Strawberry Feta Salad with Avocado

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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I came up with this recipe of a strawberry feta salad with avocados, from all the fond memories I had growing up on a farm. As a child, our family had a never-ending supply of these luscious fruits and avocados. My aunts not only ate these perfumed avocados from their  family orchard at every meal, but they would create concoctions such as facial creams for their morning cleansing routine.

I also remember watching them as they slathered smashed avocados on their arms and necks, bathing themselves in this vitamin-enriched lotion.

Today, I enjoy the use of avocados in many of my dishes not only because of the sentimental memories of the old farm, but also for their nutritional value. Seasonally, avocados and strawberries are in the market together, so I decided to marry the two in this quick and simple salad for you to enjoy on these leisurely warm summer days. The old saying what grows together, cooks together!

Strawberry Feta Salad with Avocado
 
This refreshing summer appetizer can be made in minutes for you to enjoy wit your favorite avocado.
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Greek-American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups strawberries,washed and chopped into ¼ inch pieces
  • 3 ripe avocados, (set two aside for serving), remaining one avocado, peeled and chopped into ¼ inch pieces
  • ½ cup celery chopped, cut into ¼ inch pieces
  • ¼ pound (about ½ cup) Feta cheese, cut into ¼ inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • A dash of balsamic or apple-cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl add the strawberries, avocado, celery, mint, walnuts, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Gently stir together. Fill each avocado half with salad.
  2. Optional: Add a splash of balsamic vinegar over the top and serve.
  3. Note: To keep the avocado from tipping over on the plate, before adding the filling, slice ¼ inch off the bottom.

 

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