Monday, March 31, 2008

Strawberry and Avocado Salad

Copyright 2008 by Cooking With The Single Guy

(no portions are given because you can put as much as you need to make the salad)
Avocado, pitted
Romaine lettuce
Parmesan cheese shavings

Creamy balsamic vinegar dressing:
2 T balsamic vinegar
2 T Dijon mustard
1 T mayonnaise (optional)
1 T sugar
1 T extra virgin olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper

Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing and set aside.

Chop up your romaine lettuce into bite sizes and slice up your avocado. Then combine with slices of fresh strawberries and croutons. Toss everything together with the dressing. (Just put enough dressing as needed.) Finish off with some shaved parmesan cheese.

Perfect to pair with any grilled meats.

Pair with a glass of Viognier wine.

TIP: To make the parmesan cheese shavings, just use a vegetable peeler and run it again the side of a chunk of parmesan cheese.

CROUTONS: I’m fine with using store bought when in a pinch, but if you have leftover bread, you can just make your own croutons by chopping them up into chunks, drizzle in olive oil, season with salt and pepper and any herbs you like and place under the broiler until golden brown. It should take just a few minutes so be sure to watch it and don’t let them burn.

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