Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cherry Avocado Salad

I decided to stop being lazy and actually do what I committed to do when I opened this blog, post recipes that will make you want to eat healthy! My friend Joanne asked me for this recipe in August and I only sent her the recipe today!! But I promise I'll be more active and post more recipes!

Today's recipe can be a side dish at supper or a main dish at lunch, it's a light and filling at the same time and full of delicious natural flavors.

Ingredients (enough for 2):
20x Cherries (pitted and halfed)
1x Avocado (sliced/cubed aim to cut them the same size as half a cherry)
1/4 cup Almond halves
few twigs Parsley (chopped fine)
1x small Red Onion (chopped fine)
2x tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1x tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1- After you pit and half the cherries put them in a bowl and add the balsamic vinegar and set the bowl in the fridge for an hour, the cherries will soak the vinegar!
2- Roast the almonds using the olive oil, on a low-med heat put the olive oil in a pan and add the almonds, continue stirring gently until the almonds start turning golden, once you notice the majority of the almonds are golden take them off the heat and put them in a bowl and set them aside, they will continue to roast a little in the bowl because the oil will remain hot for a few more minutes, so by the time your cherries are done soaking the almonds would be nice and cool
3- Toss everything together and enjoy!!