It is preferable to eat light fresh foods during summer months. Particularly fresh salads. That gets very easy with all the produce- veggies and fruits that become available at our local farmer's market!
Here is a quick-fix tomato and avocado salad. Cut tomatoes in quarter inch slices. Next chop up avocado and coat with lime juice to not only prevent oxidation but also for that wonderful flavor and citrus aroma. Next comes fresh basil. Chop up generous quantities of basil- here it is not so much a garnishing as much as it is one of the key salad ingredient! Plus, basil is full of health benefits and flavor, so load it on 😊 Finally drizzle some extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste) and your light and healthy summer salad is ready.
Where avocado is concerned lemon/lime helps reduce its pitta qualities. Not to mention that sweet basil which has generous nutritional benefits is not used just as a garnishing here but as a main herb-salad ingredient. So, that makes this a good salad to consume even during summer days!