Acovado Layer Salad


By Jennifer Stempel, @thecubanreuben

A Los Angeles native, Jennifer Stempel is a St. Louis-based storyteller, whose work has been featured by Woman’s Day, Rachael Ray Everyday, POPSUGAR, NBC Latino, PJ Library, The Nosher,, Be’chol Lashon, Jewish Daily Forward, and Relativity Media’s COIN.

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2 cups baby arugula

1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced

2 large beefsteak tomatoes, thinly sliced

1-2 ripe avocados, thinly sliced

1 Tbs. seasoned rice wine vinegar, or to taste

2 Tbs. Olive Oil, or to taste

Kosher Salt

Freshly ground black pepper


  1. On a large, flat platter, spread the arugula to lightly cover the surface.
  2. Add the cucumber, tomatoes, and avocado in individual layers.
  3. Drizzle with vinegar, oil, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve immediately.

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