Orange, Goat Cheese and Avocado Salad Recipe

by katerina on May 9, 2008

Maybe you don’t actually hate lettuce but let’s just imagine that when you open up the fridge and take out your lettuce it is covered in aphids. Like COVERED in aphids. You try and wash the lettuce since it is at least half a head but you just can’t get past all the bugs. So it goes in the compost. But you figure you will make a salad anyway because it will still be good right?

I love pleasant accidents and this turned into one of them. It was a salad inspired by one served to me by S over the weekend. I really liked the combination of goat cheese, oranges and balsamic vinegar and after a little substitution and an accident it turned into this. Yum!

[print_this]Orange, Goat Cheese and Avocado Salad
(serves 2)

1C roughly chopped cucumber (about 1/3 English cuke)
1 orange, peeled, de-seeded and roughly chopped
1 avocado, roughly chopped
1 carrot, grated
1/4C goat cheese, crumbled
1/2t Dijon mustard
1T balsamic vinegar
2T olive oil
salt and pepper

In a salad bowl toss together all the vegetables and goat cheese, add the oranges but juice a few of the pieces of orange right over the vegetables and discard. In a bowl whisk together remaining ingredients and dress the salad right before serving.[/print_this]

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