Over the weekend we were blessed with some lovely sunny days which were perfect for eating al fresco. At this time of year I love salad but I am always looking for ways to make them more exciting than your regular lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber. One salad ingredient that I love is avocado. It adds such a delicious creamy texture to a salad and not forgetting providing you with some good, healthy fats. Most people associate avocado with guacamole but it can be so much more!
This salad side dish that I am sharing with you today is so quick and easy to make but full of flavour and will simply keep you coming back for more!
This is what I did...
6 radish, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
1/4 red pepper, chopped
Fresh apple mint
1 - Cut the avocado in half, remove the stone and scoop out the flesh
2 - Cut the avocado into quarters and slice
3 - Place the avocado in a bowl and add the chopped radish, shallots and red pepper
4 - Mix all of the ingredients together
5 - Take a few sprigs of apple mint and finely chop
6 - Add the apple mint to the salad and squeeze half a lemon over and stir in the juice
7 - Sprinkle over some sea salt and place in the fridge until needed
This avocado salad is the perfect accompaniment to a BBQ salad or served on a bed of fresh salad leaves. There really are endless possibilities for this avocado salad. Next time that I make a Mexican meal I will forget buying some guacamole and will just make this. The chunks of vegetables are so much more satisfying that a smooth dip!