Tangy Avocado and Lime Salad

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3 Tbsp. lime juice, fresh-squeezed, divided
1/2 tsp. salt plus
1/8 tsp. salt
4 sm. tomatoes, cut into 3/4-inch cubes — about 2-1/2 cups
2 med. avocados, cut into 3/4-inch cubes — about 1-1/2 cups
1 lg. mango, cut into 3/4-inch cubes — about 1-1/2 cups
3 med. scallions, white and light green parts, sliced thin
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. cumin, ground
1 lg. head Boston lettuce, torn into large pieces — about 8 cups
1 med. cucumber, peeled
2 Tbsp. cilantro, coarsely chopped
black pepper, freshly ground
Slice the peeled cucumber lengthwise into quarters, seed, and slice thinly on the diagonal.

In a medium non-metallic bowl, whisk together 2 Tbsp. of the lime juice and 1/2 tsp. salt. Add tomatoes, avocados, scallions, and garlic. Fold to combine and add pepper to taste.

In a separate large non-metallic bowl, whisk together the remaining lime juice, oil, cumin, and 1/8 tsp. salt. Add lettuce and toss. Season with pepper to taste.

Divide lettuce among four plates and top with 1/4 of the avocado and tomato mixture. Garnish with cucumber slices and sprinkle with cilantro.

4 servings : Karen Helms Sublett

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