Jun 24, 2023

Avocado Salad with Serrano Ham and Cherry Tomatoes

Mister's mom is very kind to us. Once a while she'll send over a big box of fruits. This time around, there're three avocados among all the mangoes, blueberries, apples, and bananas. Most of the fruits can wait, but the avocados seemed ripe enough, which leaves me maximum 2 days to figure out a way to finish these darkened green goodies. 

Upon checking my fridge stock, a quick run to the grocery store to grab a small box of cherry tomatoes then I should be all set. Whipped up a big plateful of avocado salad just right before they're too mushy to work with.

Avocado salad with Serrano ham and cherry tomatoes - 

Avocado salad with Serrano ham and cherry tomatoes


  • 2 to 3 ripe avocados
  • 225 grams (125 grams solids) mozzarella cheese
  • 100 grams Serrano ham
  • 24 to 30 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 lemon


  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed Italian herbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


Mix all the ingredients under the "dressing" section.

Salad dressing with mixed Italian herbs

Halve the avocados, remove the cores and its peel. Cut the avocados to big cubes if the shape holds, slightly mushy on the edges shouldn't be too big of a problem.

Halve the cherry tomatoes. Tear the cheese to smaller pieces, do the same with Serrano ham. Transfer all these ingredients to a big mixing bowl.

Pour in the dressing and mix till blended. Taste and see if more salt or other seasonings are needed.

Avocado salad with Serrano ham and cherry tomatoes

Plate and grate the lemon right over.

Avocado salad with Serrano ham and cherry tomatoes

I didn't use too much salt for the dressing because Serrano ham can be quite salty already. If you can't find the ham you like, smoked salmon works just as well.

It'll be nice if I can share some of the salad to Mister's mom, but she's a vegetarian so the Serrano ham won't work here. Perhaps I can try to figure something vegan with the boxful of goodies she sent. That way she'll be able to get a taste of these fruity transformation next time. 

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