Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Stack

by Brennans Market Admin

Serving Size: Serves 4



1/3 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 Tablespoons sour cream

1 Tablespoon mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind

1/4 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

dash of ground red pepper


4 medium (about 2 pounds) Heirloom Tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup very thinly vertically sliced red onion

1 cup (about 1 small) diced, peeled avocado

coarsely ground black pepper (optional)

Adapted From: myrecipes.com

This beautiful salad shows off the colors of fresh summer vegetables. Try varying the dressing by using basil and lemon rind.


To prepare dressing, combine first 9 ingredients in a small food processor or blender; process 30 seconds or until pureed, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Cover and chill.

To prepare salad, slice each tomato crosswise into 4 equal slices (about ½ inch thick). Place 1 tomato slice on each of 4 salad plates; sprinkle slice evenly with ¼ teaspoon salt. Top each serving with a few onion pieces and about 1 tablespoon avocado. Repeat layers 3 times, ending with avocado. Drizzle 2 tablespoons dressing over each serving; sprinkle with black pepper, if desired.