Here’s a Simple Avocado Salad with the most delicious Japanese-style, Ponzu Dressing. Healthy, vegan and delicious, this salad can be made in 15 minutes!

Avocado Salad with Japanese-style Ponzu Dressing- simple, delicious and vegan! #avocadosalad

One of my favorite things about spending the winter down here in Santa Barbara is all the avocados! They are everywhere. So many varieties and sizes fill the booths at the farmers market (which so far, even with the quarantine, is still going here).

This Avocado salad at first seemed very “luxurious” to me. Now it feels normal! Apparently one can get accustomed to extravagance pretty easily. 🙂  If I stop and try to justify it, the salad really only requires 3 avocados. And this recipe serves 6, so it’s not all that extravagant – although Brian and I do manage to make it serve two. There’s that. 😉

Avocado Salad with Japanese-style Ponzu Dressing- simple, delicious and vegan! #avocadosalad

Start with perfectly ripe avocados.

Avocado Salad with Japanese-style Ponzu Dressing- simple, delicious and vegan! #avocadosalad

Halve them and scoop out the flesh with a large spoon, then halve them once more.

Avocado Salad with Japanese-style Ponzu Dressing- simple, delicious and vegan! #avocadosalad

Make the flavorful Ponzu Dressing.

Avocado Salad with Japanese-style Ponzu Dressing- simple, delicious and vegan! #avocadosalad

Place the avocados in a bowl and season with salt and pepper before drizzling the dressing over top.

Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

Avocado Salad with Japanese-style Ponzu Dressing- simple, delicious and vegan! #avocadosalad

Add sprouts if you like. And there you have it- probably the easiest salad you’ll ever make. 😉

Avocado Salad with Japanese-style Ponzu Dressing- simple, delicious and vegan! #avocadosalad

I hope you like this Simple Avocado Salad with Ponzu Dressing as much as we have- let us know in the comments below!

xoxo

 

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Simple Avocado Salad with Ponzu Dressing

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: salad, vegan, appetizer
  • Method: assembled
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Simple Avocado Salad with Japanese-style Ponzu Dressing- simple, delicious and vegan!


Ingredients

Scale

Ponzu Dressing: 

Avocado Salad 

  • 3 perfectly ripe avocados, halved
  • 2 scallions
  • salt and pepper
  • optional additions: sunflower sprouts, hemp seeds, cilantro, nasturtiums, more sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Place Ponzu dressing ingredients in a small bowl and stir.
  2. Cut avocados in half. Remove pits. Using a large spoon, carefully scoop out the halved avocado from the skin. Cut in half again and place in serving bowl or on a serving platter, repeating with all the halves. Once avocados are placed to your liking, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and spoon or pour the Ponzu dressing over top.
  3. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions.
  4. Feel free to embellish with sprouts, seeds, herbs, edible flowers, etc.
  5. Serve immediately.

Notes

Serve this as a side salad or as an appetizer.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: ½ an avocado with dressing
  • Calories: 229
  • Sugar: 2.2 g
  • Sodium: 217.8 mg
  • Fat: 20.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.6 g
  • Fiber: 7.9 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Avocado salad, ponzu dressing, authentic ponzu dressing, Japanese ponzu dressing, easy avocado salad, vegan avocado salad

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  1. Had a gettimg close to overripe avocado and used it to make this for a 5 min lunch. Love a good reason to use ponzu and this was the best so far. Love it.

  2. I loved how simple this salad was- but the flavors wer so delicious. We have an avocado tree in our yard- so always looking for ways to serve them up. Your Guacamole is good too!

  3. So simple and so delicious! Just a wonderful combination that I never would have thought of! Thank you for the perfect salad to go along with the lettuce wraps I made!

  4. Loved this PONZU Avocado recipe!
    Just made it on one avocado – and couldn’t stop eating the whole thing.
    DEEELISHUS .

    1. Hi Lynn, all Ponzu Sauces are different, so it would be hard for me to say without tasting it.

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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