Showing posts with label avocado. Show all posts
Showing posts with label avocado. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Strawberry Avocado Salad!

Our second fruit inspired dish of this weeks menu is a Strawberry Avocado Salad! This is a simple salad with a delicious vinaigrette that lingers on your tongue, and when it mixes with the slightly sweet strawberry and the creamy goodness of the avocado, it's remarkable! Plus, it's pretty!
 
Strawberry Avocado Salad
(Makes 2 Salads)
1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1 1/2 teaspoon minced Shallots
1 1/2 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
3 tablespoon Sherry Cooking Wine
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pinch of Salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 Avocado
Romaine Lettuce
1 cup Strawberries
Mix the sherry and the mustard in a bowl and whisk.
Chop off both ends of the shallot.
Ready to chop.
Cut slices off of the end of the shallot.
Slice the shallot into pieces.
Cut the shallot in the opposite direction, then measure.
Add the shallots to the bowl along with the sugar.
Drizzle the oil in while you whisk it all together.
I used 2 leaves of lettuce for each salad. 
Wash lettuce and cut off the ends.
Slice the romaine into four strips.
Slice the other way until all the lettuce is chopped.

Place the chopped lettuce in the middle of 
your plate.
Wash the strawberries
and dry them with a towel.
 
Trim the strawberries
Slice them in half.
Cut the avocado in half by cutting around the seed on the
outside, then pull apart.
Slice the avocado into 4 pieces. 
To get the avocado out, scoop with
a spoon.
Top your lettuce with the avocado slices.
Place your strawberries  on the lettuce.
Drizzle vinaigrette over the salad.
Enjoy!


Thanks for joining me today!
Tomorrow we will be making Orange Chicken!

Hope to see you then!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ridin' Fence Nachos

We are starting the week with one of my all time favorite appetizers. I have made lots of fancy, smancy appetizers in restaurant kitchens, but none of them can stand up to this one. This is the good stuff!
 Ridin' Fence Nachos

Nachos(your favorite kind)
1 can refried beans or our Cowboy Beans, right here:
(http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2011/05/cole-slaw-cowboy-beans-quite-pair.html)
Diced Onions
Diced Roma Tomatoes
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Queso Fresco Cheese
Sour Cream
Avocado

Place the nacho chips on a microwavable plate.
You will be serving on this plate also.
Top your chips with the beans. I love the beans, so 
I put a generous helping on them. The amount is up to you.
Top the beans with your chopped onions and diced tomatoes.
Now top your tomatoes with shredded cheddar and 
Queso Fresco crumbles. Place in the microwave and cook for 
about 45-60 seconds, or until cheese is melted.
When the cheese is melted, top the nachos with a
scoop of sour cream. Cut your avocado and place
diced pieces around the plate wherever you want.
Isn't that pretty?!
Enjoy! It's sooo good!

Thanks for joining me today!
I hope you like today's recipe. 
Tomorrow we will be making
Green salad w/ Homemade Chunky Mango Citrus Dressing!

See you then!