Monday, August 6, 2012

Tomato-Avocado Salad

Prepared July 28, 2012. Nice as part of summer Mexican meal.
1 large ripe tomato, sliced through the poles
1 ripe avocado, prepared as described
1/4 c (50 ml) thinly-sliced radish
1 c (250 ml) head lettuce, cut into cubes
juice of 1 lime
olive oil
salt, ground cumin, and black pepper
To prepare the avocado, cut in half through the poles, twist to free one half. Strike the pit with a knife and twist to remove the pit. Squeeze lime juice on the cut halves to stop browning. Insert the tip of a spoon between the skin and the flesh, and circle around deeper and deeper until the fruit has been freed. Lift the half out, turn over, squirt with lime juice, and cut into 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick slices. Arrange the tomato, avocado, and lettuce in a bowl. Squeeze on the rest of the lime juice and gently turn the ingredients, aiming to keep the avocado intact. Moisten with a bit of olive oil as needed, turn again, and season lightly to taste. Serve slightly chilled. Serves 2 to 3.

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