Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Tartar
Avocado Heirloom Tomato Tartar

Besides being some of the richest sources of monounsaturated (healthy) fats in the world, avocados are also one of the better sources of B vitamins, such as niacin, which assist your body in building and repairing DNA. From “Nourish and Glow,” by Jules Aron Serves 4 to 6

For the avocado layer:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ small jalapeño pepper, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium Hass avocados, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 cup peeled and finely diced cucumber

For the tomato layer:

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups finely diced heirloom tomato
  • 4 to 6 fresh basil leaves, for garnish  

To make the avocado layer:

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

To make the tomato layer:

  1. Stir together the olive oil, lemon juice, mint, and basil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Gently fold in the tomato.
  2. Mound the avocado layer in the center of individual plates and top with a layer of the tomato mixture. Garnish each with a fresh basil leaf.
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