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.
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.
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.