Thursday, March 24, 2005

Rich Avocado Salad

This is a fun salad dish for a formal dinner. Don't expect it to be a "huge" salad--this is a different kind of salad--one that has as much eye appeal for plating as anything else. When I have served it, everyone has really felt like they are getting the royal treatment--and it does taste great!

Ingredients:
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 red pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced thin
  • juice of 1 lime
  • a few red onion rings
  • fresh cilantro
  • black pepper
  • olive oil

Preparation:

Place the juice of lime and olive oil in bowl and mix to make a dressing. Finely chop the cilantro and add to the mix, along with black pepper to taste.

Peel and slice the avocado lengthwise into 1/8ths and arrange on a salad plate at 1, 3, 6, and 9 0'clock (makes two salad plates). Arrange the pepper slices on the salad plate so that you end up with what looks like a colorful starburst or pinwheel.

On top of the arrangement, drop a few of the onion rings. Drizzle with the well-mixed dressing and serve immediately.

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