Avocado Salad

avocado salad

This one is hard to classify. Flavors of India and Mexico come together here for a most refreshing and impressive salad. The presentation really stimulates the appetite. Usually a salad is the first course or appetizer, but in this case I would suggest you leave it for the final course to cleanse your palate. This went along with a three course meal that I cooked up. Spicy Indian black-eyed pea curry with potatoes and tamarind and an elegant saffron-flavored rice made up the bulk of the meal and then my diners were all the time wondering how this salad would satisfy the taste buds. I must say, everyone went home will full tummies and happy with Lisa the cook who always aims to please and banish the hunger angel. Long a drifter, I now know my calling is very much mixed up with creating nourishing and irresistible food.


Avocado SaladAvocado Salad
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Published on August 3, 2012

Smooth, tangy and refreshing simple avocado salad served in the shells

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Ingredients:
  • 2 avocados
  • 4 tablespoons plain whole fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup dry pressed cottage cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or minced
  • 2 fresh green chilies or jalapeƱos, seeded and finely chopped
  • sea salt to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • paprika, chives or mint for garnish (optional)
  • mixed salad greens
  • juice from 1 lime
Instructions:
  • Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and gently scoop out the flesh into a medium bowl. Cut the flesh into small cubes. Rinse the avocado shells and reserve.

  • Beat together the yogurt and heavy cream. Transfer to the bowl with the avocado and mix in the cottage cheese, garlic, chilies, salt and black pepper. Chill this mixture in the fridge for a few hours.

  • Brush some of the lime juice into the center of the reserved avocado shells. Spoon in the avocado cheese mixture and garnish as desired.

  • Serve over some mixed greens splashed with a bit of fresh lime juice.

Makes 4 servings
Indian-style avocado salad

More salads you will want to try from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Lazy Summer Cottage Cheese & Fruit Salad
Mexican-Style Kamut Berry, Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salad
Quinoa Olive Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Black Olive Shortbread
Zesty Black Bean and Avocado Salad

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2 comments:

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely salad..nice

Keen on Food said...

looks nice Lisa. Nice variation to regular go to Guac