Monday, April 15, 2013

Meatless Mondays A-Z Avocado

Have you ever heard of the Meatless Monday campaign?

I think its such a wonderful idea! As the website says "Good for you, good for the planet." 

I'm also joining in the Meatless Monday A-Z challenge hosted by the Better With Veggies blog. Each week I'll post a recipe for the food letter! You can read up about it here.
I missed the official start so even though this week is blueberry week I'm playing catchup and sharing my avocado recipe.

Check out what's in store for April:
Better With Veggies

I don't often eat avocados. So it was a nice change to buy one this week to experiment with.

As I walked through the fruit & veg shop thinking what I would create I remembered a time when I saw sliced avocado served with sliced mango. Even though it was plain is was delicious. I wondered if oranges would taste as yummy with avocado too so I decided to experiment. 

I was honestly surprised at how delicious this was! Don't be scared of the vinegar - it creates a wonderful sweet & sour taste that is just divine!

Avocado & Orange Salad

1/2 avocado
1 orange
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
sprinkling of freshly cracked black pepper

Peel and slice the orange. Slice the avocado. Serve in a dish & pour over the balsamic. Sprinkle with the pepper and serve.

Avocado Tip:
You can store avocados in brown paper bags to make them ripen quicker.
Remove the button from the bottom of the avocado to tell if its ripe. If the flesh showing is brown then its overripe, if its green then its ready to eat.


  1. The salad looks really good but I really struggle with avocado, I don't like the texture at all. Orange or mandarin is lovely and fresh in salads.

    1. I can kinda get that - it is funny texture!!!!
      I am really loving fruit in salads lately! :-)

  2. As you can tell from my recipe today, I'm really getting into simple recipes! This looks like a great combination, I love that you used balsamic for your topping. This looks so fresh & delicious!

    1. Your blueberry parfait looks amazing! :-) I am all for the simple recipes lately too - I don't have time between work and kids and life to make anything that takes hours!!!!!

  3. I really don't like avocados, except in dessert form, but Mr B does so I always like tips on their preparation :)

  4. I did not know that about the avocado button - how clever is that! Thanks for the tip! I don't eat avos often either - but that's mainly because if I have them in the house I can't stop myself eating the whole lot - I'd get through three portions of this salad in one go!

    1. hehee - sounds safe to have them as a treat only then!
      Glad you found the tip helpful :-)