Avocado. We are so ambivalent about this miracle fruit that some do not even know whether it's a fruit or a vegetable. Dissolve your doubts: avocado is a fruit. The avocado grows on the tree, like ordinary apples or pears. True, unlike these familiar fruits, the avocado does not look like anything else. The flesh is very oily, the skin is too hard, and the bone is incredibly large. For our cuisine, the avocado is still exotic, and the dishes with it are still not part of our usual diet. Nevertheless, the restaurant menu, in which such dishes are present, quietly migrates to home kitchens. Here is a place for salad with avocado and cucumber. And the recipe for this salad is known even in a single variant. It is clear that in order to prepare such a dish, it is not enough to put in an avocado salad and cucumber, you need to add something to it. Therefore, we suggest that you prepare a salad the way you like it.
Avocado salad with cucumber and egg
Intending to make an avocado salad withCucumber, of course, you need to buy avocado. How to choose this fruit? It is sold in stores by the piece. Therefore, you can safely sort through the entire display case, choosing the copy you need. Do not take hard fruits: they are tasteless and resemble more raw potatoes than a gentle buttery avocado. When choosing an avocado, just lightly squeeze the fruit with your fingers. If the flesh under your fingers is squeezed, you can safely acquire such a fruit. The color of the avocado does not determine the degree of its ripeness: it can be from yellow-green to brown. So focus only on the softness of the fetus. So, for an avocado salad we need the following ingredients:
- 2 avocados;
- 1 cucumber (fresh);
- 1 hen's eggs;
- 1 onion;
- 1 bunch of dill;
- 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise;
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice;
- Salt and black pepper (at your discretion).
Preparation: We put eggs and start to make avocados and vegetables. How to prepare avocado for a salad? Some first remove the skin from it, then remove the stone, and then cut the flesh. But the flesh of the avocado is very oily and slips in the hands. Therefore, it is not always convenient to cut a cleaned fruit. You can do otherwise. First cut the avocado in half: make a cross-section from the nozzle down. The knife will rest against the stone, after that it is necessary to hold a knife along the side parts of the fruit, cutting it through the "ass" and bypassing the stone. Then disconnect both halves: one easily separates from the stone, the second will remain with the bobcock. From this second half, the bone is easily removed, if you pick it with a spoon or a knife. Now you can cut the skin, and you can remove the flesh with a spoon and cut it into cubes. By the way, grinded on a large grater avocado is also suitable for salad. We proceed to the vegetables. The cucumber is peeled and finely chopped, shred the onion and grind the cooked, cooled and peeled eggs on a grater. Dill, dried and finely chopped. Then we put all the prepared ingredients in a salad bowl, pour lemon juice, add mayonnaise, pepper and salt and mix. Salad ready.
Avocado salad with cucumber and apple
Very interesting combination of avocado with cucumber and apple. True, it turns out that this salad is not a diet because of the presence of eggs in it. Ingredients:
- 2 avocados;
- 2 fresh large cucumbers;
- 2 chicken eggs;
- 1 apple (green color);
- 2 garlic cloves;
- Lemon juice (freshly squeezed);
- Olive oil and salt (to your taste).
Preparation: Avocado cut in half, remove the stone and remove the skin from the fetus. The flesh is cut into cubes. We also sliced cucumbers, from which we also previously peeled the skin. We peel and peel an apple, which is also cut into cubes. Eggs, hard-boiled, cooled and finely chopped, and garlic is passed through garlic. Then mix all the prepared ingredients and season the salad with lemon juice and olive oil. Add salt to taste.
Salad with avocado, cucumber and tomato
It is believed that the avocado is very "loves" tomatoes. Therefore, the combination of avocado with tomatoes is elevated to the rank of classical. So why do not we cook this salad, adding cucumbers to it? Ingredients:
- 1 avocado;
- 1 cucumber;
- 1 bunch of green salad;
- 2 fresh tomatoes;
- 1 head of red onion;
- 1 lemon;
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil;
- 3 garlic cloves;
- 1 bunch of parsley;
- 1 pinch of sea salt;
- 1 pinch of black pepper.
Preparation: First we wash the salad leaves in cold water, dry them, and tear our hands on small "flaps". Wash the cucumber slices, and tomatoes thin slices. Avocado cut into two halves, remove the stone and cut the flesh into cubes. Here, by the way, you have another way of cutting avocado. Pulp cut directly into the skin, putting half of the fruit on the palm of the skin with a skin down: first along the "cup", and then across. The cuts are done by cutting through the skin. Then just take out the pulp with a spoon and add it to the salad bowl. Onions are cut into half rings, which are then doused with boiling water. Then mix the sliced vegetables with avocado and season salad dressing. To prepare the sauce chopped parsley pour boiling water and leave for three or four minutes, and then drain the water. Parsley is combined with chopped garlic, olive oil, juice of one lemon, seasoned with freshly ground black pepper and salt, and then, grind all blender. The sauce should be in the form of a liquid puree. The dressed salad can be served immediately to the table. Intending to make some salad with avocados, do not forget that it will not only be delicious, but also very satisfying. The fact is, avocados, with their caloric content and protein content, are more like meat than fruit. And even a light salad with avocado and cucumber does not reduce the calorie content of this dish. Therefore, this salad is best served not as a snack, but as an independent dish (for dinner, for example). In general, the fat content of avocado should not frighten you. Fats in it are vegetable, and minerals and vitamins are so high that it is recommended to eat avocados for the prevention of very many diseases. So cook and eat salads with avocados, even if you do not belong to the gourmet clan, but take care of your health. Enjoy your appetite and success in the culinary field! We advise you to read: