Friday, July 15, 2011

Insalata Guacamole

There is nothing I love more in the summer time than a nice tomato and bocconcini salad. But since I have been on an avocado kick lately I was inspired to combine the fresh flavours of that very salad with those of my Chop Chop Guacamole recipe...voila my new favourite summer lunch! 
Give it a try!

*an original recipe by jcsmama

1 avocado
2 tsp lime juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
2 large tomatoes, cut into small chunks
1 whole green onion, sliced
12 mini mini  or pearl bocconcini cheese, sliced in half 
6 large basil leaves, finely chopped
good pinch of kosher salt
good grinding of black pepper
a few tortilla chips for garnish

-slice avocado in half, remove pit, scoop out flesh with a spoon and dice
-in a small bowl gently mix avocado with 2 tsps lime juice and set aside
-make dressing: in a separate small bowl whisk together olive oil, lime and lemon juices and minced garlic
-in a medium salad bowl add tomoatoes, green onion, bocconcini, chopped basil and avocado
-add salt and pepper and dressing and gently and lightly toss all ingredients together
-garnish with a few tortilla chips and serve

*makes one lunch or dinner salad entree, or 2 side salads

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