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Confetti Salad with Avocado

confetti salad bowl snagsIt was a hot night, I had sausages to barbecue for dinner. I needed to clear some space in the fridge for Christmas supplies, so it was a veggie drawer clear out salad. The secret to making a salad like this work is to cut all the ingredients to a similar size, and to have a similar amount of each. Then there need to be an element to meld the ingredients into a harmonious combination of textures and flavours. In this instance I have used avocado.

1 cup cooked rice

1/2 red capsicum, diced

1/2 carrot, diced

125 g snow peas, sliced

1/2 punnet snow pea shoots, tops only

2 spring onions, finely sliced

1 cob corn kernels, blanched

1/2 cup chopped basil leavesconfetti salad avocadoconfetti salad mixing

1 avocado, chopped

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 clove garlic minced with 1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons Parmesan oil

Freshly ground black pepper

Blanch the corn kernels then refresh in cold water and drain. Mix together the rice, diced capsicum and carrots, sliced snow peas and spring onions and the corn kernels. Toss through the chopped basil. Cut the avocado into chunks and toss in the lemon juice. Mince the garlic with the salt, add the oil and a good grinding of black pepper, add to the avocado then toss through the salad veg.


About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

4 comments on “Confetti Salad with Avocado

  1. trangquynh
    January 27, 2013

    the salad is so colorful, fresh and delicious, it makes me miss summer already ^^


    • ladyredspecs
      January 28, 2013

      I love salad all year, no matter what the weather…..☀


  2. Barbra & Jack Donachy
    January 6, 2013

    Really like the food photography on this page.
    Greetings from north of the Arctic Circle.


    • ladyredspecs
      January 7, 2013

      Thanks, I’m having fun with my camera, AND the food. We could do with some Arctic chill in Melbourne right now, it’s way way too hot for comfort!


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This entry was posted on January 6, 2013 by in FODMAP diet, Food, Gluten Free, Light Savoury Dishes, Main Meals, Side Dishes & Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian and tagged , , , .
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