Salmon Avocado & Asparagus Salad

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Salmon Avocado And Asparagus Salad

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Course: Salad
Servings: 2
Author: Maria Jose Martin

Ingredients

  • 100 gms Smoked Salmon
  • 4-5 sticks Asparagus
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 2 small Dried Dates (cut into strips)
  • 2-3 leaves Fresh Lettuce (cut into strips)
  • 1/2 Red or Green Apple (skinned and chopped)
  • 3-4 Small pickled cucumbers
  • Any Salad Dressing (Thousand Island)
  • Parmesan herb seasoning
  • Basil & garlic seasoning

Instructions

  • The first thing I like to do, is keep things ready: Chop the smoked salmon into small chunks (not too small). Slice the dates - you only need a few strips, depending on how sweet you want it. Slice the skinned apple, same here - only a few pieces to make it crunchy (you can eat the rest after your lunch!).
  • Cutting an avocado requires some skill! Cut a line around the avocado, from top to bottom and back up on the other side to the top again. Then twist both sides in opposite direction. This way, you'll be left with two halves - with the seed in one. Yank out the big seed and use a spoon to scoop the flesh from both halves.
  • Make sure you break the fresh asparagus sprigs properly (they'll break at the hard part). Boil the asparagus in salt water for 3 - 4 minutes (don't keep for long). Strain immediately and then transfer it to some cold water for 1 minute. Strain again. Slice the sticks into smaller pieces.
  • Here's the easy part... drop the ingredients from smoked salmon to pickled cucumbers in a big bowl, add the salad dressing... mix. Use your hands to mix well for 1 minute, then serve for two. Top with seasoning - you can use your favourite ones. Voila - a healthy salad!
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  • Heyy!! Jose,it was lovely to see you blog here!! So it’s a bachelor’s recipe! Need to pass it onto my fiance :@ Congratulations Zaara!we both gave the same answer but lucky u!!!! Looking forward to many more guest blogging @ MM. Btw, lovely easy salad!!

    • Thanks. I try not to show off my culinary skills… i might just end up cooking all day!!

      Maria will have to decide on the guest blogging… but sounds like a good idea.

  • aaha..hubby’s attack on marias blog, eh? well..this is not something u see everyday..the man behind the success speaking ..he he..anyways we the readers give u a warm welcome and hope to see many more such easy bachelor kind recipes from you..so do come in as a guest blogger once in a while.. looks like a nice salad by the way.. and the tip abt avocado cutting surprised me..u talk like a chef on food network !

    • Ammu, you can imagine the amount of effort it takes to let me blog on her site!

      And I always do my homework before setting out to do something…

      One day, I’ll be competition for Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen… but for now, I’ll leave it to the pros.

  • Its simply great to read from you Jose,the teerible support of Maria..
    But your salad looks thorougly professional..ha
    Maria,three cheers !!

  • he he he….That was a humorous post! “….it was a bit long, I know I won’t get another chance ” lol. The salad looks great too!!

  • Thats a nice write up and I see how well the Husband is supporting the wife!!Impressive….May god bless u both.
    Well, to be frank, Maria was one of my inspirations to cook and even start a blog and i remember how much I used to drool seeing ur food pictures (almost everyday)!! I have made quite few dishes at that time from ur site as well. Then I started a blog of my own to get rid of my boredom and now Im living on it… You can see ur chilli prawns in my blog:)…Posted it long ago…. Thx alot maria. U r sweet, Kind and really great.

    By the way, that salmon salad looks great…wud love to try it one day…Never used asparagus ever in my dish though!

  • Shooooooooot I got the right answer!! So i guessed right. Congrats Zaara!!
    Jose: Good to hear side your side of the story. Thanks for the recipe. Keep up the excellent work jose and maria.
    Maria: Did you get a chance to look up my blog?

  • that picture can be used as a coverpage for ur cooking book Mr.JPMartin! all the best to this budding cook!

  • A hubby who cooks and blogs too..??That must be a dream*pinch pinch*,oh no..it isn’t??Well lucky you Maria..:):)

    Congrats to both of you for this amazing space..you guys are doing a great job!!

    Congrats to Zaara too!!

    • I think she’ll have to keep on dreammminnng…

      Unfortunately my skills are limited to forced bachelorhood… I am however good at eating :)

      Thanks.

  • there are a whole load of good recipies in there!!!!
    i see them and my mouth waters ;)
    hope to see u soon

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