Monday, November 17, 2014

Recipe: Avocado salad with Tomatoes, Shallots and Toasted Cumin Vinaigrette (Bobby Flay)

I love avocadoes and would eat them every single day if I could. I always have a few sitting on my kitchen counter, so they definitely came in handy when I saw this avocado salad recipe from Bobby Flay.

Avocado salad with Tomatoes, Shallots and Toasted Cumin Vinaigrette

If you like guacamole, you should certainly try this. It tastes very similar to guacamole since the ingredients used share a similarity (think toasted cumin seeds, tomatoes, shallots). Also got to harvest the rocket and mizuna from my herb garden to add to this salad. :)

This is quick and easy to put together, and love the tangy cumin vinaigrette that is poured over the salad. A refreshing salad that I would love to eat any day.

Brilliant colours - so want to eat this again!

Avocado salad with Tomatoes, Shallots and Toasted Cumin Vinaigrette
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from Bobby Flay
Preparation time: 10-15 minutes
Serves 2

10 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 ripe medium Hass avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1-inch chunks
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1 quantity toasted cumin vinaigrette, recipe follows
1 cup arugula / rocket leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro leaves

For the vinaigrette:
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp cumin seeds, lightly toasted
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

1. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the lime juice, rice wine vinegar, honey and cumin together, then slowly add the oil and whisk until emulsified. Add the cilantro leaves and season with salt and pepper. Note: Do not use a blender to make this vinaigrette.

2. Place the salad ingredients in a large bowl, then add the vinaigrette. Toss, check the seasoning and serve immediately.


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  1. i love avocados too! and am happy that they're not only delicious but also super-healthy to eat as much as we want of! :D your salad looks super-delectable :)

  2. Nice and fresh! makes you feel good eating this salad.

  3. Hi Yen,

    The avocado season is IN now in Australia and I'm salivating looking at your beautiful salad :D


  4. Hi Yen, what a delightful avocado salad. My favorite fruit too! this salad is so refreshing and healthy at the same time. Thanks for sharing and warmest regards :)

  5. A light and refreshing salad. But I dislike avocado... maybe can substitute with mango or cucumber hor? ^_^

  6. Hi Yen, this salad taste tangy and refreshing! I'm not a big fan to avocado but have tried it with some dried nuts and fruits. Will try this salad, thanks for sharing!

  7. Yen, I know that I will love this salad. It looks very pretty too!

  8. I love avocado in salad. This one looks very refreshing and it's my kind of salad. <3


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