October 09, 2008

Orange and Avocado Salad with Orange Mustard Dressing

Monthly Mingle
, hosted by Meeta and co-hosted by Ruth. Theme: Sensational Sides. My entry: Orange and Avocado Salad with Hot Orange Mustard Dressing.

We like eating this salad with roast free-range farm chicken, accompanied by roasted root vegetables.

orange and avocado salad

6 oranges, peeled and sliced (use the orange peels in the salad)
2 avocados, peeled and cut into chunks

Mix the orange slices and avocado chunks in a bowl. Set aside.

Orange and Mustard Dressing

2 tsps mustard seeds
3 Tbs olive oil
juice and zest from 2 oranges
1 bay leaf
a good handful fresh coriander leaves
freshly cracked black pepper

Put all the ingredients, except coriander leaves, in a saucepan and heat until boil. Simmer for 5 minutes until you can smell the scent of orange juice and bay leaf in the air. Let cool. When the dressing is cooler, mix it with the mixed orange slices and avocado chunks. Mix in the coriander leaves. Serve immediately.

cherry blossoms

Just an update from our orchard and a good news: the cherry trees are blossoming with their white blooms. We are hoping they will develop into fruits and hopefully, this year they will give us more fruits. I'm looking forward to it. It makes me happy to just hoping the beautiful future.


Passionate About Baking said...

Sounds like a sensational side alright Arfi. Can't see the salad pic for some reason, though the cherry blossoms are stunning!!

Cakelaw said...

Yum Arfi! This would have been a lovely meal all round.

Y said...

Mmm!! I love avocado anything and everything! Bet it tastes amazing with that roast chicken.

Meeta said...

what a lovely colorful salad arfi! it truly is perfect for the MM!

Andrea said...

It's funny, I've had a salad with grapefruit and avacado, but never one with orange and avocado, and yet that now it's so obvious that it would be a delicious pairing. I love simple, flavorful salads like this, and I'm sure it's a beautiful counterpoint to chicken and root veggies. Seriously yum!!

Happy cook said...

Such a beautiful, colourful and delicious salade.
I am looking forward when you have cherries, to know what you are going to make with them.
I have never made anything with fresh cherried, always eat them fresh.

Ivy said...

I love salads with fruit in them and I have never used avocado before so this sounds like a recipe to be bookmarked. Lovely pictures Arfi and we will be so jealous when you will be showing us your recipes with the cherries.

Zita said...

Mmm... orange & advocado salad sounds refreshing and creamy, great combo!

Hilary said...

Refined simplicity at its best!

David said...

this looks good!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I adore sweet oranges and rich avocados and would welcome this salad as a side or a main dish!

Nazarina A said...

So fresh, so healthy, so refreshing!And all this Vitamin C sooo good for our biggest organ, the skin!!!

NuKiwi said...

I like this one heaps! Might have to try it for our summer-opening BBQ when the cover comes off and the hubby scrubs it down! This would make a lovely fresh accompaniment...mint might even work, no???

Ruth E said...

This looks delicious!!!! A great entry to the mingle, thank you!

Yasmeen said...

Arfi,Cherry blossoms looks heavenly and so does you fresh salad with farm fresh ingredients :)

eliza said...

when you have the cherry crop, would you care to send me some :D

seneng denger kamu udah baikan Fi.. jadi petani, istri, tukang masak, dll itu berat ya, kerjaan gak ada abisnya :D