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need ideas to make this salad special

post #1 of 7
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I'd like to make a salad with avocado and strawberries, the latter being in season locally.

Any ideas on making it outstanding... presentation, dressing, plating, other components, etc...

Thanks in advance for any inspiration!
post #2 of 7
Wow. As much as I like to play around that sounds, like a tough row to hoe. Unless you were prepared to puree the strawberries (off the top of my admittedly tired head) with something like mulatto chillies you are in for a rough ride. Bridging the flavours will take finesse but I think the texture notes would be even harder to negotiate. Good luck!

--Al
post #3 of 7
Many people like the balsamic and strawberry flavors mixed; however, I don't have a clue how that would work with avacado.
post #4 of 7
blue cheese dressing works with that combo.

fan the avacado, depending on how big your berries are either whole or dice on small bed of lettuce with avacado fan on 1/4 of the plate, diced berries in a pile on the dressed lettuce.
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post #5 of 7
The blue cheese is the ticket. I'd start with a raspberry vinegarette. I like to rehydrate some dried cranberries and puree them up to add to my vinegarette. Toss the dressing with some spring mix and plate. Top it with sliced mushrooms, red onion, blue cheese crumbles, sliced strawberries, and candied walnuts. Some dried cherries would be good too. You can add cucumber and tomato wedge if you want. Then fan out that avo like shroomgirl says.
post #6 of 7

balsamic and Blue cheese

I agree with the blue cheese. I would not use a creamy blue cheese dressing but add crumbles to the salad. Dressing should be a good balsamic vinaigrette. You can also add some glazed walnuts. They would marry perfectly with this salad.
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post #7 of 7

i actually like this combo

often have it at home as part of a dinner salad, with things like smoked chicken and cos lettuce and fresh walnuts and cruncy bits of carrots and radish and then a slightly warm lime and mild chilli vinegrette and a good sprinkling of fresh ground black pepper
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