Saturday, May 29, 2010

mixing it up...

The "Secret" Ingredient: Avocado

No Olives in my version since my friends don't like them--
I KNOW, sacrilege!
I sneak them on my plate.
The tang and texture of the Kalamata Olive
really make for a great compliment to all the other flavors.

Like many of you, there will be plenty of BBQing this weekend at my house, it's already begun, and along with the cole slaw, macaroni & potato salads, adding a fresh summer salad is a great way to freshen up the dogs & burgers.

Slightly different take on traditional Greek salad.
The Avocado makes it slightly creamy.
Good Stuff!

3 Medium Heirloom Tomatoes Diced
(you can use regular tomatoes as well)
1 Large Cucumber Diced
2 Tablespoons Onions (white or yellow) Chopped
1 Large Avocado Diced
1/4c Olive Oil
1/8c White Balsamic Vinegar
1/4c Crumbled Feta Cheese
Fresh Ground Pepper & Salt to Taste
You can also add kalamata olives.

Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend All!



La Bonne Vivante said...

mmm... this looks absolutely delicious! Avocado makes everything better, I say. It's the most perfect thing--a fruit that is more like a vegetable with natural creamy fat--but it grows on a tree--a little miracle!

I'll have to try out your salad recipe(but add the olives back in, I'm afraid)

Great blog: I'm now a follower.

Carly said...

This sounds and looks delicious! I'm with the above comment, I'm adding the olives. Angelo, you should put them in and tell your friends to pick them out of their servings.

Happy Holiday Weekend!

Samantha said...

How cany anyone not like a kalamata olive?

Dee said...

I love kalamata olives! Make mine with extra. This sounds delicious.

jessi said...

mmm that looks soo yummy ! and i'll echo the sentiments above re: bring on the kalamata olives :D

that hot dog looks DELISH too ! lettuce ? pickle spear ? loads of mustard ? count me in !

mrsben said...

Ooops, never acquired a taste for avacados (nor the colour) and also not a big fan of Olives.

I say .....GIVE ME CHOCOLATE! :) -Brenda-

Taylor said...

I need to try this. It has ALL my favorite things in it and YES on the olives. Sneak them in when no one's watching.

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