From Grandma Nancy's Kitchen
Summer is upon us and with it family picnics, backyard parties, and the desire to NOT turn on the stove! This cool summer salad is a favorite of all my grandchildren, especially the five year old who requested it for his recent birthday party!
• 6 mini cucumbers
• 3 firm Roma tomatoes
• 1 medium red onion
• 2 ripe avocados
• Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: 1 T cilantro OR 1 T parsley (depending on taste)
Dressing: My dressing of choice is Avocado Ranch because there’s no such thing as too much avocado. However, any creamy dressing works. OR for a lighter version mix: ¼ C virgin oil and the juice of one lemon and toss.
• Quarter mini cucumbers lengthwise and then slice into bite size pieces.
• Quarter and seed Roma tomatoes and cut into bite size pieces.
• Finely chop onion
• Half and pit avocados, score into squares while inside peel and then scoop out with spoon (much easier than trying to slice when already removed from skin).
• Mix together in bowl, add salt, pepper and either cilantro or parsley if desired.
• Drizzle with dressing (doesn’t take much) and stir until combined.
• Serve immediately.
Hint: This salad can also be done as a LARGE individual serving with 2 cucumbers, 1 tomato, quarter of an onion, 1 avocado, salt & pepper & herb to taste. It’s a big salad, but it’s great for a cool summer lunch!
Grandma Nancy: Award-winning author, Nancy Fraser, has published twenty-seven novels/novellas over the course of her 20+ year career. When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy splits her free time between her five grandchildren. She’s also an avid traveler with Las Vegas being her favorite destination. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people. www.nancyfraser.ca
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