Avocado, Tomato & Orange Salad, 62p

Jan 30, 2014 | 0 comments


Well now, you lucky people! I was over in Tunbridge Wells today and decided to pop in to Morrisons to get some bits and pieces. While I was there I spotted these avocados at 4 for £1. At this price, I can tell you about one of my very favourite salads. This is another one of those things that I have been making for years and years and can’t remember where I first found the recipe.

I usually make this in the summer with summer ripened tomatoes, and big fat oranges, but these winter toms will prob do, as will the clementines

If you can possibly manage it, olive oil will deliver a big punch of flavour here

I can’t make it  today and photograph it as the avocados are ripen at home ones and they aren’t soft enough yet. But here is the recipe anyway

for each person you will need
1 avocado, 4/£1 Morrisons, 25p
1 clementine, net of 7 fruits/£1 Morrisons, 14p
about 60g tomatoes, 350g punnet/£1 Morrisons, 17p
tblsp of olive oil, there are lots of bottles around at the moment at about £2/500ml, 6p
crunchy salt if you can manage it, otherwise, a pinch of table salt
fresh ground black pepper, if you can, otherwise a sprinkle

As avocado oxidises and goes black an hour or two after being peeled, you can’t really prepare this very long in advance. But it only takes 3 or 4 minutes, so not too difficult

Peel the avocado, remove the stone and slice into chunks about the size of a walnut. Peel the clementine and segment, if using a large orange, slice the segments into 2 or 3, keep all the juice. Put the clementine in a bowl and squash just a little so some juice comes out.

Mix the avocado, clementine and tomatoes together. Toss with the oil, really worth using olive oil here if you can, some salt and pepper.

We love this with a little bit of unripe brie and a big chunk of focaccia, fresh and fragrant from the oven. I’ll post the recipe for that tomorrow

For the salad, without the bread, 350 calories, 3g protein, 35g fat, 16g carb



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