for healthy easy food recipes, in fact, I have lots of fun doing so. I find my own easy recipes much more delicious and healthier than any pre packaged foods or the western diet. Ever since I started eating healthy, my health is in a much better state than ever before.

  17. Hi Hong,
    I’ll eat just about anything with avocado in it, so this is perfect! Thanks for putting the health benefits of each ingredient after the recipe as well. I’m not sure if someone mentioned this already in all of the comments, but one of my favorite high-sulfur snacks (at least I’m pretty sure it has a decent amount) is a halved avocado baked with an egg inside. Have you ever tried it? I also got a little sidetracked with looking up the whole cilantro/coriander thing haha. Thanks for the recipe!
    Jason

    1. Author

      Hello Jason,
      Thank for stopping by. You are very welcome for the recipe. And you are right, eggs are great source of protein and also high in sulfur. The yolks are particularly rich in sulfur. I like your recipe too. The halved avocado baked with an egg inside sounds so delicious. I will definitely try this out sometime. In fact, I have been experimenting with an avocado egg salad recently; I am so close getting the right ingredients and the ratio. Once I have it figure out, I will be writing an article about it. If you interested, be sure to check out my site regularly for the latest posts.

  18. I love that this recipe is easy, and I love, love, love avocados. I will definitely add this to my meal rotation. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Author

      Hello Claudette,
      I love avocados as well. It is one of my favorite foods. Let me know how you like this recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

  19. You have managed to get all of my favourite things in one salad recipe. I will be bookmarking this and making it later. Thanks for all the health information too. I knew I liked these things but didn’t realise they were all so good for you.

    1. Author

      Hello Karen,
      You are very welcome for the information. This salad is packed with vitamins, nutrients, and also my favorite mineral, sulfur. I am sure you are going to feel great after consuming this healthy and delicious salad. I hope you like it as much as I do.

  20. Nice looking salad, unfortunately because of what I have wrong with me I cannot eat nearly any of it. Tomatoes is the only fruit I can have. I did used to like Avocados but haven’t tried one in ages. One is always a waste as you can’t put half aside for the next day.

    1. Author

      Hello Neil,
      I am sorry that you can’t have most of the ingredients I listed in this recipe. My solution to keep the other half of avocado fresh is to store in a clean small sized airtight container with a piece of a cut up onion. I cover the container with a lid and store it in the fridge. This method works really well for me. I believe the reason why using a piece of cut up onion works well is likely due to onion’s sulfur compound, this sulfur compound is also used as a preservative.

  21. Hi and thank you for this insightful post. I too am a fan of avacados, both for their heavenly taste and wonderful nutrient content. To be honest I had never thought about including them in a salad such as this one. It is truly an excellent idea and I cannot wait to try this out next time I am at the store.

    1. Author

      Hello Peter,
      You are very welcome. I love this salad, it is one of my favorite foods. Let me know how this recipe turns out for you. I hope you love it as much as I do.

  22. Hi Hong, thanks for sharing this healthy salad recipe. I like salad and it looks very similar to the salad in my country, called ‘Acar’. But yours is definately much more healthy ;). May I know how long can I keep the salad?

    1. Author

      Hello Kwah Choon Hiong,
      Thank you for stopping by. You are very welcome for the recipe. I have stored the salad in the fridge up to 8 hours one time, and the avocado was still green and creamy, it didn’t turn brown, I believe it’s due to lemon juice, but the salad did become a bit watery. I believe the wateriness is likely coming from the cucumber, tomato and onion. The salad still tasted ok though, but of course not as good as when eating it right after you make it. So I recommend that you store the salad for 2 hours and maximum of 4 hours without diminishing the freshness of the salad.

  23. I LOVE Avocado and am always looking for new recipes where I can incorporate it. However, I’m not the biggest fan of tomatoes but I still want to add something to it so the salad is complete. What alternatives to tomatoes would you suggest?

  24. Hi Hong, I like the recipe, it seems very simple and rich with valuable nutrients and vitamins. I motivated to make it. I also have been following you and very interested in all information regarding sulfur. So far, I’ve been taken it for almost two weeks and I can see the differences in my energy level. Thanks for all these tips!

    1. Author

      Hey Olina,

      You are very welcome. I am glad you like the recipe. This recipe is so easy to make, and best of all, it is so healthy and delicious. And thank you for following me and I am happy that organic sulfur is benefiting you.

  25. Hi Hong,
    Wow I was talking to my husband the other day about eating something healthy but didn’t know where to start. Just by looking at your recipe and the salad it made my mouth watered. Looks delicious and simple enough to make.

    I use to cook but because I work such long hours. This is the best recipe to make in minutes. It’s lite and refreshing it’s not too full to eat on the run. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Author

      Hello Kelyee,
      I hear you, I work long hours too, and I always try to look for simple and healthy recipes. I used to eat out a lot, and I realized that it is not always the healthiest thing to do, and I don’t this anymore after I started making my own food. Now I am all about making my own dish. That way I can control exactly what goes into my food, and I feel better and healthier that way. Let me know how this recipe turns out for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

  26. I really like avacado and cashews. My trainer suggested that I should I eat foods which are high in sulfur during my bulking period. I think this recipe looks delicious and I will definitely try it.

    1. Author

      Hey Furkan,
      Consuming foods high in sulfur will help to boost your ability to heal and bounce back from exercise and reduce muscle damage and increase endurance. I hope you like this recipe.

  27. Wow! This recipe looks very yummy. Have you tried adding a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to it? One of my favorite things to eat is English cucumber with a hand made dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and apple cider vinegar. it is so delicious. Apple cider vinegar has health benefits as well. I also use avocado on sandwiches instead of mayo and it is good too. Avocado is an amazing food.
    Thank you for the recipe! Ill have to make it next summer.

    1. Author

      Hello Missy,
      I have never tried this salad with apple cider vinegar before. But I do use it for detoxification purposes. I will definitely give it a try next time, it does sound good too. I have also never had avocado on a sandwich; I will also try that out as well. Thank you for your tips.

    2. Author

      Hello Missy,
      I have never tried this salad with apple cider vinegar before. But I do use it for detoxification purposes. I will definitely give it a try next time, it sounds really good. I have also never had avocado on sandwiches; I will try this out as well. Thank you for your tips.

  28. Hi, great recipe. I follow a plant based diet and I’m always on the lookout for something new to try, especially at work and lunchtime. This looks absolutely awesome and can’t wait to try it out tomorrow.
    Keep up the great work.

    1. Author

      Hello Mark,
      Thank you for the kind words. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Ever since I made this for the first time, now my husband and I are both hooked. It is so easy to make and only takes few minutes, and best of all, it is so tasty.

  29. Great website Hong. Thanks for sharing all those very yummy looking, and most importantly, healthy recipes. I was reading your “about me” page and I totally agree with you. We could keep ourselves very healthy by using only what Nature has given us, but we know why we are bombarded with mainstream medicines.

    I have never heard of organic sulfur, but I will read your article more closely as I am interested in everything organic.

    I hope that you have more articles like that to come Hong.

    Best wishes and keep healthy.

    John ツ

    1. Author

      Hello John,

      Thank you John for the kind words. You are very welcome on the food recipe. Yes, Mother Nature has everything we need to stay well. When we give our bodies the right food, we can heal naturally.

      Sulfur is the third most abundant mineral in our body after calcium and phosphorus and it is absolutely essential for the proper functioning of our body. In fact, nearly half of sulfur is concentrated in our skin, bone and muscle. You can check out my other articles for more detailed information about the importance of sulfur. I will be writing more articles in the future. In fact I try to write at least one article per week.

      Thank you so much! Wish you the best as well.
      Hong

  30. This looks so simple and delicious, I will try it for lunch tomorrow, I have 2 ripe avocados waiting for me in the fridge.

    I really love that you added the nutritional benefits, very informational!

    1. Author

      hello Johan,
      Thank you for commenting. I am glad that you found the article informational. This recipe is so simple and delicious, and I hope you like it as much as I do. Let me know how it turns out for you!

  31. Hi there! First time on your site, but I’ll definitely be back to learn more about why we need sulfur in our diets! This recipe sounds absolutely delicious. I love avocado so this is perfect. I’ll definitely be trying this at home sometime soon!

    1. Author

      Hey Jasmine,
      Thank you for visiting my site. Feel free to check out my other articles about organic sulfur. Let me know how this salad turns out for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

  32. I found your article great and your wisdom of avocados refreshing! I had no idea that avocados had Sulfur in them! Also I make something similar to this but minus the tomatoes and use apple cider vinegar and garlic. I love to use food as medicine too. Thanks again for the great info.

    1. Author

      Hello Colleen,
      I am glad you like my article. Yes, avocado has a lot of sulfur in it. I have never tried any salad with apple cider vinegar. But I have been mixing it with water to help detoxify my body. I love exploring and trying out new things. So I will be trying it out the in the future. I agree with you using food as medicine. It fact, food really is medicine, good nutrition and what we put into our body is the foundation for good health.

    2. Author

      Hello Colleen,
      I am glad you like my article. Yes, avocado has a lot of sulfur in it. I have never tried any salad with apple cider vinegar. But I have been mixing it with water to help detoxify my body. I love exploring and trying out new things. So I will be trying it out the in the future. I agree with you using food as medicine. It fact, food really is medicine, good nutrition and what we put into our body is the foundation for good health.

  33. Hong,
    Once again you’ve made my mouth water at work. I’ll be stopping by the market on my way home for these ingredients.
    Thanks again,
    Mike

    1. Author

      Hello Mike,
      You are very welcome. Feel free to leave me a message in the comment box on how this recipe turns out for you. I hope you love in as much as I do.

  34. Both Avocado and Tomato are my favorite veggies..I would surely try this salad recipe. I have one question though, guess you can help. Whenever I use half of avocado and store the half, the stored avocado gets brown and do not taste good. How to keep it fresh?

    1. Author

      Hello Demi,

      Thank you for commenting. I love avocado, it is so delicious and goes well with anything. I used to have problem with the leftover avocado, and no matter what I did, it would always turn brown.

      I have tried putting lemon and lime juice on the avocado, and this only made the leftover avocado slimy and it still turned brown.

      I have also tried putting a plastic food wrap to limit the exposure of avocado to air, and that didn’t really work either.

      So my solution to keep a cut avocado green and fresh is to store in a clean small sized airtight container with a piece of a cut up onion. I cover the container with a lid and store it in the fridge. This method works really well. I believe the reason why using a piece of cut up onion works well is likely due to onion’s sulfur compound, this sulfur compound is also used as a preservative.

      Feel free to try out this method and please let me know if it works for you.

      Best regards,
      Hong

  35. Thank you as well Hong. I learned about organic sulfur from someone who referrers to himself as”Mr. Oxygen” AKA Ed Mccabb. He explains the concept of flooding the body with oxygen as a way to prevent and heal the body from cancer and other degenerative diseases.

    1. Author

      You are very welcome. I learned about organic sulfur when someone told me about it. He said that it has helped him with so many health problems. I finally decided to give it a try, and now my family and I are so in love with this wonderful mineral. We have experienced a dramatic positive health changes with this mineral. Thank you for sharing your experience of taking sulfur. I am trying to use my website to get as people informed as possible.

  36. That salad looks very good. I am intrigued to the idea of sulfur and will be looking through the rest of your site and posts to learn more about the health benefits. I do love avocado for sure!
    I am allergic to medications that are sulfur based, do you have any clue to the difference between sulfur in foods and meds? Or a blog post you could direct me too?

    Thank you for the recipe and information

    1. Author

      Hello Denee,

      Thank you for the comment. I hope you get to try the recipe out. I am sure you are going to like it.

      There’s quite a bit of confusion about the difference between sulfur compounds because their names sound very similar. Our body has sulfur.So it is virtually impossible to be allergic to sulfur. In fact, nearly half of sulfur is concentrated in our skin, muscle and bones; and we can live without it.

      It is safe to take organic sulfur and consume foods high in sulfur content even if you have sulfa drug or sulfite allergy. Organic sulfur is an entirely different product from sulfa drugs or sulfites. Many people are confused by them. The allergy-causing compounds in sulfa drugs or sulfites bear no resemblance structurally or functionally to organic sulfur and sulfur food in foods.

      Organic sulfur is a nutrient. Sulfa drugs are also known as sulfonamides, which do not occur naturally and are used as antibiotics. Sulfonamides are not usually allergenic by themselves, but when a sulfonamide molecule is metabolized in the body, it can bind to proteins, and thus forming a larger molecule that can serve as an allergen and cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals.

      I have written an article that explains sulfur allergy in detail. I hope it will clear up some of the confusion.

      I hope I answered your question. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to leave me a message or send me an email. And I will get back to you as soon as possible.

      Best regards,
      Hong

  37. Wow – that looks incredible! I’m always looking for simple healthy recipes that won’t take too much work to prepare, and this one looks amazing. I’m actually thinking perhaps I’d even toss all that in a big wrap with some boiled eggs or some rotisserie chicken… mmm!
    Does it last? As in, how are leftovers? Does it brown really fast, or does the lemon juice work a little magic? Wondering if I could take this for lunch on day 2…

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      Hello Marlanine,

      This salad is so simple and easy, and best of all, it is so sulfur rich, delicious and healthy. I like your idea of putting all the salad in a wrap with some boiled eggs and rotisserie’s chicken. That does sound delicious, yum!

      The lemon juice prevents the avocados from turning brown. Lemon juice is sort of like antioxidant for the avocados. You can eat the salad in one setting, or store it in the fridge.

      I have stored the recipe in the fridge for up to 8 hours one time, and the avocado still was green and creamy, it didn’t turn brown, but the salad did become a bit watery. I believe the wateriness is likely coming from the cucumber, tomato and onion. It still tasted ok though, but of course not as good as when eating it right after it is made. So I recommend that you store the salad up to 2 hours and maximum of 4 hours without diminishing the freshness of the salad.

  38. Hi Hong,

    Great recipe. I’m going to print it out for myself and also link it in the recommended section of my site if you don’t mind. By the way, I am a big fan of organic sulfur. I take 2 two scoops of of crystallized organic sulfur a day and have been doing so for several years now. I love it.

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      Hello Brad,

      Thank you for your comment. Feel free to print it out or share on your site. I am happy to hear that organic sulfur is benefiting you. I have been taking it for about a year and a half now. My whole family is also taking it. My family and I have experienced lots of benefits from this mineral. It is amazing how something as simple as a mineral can have such dramatic impact on one’s health.

  39. Oh, I LOVE avocado and their sulfur content just gives me more reason to love them. This salad looks delicious, too – it’s fun to treat avocado like a legit ingredient of its own and not just the base for guacamole. I’ve never had it with cashews and will have to try it!

    1. Author

      Hello Penelope,

      Same here, I didn’t know avocado has such high sulfur containing content. I love avocados, but now that I know it is loaded with sulfur. I am incorporating more avocados in my diet along with taking gold standard organic sulfur to increase my sulfur level in the body. I think adding cashew to the salad makes it taste even better, but you can also try walnuts, almonds, or any other nuts you prefer.

  40. I absolutely love avocados and had been looking for a recipe to spice them up a bit. I bought a large bunch from Sams and just wanted unique ways to use them. This recipe is perfect! I did not think to use them for an avocado salad. I mean I have put them in salads before, just not as the main ingredient. I cannot eat nuts though. Do you think removing the nuts is going to change the flavor too much or will it still be delicious? And does the lemon juice help keep the avocados from turning brown should I not eat it all in one serving?

    1. Author

      Hey Matts Mom,

      Removing the nuts from the recipe will not alter the flavor too much. The reason I incorporate nuts into my recipe is because my husband and I both love cashews. And we love it in our salad.

      Yes, lemon juice prevents the avocados from turning brown. Lemon juice is sort of like antioxidant for the avocados. You can eat the salad in one setting, or store it in the fridge up to 2 hours.

      I have stored the recipe in the fridge for up to 8 hours one time, and salad became a bit watery. I believe the wateriness is likely coming from the cucumber, tomato and onion. It still tasted ok though, but of course not as good as when you eat it fresh. So I recommend that you store the salad up to 2 hours without diminishing the freshness of the salad.

  41. It seems very easy to make. I will definitely try it but I have a problem: whenever I shop for avocados most of the times I don’t get the good avocados. Since you have been cooking this for some time can you tell me the best ways to select the best avocado for the perfect salad?

    1. Author

      Hello Dira,

      Thank you for stopping by. This avocado tomato salad recipe is so easy to make, anyone can make it. It is that easy and simple. I am not very good at cooking, and ever since I made this salad, my husband and I are now hooked.

      When choosing the perfect avocado for your salad, it is important that you pay attention to the avocado’s color and how it feels when you squeeze them.

      In term of the avocado’s color, ripe avocados are typically a dark, almost black color with hints of green when they’re ripe. If you are going to use the avocado right away, choose one that is dark. And if you plan to use one in a couple of days, it is a good idea to choose the one that’s greener.

      Another way to make sure you are buying avocado that’s perfectly green and creamy on the inside and free from ugly brown spots is to check under the stem. This part of the avocado holds a sneak peak for what’s going on under the skin. Peel back the small stem or cap at the top of the avocado. If it comes away easily and you find green underneath, then you’ve got a good avocado that’s ripe and ready to eat.

      On the other hand, if you peel back the stem and find brown underneath, and you’re likely to find brown spots inside the fruit, then the avocado is overripe. And, if the stem doesn’t come off, the fruit is not yet ripe enough to eat.

      You can also gently squeeze the avocado to determine its ripeness. A ripe avocado should yield to firm, gentle pressure, but shouldn’t feel overly soft or mushy.

      If an avocado feels firm or hard, it isn’t ripe yet. It would be a good idea to purchase it only if you plan to use it several days in the future.

      If an avocado feels soft, it’s overripe so you should avoid it.

      Just keep in mind, the harder or firmer that an avocado is, and the longer that it will likely take for it to ripen.

      My suggestion for you is if you are planning to buy several avocados, it’s a good idea to choose them at various stages of ripeness. That way, you’ll have some that you can use right way, some that you can use in a couple of days, and some that you can use in five to six days in the future.

      I hope I answered your question. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to leave me a message or send me an email. And I will get back to you as soon as possible.
      Hong

      1. With this very detailed explanation I can never go wrong with avocados anymore. I think I know what I’m doing wrong, I’m not paying attention to the stem. Thank you so much for your explanations!

  42. This looks delicious! Here I was wondering what to have for lunch and you’ve solved my problem. Thanks for sharing such a simple recipe, I am not very good at cooking either so this is going to come in very handy!

    1. Author

      Hello Shirley,
      I am glad I can help. This recipe is so easy to make, anyone can make it. Enjoy your salad.

  43. Hi, Hong, that is a great salad it is very similar to a salad that I have had in Ukraine. But instead of the lemon they use balsamic vinegar, I will have to try it with lemon next time. Great recipe sulfur girl

    1. Author

      Hello Rodney,
      Thank you for commenting. I have never tried balsamic vinegar; I will give it a try on my future salad. Let me know how well this recipe turns out for you.

    2. Hi Hong you really messed my senses with the recipe I will have to share this link with my wife. we could be joining you and your hubby on the addiction. One more thing, Thank you for the nutritional advice on various foods. Blessings

      1. Author

        Hello Mutai,

        Feel free to join us on the addition. You are being warned, once you start eating this delicious salad, it is going to be hard to get off the addiction. I hope you and your wife like the salad as much as we do. And you are very welcome for the nutrional advice.

        Hong

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