Avocado and Pineapple Salad
Our favourite BBQ accompaniments!
This tasty and tropical salad is a great side dish that uses ingredients like fresh pineapple, avocado, red onion and orange juice to create a perfect flavor combination.
Creamy avocados are major players when it comes to providing healthy, good-for-you fats and pineapple fruit is rich in vitamins, minerals and health benefiting proteolytic compound bromelain that digest food by breaking down protein.
Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
8 cups iceberg or other crisp lettuce
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 medium avocados, sliced
Fresh lime wedges
Toss together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together oil and next 5 ingredients. Pour desired amount of dressing over salad mixture, and toss well. Spoon salad onto individual plates. Arrange avocado slices over salads; serve with lime wedges. Serve immediately.
This gorgeous watermelon, tomato, and feta salad pops with color and flavor and is perfect for summertime meals. You can use any combo of fresh herbs; we like a mixture of mint, basil, parsley, and chives.
Yield: Makes 6 servings
SALAD: Quinoa, Corn and Mint Salad
This is a great way to cook quinoa! It has a very light, fresh taste. Mint adds a flavorful twist to this colorful quinoa salad.
Serve with a grilled main dish (fish/steak and some avocado on the side) to savor the sweet taste of summer.
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