A Spring Salad That'll Put a Pep in your Step
Spring has finally arrived in the Nation's capital and that, at least for me, means the seasonal reintroduction of some of my favorite fruit and vegetable salads. A few years ago, I stumbled across (and immediately purchased) Ina Garten's Barefoot in Paris - Easy French Food You Can Make at Home, which now happens to be one of my favorite cookbooks. Not only are Garten's recipes French-centric (ooh la la), but each featured dish is easy to make and sure to impress.
One of Garten's dishes that caught my eye was her Avocado and Grapefruit Salad. It contained all of the elements I typically look for in a salad - colorful, simple (yet elegant) and a unique fusion.
Separately, I love both fruits for different reasons. The pulpous grapefruit is tangy and energizes one's palate and the avocado, vibrant in color, is creamy and buttery but the two together create an unforgettable combination that brims with freshness and flavor.
Inspired by Garten's recipe, I made it my own by topping off both the avocado and grapefruit with my signature vinaigrette (recipe below).
In a bowl, whisk the below ingredients together:
2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tablespoon of Champagne Wine Vinegar 1/2 teaspoon of truffle mustard Salt and Pepper to taste and decorate
Et voilà, you're done!
Celebrate the warmer temperatures with this delicious yet nutritious salad. This acts as a perfect appetizer to either a salmon or lamb chops entrée. Hope you enjoy it!