Most consumers simply buy “an avocado,” not knowing the dozens of varieties. Some weigh three pounds or more; others are no larger than oranges. Some ooze oil when cut; others are mealy or crumbly. Some have light yellowish-green skins; other are dark purplish, commonly tinged with scarlet.
Since the avocado is so adaptable, it makes an excellent addition to almost any fruit or vegetable salad, from the simplest lettuce and avocado combination to a complex tossed salad of many components. The avocado can be cut into wedges and used as a garnish around the edge of the salad dish or bowl, or it can be cut into smaller piece and mixed throughout the salad.
To spread an avocado flavor through a salad, even if chunks of avocado are omitted, put 1 tbsp. of lime juice in the bottom of the salad bowl before adding other vegetables. Sprinkle a bit of garlic powder into the juice or crush a clove of garlic and add about ¼ tsp. of salt. Add 1-2 small slices of avocado to the lime juice and mash with a fork, mixing the avocado thoroughly with the lime juice. Build the salad above this mixture. When the salad is tossed, the avocado will be spread throughout. Adding a dressing of your choice, enjoy!
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All ingredients for the above recipe can be purchased at Fresh Pride on 8506 Chesapeake Blvd. in Norfolk, Virginia.
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