Avocado to the Rescue!

by zesty on May 5, 2010 · 6 comments

I dropped the ball on Monday and forgot to schedule my post for 8 am as always so it sat in draft mode until I realized around 2:00 that it was not live.  Oh dear – what a doofus.  So with that being said your Google readers did not get updated with the Juicer Recipes post until yesterday because I have my feed burner set to update at 12:00pm.  My bad and I am sorry.  However, on the positive side of things – it is looking like I am posting two days in a row.

Not the case but wait until you see this beauty!  A simple avocado and egg salad with a splash of balsamic vinaigrette – simply delicious.  The health kick is pushing forward day after day and I am actually loving it.  Now don’t get me wrong, I still eat a little treat here and there but very much in moderation.  Mrs. Zesty and I are teaming up and by doing it together it is quite fun and motivating.  Not that I was a terrible eater before i would sometimes over indulge in some unnecessary snacks at random times of the day.

Without further a do – feast your eyes on this salad.  Totally random but lovely just the same.  Do you think it is weird that a guy uses the word “lovely” a lot?  Oh boy, i am getting off topic a lot today…. my apologies.

Ingredients

  • Spring Greens
  • Avocado
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Sliced almonds
  • Blackberries
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Method

  1. Wash and prep greens, berries and tomatoes
  2. Peel and chop hard boiled egg
  3. Peel and chop the avocado
  4. Add all ingredients together in a bowl
  5. Toss and dress with a drizzle of balsamic.
  6. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: Peel your avocado just before you are ready to eat the salad and give it a little squirt with some fresh lemon juice to keep it from going brown so quickly.

A great salad for a lunch or even a light dinner.

This salad is very versatile and of course you can add whatever you want.  Cold chicken would be a great alternative if you like that or you could even add some garbanzo beans for some extra flavor.

My whole take on salad is add what you like to eat and be simple with the dressing.  The one thing that I do not like about salad is when the dressing is too heavy and the greens become soggy and limp.  Keep it fresh and crunchy.  Have an amazing Wednesday and keep your chin up.

Take care

zesty

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1 HoneyB

A “lovely” post. ;-) he he. I couldn’t resist that one.

Looks great, love the colors and the ingredients! YUM!

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2 Danica

I do not think ANY salad is complete without AVOCADO – it’s probably my favorite topper ever!

I think the whole “lovely” thing is because you are Canadian :D No worries…..Be confident!

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3 DailyChef

Your salad looks light and refreshing! I love avocado too – gives it a bit of a rich feeling without being unhealthy.

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4 Gena

There are few days in my life that I don’t feel rescued by avocados. Beautiful salad, Z!

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5 Belinda

How do you make the crackers with the pulp?

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6 zesty

Dry the pulp out flat on a cookie sheet and either use a dehydrator or bake them in the oven at a very low temperature.

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