Recipe | Fresh Veggie Salad

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June 26, 2012 by chelsielopez

This salad is always a crowd pleaser- even those who aren’t huge veggie eaters (I think the cheese helps) 🙂 When my husband and I lived in Costa Rica, we were constantly looking for fresh new ways to prepare the same vegetables.

Ingredients:
4-5 Roma tomatoes (you can use any tomatoes; I use Romas because I think they have the most flavor)
1 Cucumber
1-2 Peppers-any color (amount depends on your taste)
1 Medium-ripe avocado (yields slight to gentle pressure, but does not indent when touched)
1 1/2 cups queso fresco (can be purchased in most any grocery store)
1-2 limes (depending on your taste)
1/2 bushel of cilantro

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Chop tomatoes and cucumbers into squares, making sure to cut out the tomato’s seeds and “goo” (endocarp). See photo below.

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Next, slice a ripe- but not too ripe- avocado in half, peel off the skin and cut it into cubes as well.

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Next, cube the queso fresco.

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Next, cut your pepper and any other vegetables you’d like to add.

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Next, squeeze in the fresh lime juice. I prefer to cut a lime into eighths and squeeze each one individually. You can also use a lime/lemon squeezer.

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Then, mince your cilantro.

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Add the cilantro to your salad and gently stir everything together until each piece is covered in lime juice and chopped cilantro.

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That’s it! Enjoy!!!

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