Avocado Salad

I was gifted an avocado this week!  What a great gift!  Avocados aren’t exactly winter food, but when you live somewhere among little Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Columbia {& Ecuador & Honduras & Mexico} like I do, you know that avocados are a year-round staple.  This avocado was off a backyard tree that has it’s season in winter!  I was not disappointed with it’s texture or flavor at all.

Quick, healthy side dish by Amanda's Apron

My sweet husband took me to a Dominican restaurant recently and I fell in love with the avocado salad there.  With this lovely avocado I knew immediately that I would try to replicate it.  Hubby was so delighted when he saw this in our kitchen!

Farmers Market Salad

On this lovely Friday, I will be sharing yet another food I love: salad!  This sounds funny and maybe even weird, but I truly love salad!  Don’t get me wrong, I love ice cream and cookies, too, so maybe the love I have for salad is a subconscious justification for my love of dessert.

I love that salad can be so diverse, have basically any ingredients in it, and in general, is very healthy.  I try to up my fruit and veggie intake as much as possible, and a healthy salad is a great way to do that.

Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette

Last week I went to a local downtown farmers market and was delighted by this delicious find from Winter Park Honey.

Blackberry Honey from Winter Park Honey on Amanda's Apron

I always buy local, raw honey, and usually it’s an orange blossom flavor or tupelo. I had never tried blackberry honey before! It is so unique, yummy, and I highly recommend it. It, along with my other market purchases inspired me to make a farmers market salad. And of course, every good salad needs a delicious homemade dressing!

Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe from Amanda's Apron

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