Ina Garten's New Favorite Salad is an Instant Summer Staple

Avocado lovers are guarenteed to swoon over this easy summer salad.

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Like the rest of us, Ina Garten has zero interest in spending the dog days of summer toiling away in a hot kitchen, and that's exactly what makes the first recipe shared from her upcoming cookbook such a delight.

Garten recently graced our Instagram timelines with her Tomato & Avocado Salad from her new book, Cook Like A Pro, and we'd be lying if we said it didn't have us running for the produce aisle. This colorful, juicy and easy-to-make salad features an A-list cast of summer stars—tomatoes, avocados, red onion and arugula—topped off with a fresh lemon dressing.

She starts by gently tossing diced Hass avocados with lemon juice, halved cherry tomatoes and diced red onion. Then, she adds in a modest helping of her foolproof dressing featuring more lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Finally comes the fresh, peppery arugula and enough dressing to moisten the ingredients completely, and voila: a delicious, sweat-free accompaniment to your main course.

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For the full recipe, visit Garten's new cookbook, Cook Like A Pro, will be available for purchase in October.

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