Avocado Salad with Blueberries, Grape Tomatoes, and Shaved Ham

Inspiration: I recently ran across a recipe for a blueberry avocado salsa that was unlike any salsa that I’d ever seen. I filed it away somewhere in the back of my mind, and I think it inspired this blueberry avocado salad that I first served with chicken cordon bleu and pina coladas. B originally gave me the side eye when I was planning this one, but in the end, both of us loved it more than nearly any side dish that we’ve ever made!

What we Loved: If you’re looking for something a little different for a summery, island-y recipe, than this salad really is the perfect option. B and I absolutely loved it, and I’ve made it twice in one week, which says a lot around our house! It’s a wonderful, cool blend of creamy, sweet, and salty flavors. I particularly adored how well the sweet tang of the blueberries and the salty, savory ham paired with the rest of the flavors in the dish, and B immediately listed this as something that we need to make all of the time from now on throughout the summer.

Helpful Hints: We ate this as a side dish to chicken cordon bleu the first time around, but the second time that I made this, I made a little extra and we ate it as a main course for a light supper. Both ways were fantastic! Just make sure to serve this alongside a pina colada (it’s a must!) and to use plenty of Kosher salt (I just love the flavor that it gives to avocado!).

Avocado Salad with Blueberries, Grape Tomatoes, and Shaved Ham
Source: Original recipe

1 avocado, diced
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1/2 pint blueberries
1/8 lb shaved ham
Handful cilantro, chopped
Juice from 1/2 small lime
Kosher salt and black pepper

1. Gently mix the avocado, tomatoes, blueberries, ham, cilantro, and lime juice together in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill before serving.


3 thoughts on “Avocado Salad with Blueberries, Grape Tomatoes, and Shaved Ham

  1. Now this is a perfect salad for a certain weekend dinner on this summer season. Awesome Avocado Salad with Blueberries, Grape Tomatoes, and Shaved Ham recipe. Thanks for sharing. If you wont mind I’d love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it’s all set, Thanks!

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