Thursday, February 11, 2010

Avocado & Pepper Salad with Lime-Roasted Cumin Dressing

We are seeing a lot of avocados in the market this winter. Avocados are a beautiful pear shaped green fruit, a berry really, with a soft buttery flesh. They are seen most popularly in guacamole, but you can eat avocados in sandwiches, sushi, use it pureed to thicken curries, in milkshakes, ice creams, and desserts. In a salad, they are divine! Pick a ripe but firm avocado for this salad. For the dressing I used a classic lime dressing with olive oil and honey. The roasted cumin adds great flavour and depth to its taste.

More Avocado Recipes @ Annarasa:
Summer Avocado, Cucumber, and Olive Salad

1/2 sweet red pepper
1/2 sweet orange pepper
1 cup chick peas, cooked
1 avocado, peeled
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced
1/2 tsp cumin, roasted & ground
1 tsp olive oil
1 lime, squeezed
1 tbsp honey
Salt, to taste

  1. Chop the sweet peppers and avocado into bite-sized squares.
  2. Place in a largo mixing bowl with the walnuts and the chickpeas.
  3. Next prepare the salad dressing by mixing together the lime juice, olive oil, and honey. Add the seasonings, and jalapeno pepper.
  4. Pour over the salad. Mix well.
  5. Check for seasoning and adjust according to taste.
  6. Pour into a serving bowl and chill before serving.
This salad is perfect with homemade pizza or filled rolls. I also like to make it as a light, healthy, and cruncy lunch on weekends when the breakfast has been quite hearty!! This salad goes to Healing Foods:Avocado, an event hosted by Siri's Corner!

Vegan Recipe

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