Thursday, September 11, 2008

Apple Citrus & Avocado Salad

This is the salad that I served along with the blue crabs and it was really, really good! It has such a great contrast of flavor and with bacon on top, how could you go wrong? Everyone laughed at me that I made such a formal table, and a salad considering how messy crabs are, but they all ate this up, so I’m assuming it wasn’t too bad. Plus, I’m the one throwing the party, so I can do whatever I want , right?

Apple Citrus & Avocado Salad

2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
1/4 Cup Cider Vinegar
2/3 Cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Large Container of Mixed Greens (2 Pounds)
1 Granny Smith Apple, cored and cut into thin slices
2 Grapefruits, peeled and sectioned
2 Oranges, peeled and sectioned
3 Avocados, skinned and cut into slices
1 Bunch Green Onions, thinly sliced (green part only)
8 Thick Cut Bacon Slices, fried until crisp and crumbled
Salt & Pepper

For the dressing mix the mustard and vinegar with a whisk until combined. Next drizzle olive oil in while constantly whisking, until thickened and combined, set aside.

For the salad set out your bowls and fill with the mixed greens. Next fan out the apple, grapefruit, oranges, and avocado. Top with green onion, bacon and a pinch of salt and pepper, then drizzle with a bit of the dressing. Serve immediately so the apples and avocado don’t turn brown.

This recipe makes enough for 12 people, you might want to cut it in half!


Pam said...

You defintely can decorate for YOUR party anyway you like. I thought the table looked beautiful. Beauitul salad... how can you go wrong with bacon on top!

Kay said...

I love how this looks!