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Recipe: Fennel, Blood Orange and Avocado Salad

This recipe is adapted from Bi Rite Market’s Eat Good Food. The combination of crunchy fennel, sweet and tart blood orange is offset by the creaminess of the avocado. If you have access to dungeness crab, this salad reaches another level of delicious topped with crab.

1 medium fennel, sliced thinly (fronds removed and reserved for soup)

2 blood oranges, peeled and sliced crosswise

1 small shallot finely minced

fresh juice from 1/2 a lemon

2 tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together shallot, lemon juice, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, toss sliced fennel with dressing. Add avocado on top and salt lightly. Top with blood orange slices. Enjoy at room temperature.


Recipe: Pineapple Avocado Salsa

This is a recipe I came across years ago in Martha Stewart Everyday Food magazine and have adapted to add a bit more zip. This tasty salsa is great with corn chips, as a condiment for grilled pork, chicken, shrimp or rice. The avocado is a healthy fat and the pineapple contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties.

1 ripe avocado, mashed

1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple

1 green onion chopped

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper (optional)

salt to taste

In a medium bowl, scoop out avocado and mash until it is a smooth consistency. Season avocado with salt to taste. Stir in pineapple and green onion evenly. Stir in cilantro and jalapeno. Enjoy!


Recipe: Guacamole

Avocados are a healthy super food with their high monounsaturated (healthy) fat content, fiber content, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B, vitamin C, copper, and lutein for the prevention of macular degeneration. My favourite way to have avocado is in guacamole. Here is my take on guacamole, everyone has their own, so make it your own with your own additions. I use shallot as a cross between onion and garlic. I feel cilantro and jalapeno are required for zip and spice.

2 ripe avocados

Lime juice to taste (1/2 lime)

1 plum tomato finely chopped

1 shallot finely chopped

1/2 jalapeno pepper finely chopped

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium bowl, scoop out avocado, mash with a spoon and mix in lime juice. Add tomato, shallot, jalapeno and cilantro, mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the avocado seed in the guacamole if you are not serving it immediately to help prevent browning. Enjoy with tortilla chips, crackers or with tacos.