A super-simple, super-healthy and quick appetiser or light lunch dish. Avocados really are one of those super foods: they lower cholesterol, contain cancer-fighting anti-oxidants and protect the eyes against eye diseases that can lead to blindness. This simple recipe comes from the September 2005 issue of the Australian magazine 'Delicious'. Thank you, DeeCooks, for drawing my attention to an omission in the instructions: now corrected!
I love blue cheese! I think it goes so well with so many things. This arranged salad is perfect for company, or for any night of the week. Goes well with beef, salmon, pasta- anything. From the box of Salemville Amish Blue Cheese.
This is super easy, very tasty and travels well so it's great for picnics, lunch bags, whatever. It tastes wonderful at room temperature. From the Chicago Tribune, originally attributed to Ron Bilaro, a personal chef in Chicago. The original recipe called for 2 T. of the sesame oil but I knocked that down to 1 T. as we feel a little goes a long way with sesame oil. Add more if you wish.
This dressing has flavor to knock your socks off! Lemon, balsamic vinegar, tahini, mustard, fresh parsley- I almost drool just thinking about it. Another great perk: beyond all that, you can't taste the uber-healthy flax oil :-) Serve on a colorful garden salad or as a dressing for pasta salad.
I adore this salad! For a dinner party, this could be assembled early in the day and drizzle the dressing on just before serving. Toss the avocado and apples in a little lemon juice to prevent oxidation.
This makes a refreshing meal, served with a loaf of crusty french bread and good bottle of red wine; could also be used as a first course, in reduced quantities. I recommend using the finger-tip sized fresh mozzarella balls if you can find them. Which salad greens you use are up to you, but a combination half dark green leaf/half alfalfa sprouts seems to work particularly well, and is also quite attractive. I'd never eaten alfalfa sprouts before trying this recipe but was a quick convert to their clean, spicy flavor.
According to David Scott's "Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookery", this easy salad is from Egypt, and is often served with the bean salad, "ful medames". I love it - it is fresh and summery, and delicious on a hot day. Feel free to reduce, or even omit, the onion if you don't like to eat it raw - the recipe still works well without it. Posted in the hope of joining the North African and Middle Eastern Tag game :-)