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Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Tartare

Jules Aron

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Cocktail Photos: @peppermint.wind.beauty

Photo of Jules: @cocopropshop

Food Photos: @papphoto

This simplified tartare recipe makes avocado the star. Diced finely with cucumbers, cilantro and jalapeño, and topped with juicy heirloom tomatoes, this spicy dish is festive and nourishing.

 

Serves 4-6

 

INGREDIENTS

 

Avocado Layer

2 medium Hass avocados, peeled and finely diced

1 cup cucumber, peeled and finely diced

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp chopped cilantro

½ small jalapeño, minced

Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

 

Tomato Layer

2 cups heirloom tomatoes, finely diced

1 tbsp mint, finely chopped

1 tbsp basil, finely chopped

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

 

METHOD

 

Avocado Layer

In a medium bowl, stir the olive oil with the lemon juice, cilantro and jalapeño. Season with salt and pepper. Gently fold in the avocados and cucumber.

 

Tomato Layer

In a medium bowl, stir the olive oil with the lemon juice, mint and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Gently fold in the tomatoes. Mound the avocado layer in the center of the plates and top with a layer of tomato salsa.

 

Garnish with a fresh basil leaf.

 

Jules Aron is an Integrative Nutrition Coach, Natural Beauty Advocate, Green Lifestyle Expert and author of four cookbooks, passionate about creating revitalizing, beautifying and guilt-free plant-based recipes that support well-being within and without.

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