Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Avocado and Tomato Salad With Sunflower Seeds

11 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 9 Comments

I have some big, exciting news! For the next few months I’ll be working with the California Avocado Commission and posting at least 1 avocado idea a month now through October.

However, when someone sends you this many avocados how do you not eat them every day?


So even though I’m only required to post one recipe a month you may be bombarded with more because I blog what I’m eating, and I’m going to be eating a LOT of avocados.

Avocado Tomato Salad with Sunflower SeedsThe day I got the case there was one more ripe than the others so I decided to whip up a salad with what I had on hand and it was DELICIOUS! Have you ever paired sunflower seeds with avocados? What a great combo!

Here’s what I did…

  • 1/2 avocado, cubed
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half (150g)
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seed kernels
  • juice from 1 lime (~1/2 oz)
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (21g)
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro (fresh would be great but I didn’t have any)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Put everything in a bowl and toss until well combined.

Avocado and Tomato Salad with Sunflower Seeds

Don’t you just love easy recipes?

Oh! and the kids? Well, this is Ryan’s reaction to anything with avocado in it.

kid who hates avocado

Evan, however will still eat it straight up in chunks. The kid, in his short life, has already consumed more avocados than I have in my 38 years. Click here to see him pound the stuff as a baby.

Calories are high in this but it’s quite filling as a meal. I’ve increased my fat intake a bit and I am noticing it really does help me feel fuller longer.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
415 30g 12g old: 10 new: 11
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
15g 4g 32g 10g

See other recipes using: avocado, sunflower seeds, tomato

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    March 27, 2015

    I'm so excited to see what you come up with! I'm just learning to tolerate avocado and I am hoping by the end of summer that I will actually LIKE them. Such a beautiful fruit and full of so many good things. I'd probably make the Ryan face, though if I tried the salad right now. Baby steps. :D


      March 27, 2015

      You'll get there. I can't believe I am now eating things like this now. A few years ago I would have made that same face Ryan is. lol


    March 27, 2015

    Count me in on making the same face as a Ryan just a few short months ago. However I've recently jumped on the avocado bandwagon myself so I'm excited to see what you come up with!! Can't wait to try this one!!


    March 27, 2015

    I can't get enough Avo recipies -- especially the easy ones!

    Melanie Deardorff

    March 28, 2015

    I have the ingredients for your avocado/tomato salad and will be making that today. (Look for a tweet from me after I try it!) Wondering if you have any handy tips for keeping avocados fresh when you only eat half. I've tried spraying olive oil on the "saved" half and sticking in a snack-sized, Ziploc bag -- that kinda works. I saw a cool "cover" thingee that you slip over the avocado half to keep it fresh. But it was mentioned in a magazine and I didn't take time to buy it. I also heard leaving the seed in helps. Let me know if you have any tips, because as much as I'd love to eat the whole avocado -- I often make myself save half for another meal. Looking forward to more avocado recipes, Roni!


    April 1, 2015

    Ha ha ha very funny Ryan's picture. However salads are very healthy and I like very much. I have never tried this combination with avocado .


    April 25, 2015

    How do you get the WW points of 2/3? Is that for 1/4 the recipe? Thank you


      April 27, 2015

      Oh my! Total typo! I even forgot to apply my categories so thanks for pointing it out!!


    June 3, 2015

    I tried this and it was delicious for lunch. I used a whole avocado because the one I had was small. Thanks for these EASY ideas!