This recipe is part of a Cuban-Style Christmas: Mojito, Garlic Plantain Chips, Lime, Garlic, and Oregano Mojo, Avocado Salad, Gloria's Black Bean Soup, Crab Empanadas with Pickled Garlic-Caper Remoulade and Roasted Pork Marinade.
1. Cut the avocado into bite size chunks and place in a large bowl. Add the scallions, bell pepper, onions, cilantro, cucumber, tomato, and lime juice, and toss gently.
2. Add the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Gently stir and serve.
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