Grilled Vidalia Onion, Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Looking for a quick and healthy on the go meal this season? Try the perfect summer salad! Grilled Vidalia sweet onions, avocados, and heirloom tomatoes make this simple salad wonderfully delicious and healthy. Recipe and photography by Jodi Danen of Create Kids Club.

  • 2 medium Vidalia onions
  • 2 avocados, sliced in half
  • 1 lime
  • 2 medium heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste
  1. Slice onions in thick rings, leaving the rings intact for grilling.
  2. Heat the grill to medium heat – about 350°F (177°C).
  3. Oil the grill grates so that the onions and pepper will not stick. Grill the onions on both sides until char marks have formed (about 4 minutes per side).
  4. Grill the Poblano pepper at the same time, about 8 minutes or until the outside skin has begun to blister.
  5. While the onions and poblano pepper cool, chop up the tomato in medium sized pieces.
  6. Cut the lime in half. Cut open the avocados and chop them into medium-sized pieces.
  7. Add the avocado to a large bowl and squeeze the lime over them (this prevents them browning). Add the tomatoes.
  8. Chop the onions and poblano pepper and add to the mixture.
  9. Drizzle olive oil over the salad.
  10. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Let chill before serving.

If you like this recipe, try our Tomato Cucumber Salad with Sweet Onions!

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes