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Avocado & Tomato Salad


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6

– Chilled Cherry Tomatoes (cut in half)

– 3-4 Ripe Avocados (sliced/dice)

– 1 Red Onion (optional)

– Juice from Half a Lemon

– Olive Oil

– Handful of Chopped Cilantro (some use ~1/4 cup finely chopped Parsley)

– Pepper (if desired, to taste)


Wash chilled tomatoes, cut in half.

Slice/Dice peeled avocadoes.

Wash and chop cilantro/parsley.

Wash and cut onion if desired.

Toss together in a bowl, squeeze half lemon on top, add pepper to taste and drizzle with olive oil.

Enjoy! :)

This is an easy, delicious summer side!! Great for a side dish at a barbecue or an easy week night salad.You can also swap the Cilantro for Basil, add some Feta Cheese or Mozzarella and Cucumber for a Mediterranean twist!





Recipe Review: Stuffed Green Peppers


Recipe Review: Stuffed Green Peppers
Recipe credit: (with slight modification) Stats: Prep time- 10 mins, Cook time- 55 mins, Yield- 4 servings
  • 4 green peppers
  • 6 medium fresh tomatoes (peeled & chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 3 celery ribs (diced)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (8oz) of tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (or you could do sausage, ground turkey, shredded chicken)
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or cheddar)
  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine tomatoes, onions, celery, tomato sauce, water, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer 10-15 mins. Meanwhile, cut tops off of green peppers & remove seeds. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine ground beef & basil. In a large skillet, saute beef until browned. Dran off excess fat & then Combine with above tomato mixture. Fill peppers with beef & tomato mixture.
  5. Place peppers open side up in a medium baking dish. Bake covered for 25-35 mins. Sprinkle cheese on top & then bake another 10-15 mins (until heated through & cheese is melted & bubbly.)
  6. ENJOY!!!

Review: This recipe was simple & delicious. I am into recipes that add variety to the weekly routine, but also utilize COMMON ingredients! This recipe has been a HIT every time I have made it. It is also reasonable & a recipe that you can modify to fit what you have in your pantry/ fridge. Meat can be of various sorts, as well as the vegetables/ seasonings you use! (For example, if you prefer garlic– use instead of basil.) I would highly recommend this recipe for its speed, simplicity & pure deliciousness. Happy cooking!