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Deconstructed Guacamole Salad

A chunky and fresh deconstructed guacamole salad. Basically, #lazygirlguac. Big chunks of creamy, cubed avocado, heirloom tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. Perfect as is, with chips and guac or topped on a burrito. All my guac lovers, this one’s for you. A big thank you to Alpha Foods for sponsoring this post and keeping The College Housewife afloat 🙂 

Blue bowl filled with avocado, heirloom tomatoes, cilantro, red onion and lime.

Say hello to your next refreshing summer salad. While this deconstructed guacamole salad would be perfect alongside any Mexican dish it’s especially great for backyard bbq’s, fourth of July and even meatless Monday’s. 

Lately, I’ve been whipping up easy summer salads and using them as a flavorful topper for just about everything. I’m a salad lover at heart, especially of the Mexican variety. My Mexican Kale Caesar Salad and Chopped Tostada Salad are always on repeat at our house.

I wanted this deconstructed guacamole salad to feel like an even balance of guacamole and a regular salad. It has the texture of a crisp salad and all the flavors of guacamole.

Plus, you’ll spend less time mashing and more time eating. I’m all about a good lazy girl hack in the kitchen. 
Blue bowl filled with avocado chunks, cilantro, red onion and heirloom cherry tomatoes.


What’s in deconstructed guacamole salad?

So! Deconstructed guacamole is basically guacamole in its natural state. No mashing necessary!

Avocados: You’ll need plenty of avocados and instead of mashing them, dice them into large bite-size pieces
Heirloom tomatoes: These will help fill out the salad and give more flavors and texture
Red onion: Small bite size pieces of red onion, just like guac!
Chopped cilantro: A guacamole staple! If your one of those people that think it tastes like soap, leave it out. 
Garlic: For a little added flavor!
Lime Juice: For a nice zest and will help keep your avocados from browning

Blue bowl filled with avocado, cilantro, garlic, red onions, and cherry heirloom tomatoes.Blue bowl filled with deconstructed avocado salad and a side pink plate of tamales.

What can I top this salad with?

Fajitas: I love doing vegetarian fajitas and topping them off with deconstructed guacamole salad for a hearty meal. 
Burritos & Tamales: Alpha Food’s tamales are my favorite to top with this salad. These plant-based tamales come in four fun flavors: southwest, chik’n verde, chik’n veggie and beefy roja! Find your nearest grocery store stock here!
Nachos: A staple at our house. This deconstructed guac tops perfectly onto any platter of nachos. 
Tacos: An easy and fresh topper for pretty much any kind of taco.
Blue bowl filled with deconstructed avocado salad and a side yellow plate of tamales.

A yellow plate topped with tamales and deconstructed avocado salad.


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Deconstructed Guacamole Salad

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Mexican


A chunky and fresh deconstructed guacamole salad. Basically, #lazygirlguac. Big chunks of creamy, cubed avocado, heirloom tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. Perfect as is, with chips and guac or topped on a burrito.



45 Medium Avocados, diced
1 A cup of heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 Small Red onion, diced
3 Garlic cloves, minced
A handful of cilantro, chopped

Juice of two limes
Salt to taste


In a large bowl gently toss the avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and season with salt to taste. I usually add in 1-2 teaspoons. 

Serve immediately or press plastic wrap against the salad and place in the refrigerator until serving.

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