Saturday, August 29, 2015

(crushed) super fresh salad for extremely hot days

I accidentally crushed avocado. Or, mix all the greens from a fridge. 
These are so called instructions for today's recipe.
It was intensely hot in July. Then we had another heat wave at the beginning of August. Apparent temperature is 32 Celsius with the humidity of 34%. If you need me I'll be in the fridge!
Mint, cucumbers and other greens, just keep bringing it..
Wash, peel, cut and mix. That's the only activity expected for this super sunny afternoon. But please, once you add the avocado, toss everything very gently. Don’t crush the avocado!

Fresh salad for extremely hot days
watercress (90g)
fresh mint (1 bunch, thick stems trimmed)
cucumber (1 cold cucumber, peeled and seeded)
avocado (1 avocado, cut into wedges)

1 tsp runny honey (sage honey)
1 tsp aceto balsamico
1/2 lemon (juice)
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
In a small bowl, whisk together aceto, honey, lemon juice, and olive oil. 

Peel the avocado and remove the pit. Dice the flesh and cut the cucumber into similar sized cubes.
Put watercress, mint and cucumber into a serving dish. Pour the dressing over and toss everything to combine.  Add avocado, season with salt and pepper and toss again but very gently. 
Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice and olive oil, if desired.  
Grated Grana Padano or Parmesan on top, optional.

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