Monday, 3 December 2007

Avocado Salad

A few years back, I went vegetarian (don’t ask me why) and ended up eating yogurt rice all the time. I did not have the energy or time to cook something vegetarian for me, while the family ate something else. Re entering into the Non-Vegetarian world (not because I didn’t like eating yogurt rice all the time, in fact I still love it) made me realize that my family ate very little veggie food. Since then I have made it a point to limit meat and chicken to one day a week. It has been a battle ever since. My blog is a good reflection of my battles and their outcomes. Before this entry the veggie score stands at 14 while the non-veggie is close behind at 13. Leveling the scores would mean a loss and who likes loosing. So here I am with a vegetarian salad recipe. Oh yes you read that right, a salad it is and a vegetarian one at that. It is my own recipe made with ingredients that I could reach in my store cupboard and fridge without much effort.

So here goes my recipe with a toast to all things veggie

  • Avocado – 2 (Chopped into bite size pieces)
  • Lettuce - ½ (tear into bite size pieces)
  • Jalapeno chillies – 10 cut pieces (straight from the jar)
  • Cucumber – ½ shredded
  • Red Onion – 1 thinly sliced
  • Coriander leaves – 2 Tbsp (roughly shredded)

Salad Dressing

  • Olive oil – 3 Tbsp (preferably extra Virgin)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Chilli flakes as required (how else can I convince S to eat a salad)
  • Salt to taste

Place the avocado, lettuce, jalapeno chillies, cucumber, red onion and some coriander leaves in a salad bowl. To make the dressing combine the salad dressing ingredients with a whisk until it form an emulsion like liquid and adjust seasoning. Pour the salad dressing over the veggies and mix well. That is how this yummy salad can be made and can be enjoyed any time of the day. The salad turned out so yummy that S wants salad everyday – now that is something I never even dreamed would come out of his mouth. To make this salad a meal by itself, grilled or any kind of cooked chicken can be added. There I go again, am I ever going to win the battle!!!!


KayKat said...

I'm slowly developing an affinity for avocado - this sounds like a fun salad to try out!

Thanks for the recipe.

Rachel said...

err err avocado!!! looks interesting from what you have written!

remya said...

sounds interesting....