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Grilled Avocados

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Not only are they delicious, but they are so pretty on a plate. Yes, grilled avocados. I get asked questions like, “Don’t they melt?” Um, no, no they don’t. I cut one in half, brush with a bit of olive oil and lime then put on a medium-high grill for about 3 or 4 minutes then turn 90 degrees for nice grill marks. Watch for flare-ups. I serve them with A1 steak sauce in the middle. I know, I know, you’re thinking, “What?!?!” But, hold on a second. My mom did this, and even though I don’t really like A1 steak sauce it really does compliment an avocado. Don’t want to use the sauce? Just go for grilling, they look awesome and taste wonderful. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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Avocado Massaged Salad

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Oh yes I did say that. I massaged my lettuce. ย This salad is delicious and doesn’t need any dressing because the avocado is dressing enough. I had some fantastic lettuce that I got from our local farm as part of a CSA share I purchased. It is pesticide and GMO free. Can’t get much better than that. Cut one or two avocados in half and then using clean hands simply squeeze the fleshy avocado part, minus pit and peel, over the bowl of lettuce. Use your hands to massage it into all the lettuce. Time to roll up your sleeves and get messy. Totally brings back memories of playing with my food as a kid. A spoon simply will not do. Add whatever other salad-fixins you want. I usually squeeze a bit of lemon over it, too, and toss in some coarsely-ground pepper. If you add some chopped up onions and tomatoes then it’s almost like guacamole on your salad. Add nuts, seeds, croutons, whatever. Simple, yet really, really tasty ๐Ÿ™‚