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Greens with Avocados and Sprouts

Avocadoes were always a bit rich for my taste, but then i discovered combining them with watercress, a lightly bitter green and sprouts, which help to neutralize the 'fatty' taste of the avo...and help you digest them. Now, when i make this beauty of a salad, I am in avocado love.

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
2-3 tablespoons black olive paste
2 shallots, finely minced
1 tablespoon finely minced fresh basil
pinch sea salt

2 bunches watercress, rinsed well, stems trimmed, cut into bite-sized pieces
Handful alfalfa sprouts
4 ripe avocados

Make the vinaigrette by simply whisking ingredients together, adjusting seasoning to your taste. It should be strong and slightly salty. Set aside.

Halve, pit and peel avocado. Thinly slice them lengthwise, keeping them intact. Divide watercress among 8 salad plates. Using a spatula, carefully transfer an avocado half onto each plate, pressing gently to fan the slices. Top with sprouts. Spoon dressing over each plate and serve at room temperature or chilled. 

Makes 8 servings.


Frey Vineyards
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