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Tomato Avocado Cucumber and Maui Onion Salad

 
Tomato Avocado Cucumber and Maui Onion Salad
Image © Foodie Crush
 
One serving costs about $0

$0.00 per serving

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This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:5%

Spoonacular Score: 5%

 

Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  english cucumber
english cucumber
2
2  avocados
avocados
8
8  cocktail tomatoes
cocktail tomatoes
0.25
0.25  maui onion
maui onion
1
1  jalapeno
jalapeno
1 cup
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
fresh cilantro leaves
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps canola oil
canola oil
0.25
0.25  lime (juice)
lime (juice)
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps chile powder
chile powder
1 pinch
1 pinch sugar
sugar
some
some black kosher salt
black kosher salt
1  english cucumber
1
english cucumber
2  avocados
2
avocados
8  cocktail tomatoes
8
cocktail tomatoes
0.25  maui onion
0.25
maui onion
1  jalapeno
1
jalapeno
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 cup
fresh cilantro leaves
2 Tbsps canola oil
2 Tbsps
canola oil
0.25  lime (juice)
0.25
lime (juice)
0.25 tsps chile powder
0.25 tsps
chile powder
1 pinch sugar
1 pinch
sugar
some black kosher salt
some
black kosher salt

Equipment

bowl
bowl
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Foodie Crush

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.96
Ingredient
1 english cucumber
2 avocados
8 cocktail tomatoes
1/4 maui onion
1 jalapeno
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 lime (juice)
1/4 teaspoon chile powder
Price
$0.72
$3.00
$1.21
$0.24
$0.06
$0.53
$0.08
$0.06
$0.02
$5.92

Tips

Health Tips

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Price Tips

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

Cooking Tips

  • You do not have to remove the seeds from a cucumber. In fact, the seeds are probably the most nutritious part! As for the skin, you should probably peel cucumbers (unless you like the skin and know the cucumber has not been waxed).

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

  • The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
496 Calories
6g Protein
43g Total Fat
27g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
496
25%

Fat
43g
68%

  Saturated Fat
5g
33%

Carbohydrates
27g
9%

  Sugar
8g
9%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
132mg
6%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
6g
12%

Vitamin K
91µg
87%

Vitamin C
53mg
65%

Fiber
15g
64%

Folate
209µg
52%

Vitamin E
7mg
51%

Potassium
1444mg
41%

Vitamin B6
0.75mg
37%

Vitamin B5
3mg
34%

Copper
0.59mg
29%

Vitamin A
1425IU
29%

Manganese
0.54mg
27%

Magnesium
89mg
22%

Vitamin B3
4mg
21%

Vitamin B2
0.34mg
20%

Phosphorus
173mg
17%

Vitamin B1
0.23mg
15%

Iron
2mg
12%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Calcium
68mg
7%

Selenium
1µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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