Thursday, September 16, 2010

Avocado and Berry Salad

I made this lovely summer salad a while back with a wonderful Olive oil from California and decided it needed to be shared:-) The olive oil is handpicked, organic and unfiltered and one of the best I have ever tasted. I added avocado to the salad as these always remind me of California. America has some amazing food products. Living in North Carolina the vineyards are a wonderful change from tobacco farming and a joy to visit and now California is producing olive oil on par with Europe. 


  • a handful of raspberries
  • a handful of blueberries
  • a generous drizzle of Chianello Italian Extra Virgin olive oil, it is unavailable at present, as the harvest for the year is over, I have got to know the owner she is delightful. They have a passion for olives and good food. Check their site in the new year for updates on the next harvest so you can get a bottle of this limited production beauty. 
  • one avocado sliced
  • 2 cups of mixed greens
  • about 10 cherry tomatoes
  • some balsamic vinegar 
  • parmesan cheese to garnish 
  • a little fresh lemon juice

  1. simply assemble the salad, then drizzle the olive oil and vinegar a little lemon juice over the top and enjoy
We still have some warm days ahead to enjoy some salads :-)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone

Tomorrow am me and Jasmine are visiting my local fire station with some other families, its 2 minutes up my street, they already know us as we always look at the fire trucks!

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  1. this salad look healthy and good. You too have a nice weekend ahead.

  2. Have fun with Jasmine! This salad looks delicious and I love the healthy element to it. I will go check out the site for the gorgeous olive oil.

  3. That is a summery salad that will go well with any bbq! Have a great weekend Rebecca!

  4. Berry salad sounds new to me, woow! Wonderful weekend :)

  5. Gorgeous salad--love the combination of the berries, avocado and olive oil--yum!

    Have fun at the fire station. ;-)

  6. Marvelous salad, Rebecca! So healthy and it makes such a lovely presentation.

  7. What a delicious combination of avocadoes and berries! Yum!

  8. That looks really good! Nice combo with the berries and avocado.

  9. Rebecca, that's a great salad! A very healthy and flavourful combination.

  10. OMG this looks amazing. I LOVE avocados! I have never combined it with berries, I bet it tastes great!

  11. Look awesome and healthy! I think I recall reading (on twitter) that yesterday was National Avocado day! Perfect! Have fun tomorrow!

  12. Rebecca, it looks delicious! You and Jasmine have a great time tomorrow!

  13. Berries are so terrific in salads! Looks delicious! Have fun seeing the fire trucks!

  14. gotta love fire trucks! I wish I had an excuse to stop in the station and see the trucks! Your salad is a wonderful combination of flavors, those berries, their tart sweet flavor with the soft avocado..just perfect!
    thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous salad with us!

  15. I hope they sound the horn for Jasmine ;)

    Beautiful salad. I'm always on the lookout for great salad recipes and this sounds wonderful.

  16. What a great idea! I've never thought to put berries with avocado, but it sounds really interesting!! :)

  17. Sonia thanks same to you
    Bridgett: thanks and we loved the fire station
    3 hungry tummies: oh thats cool enjoy
    the lacquer spoon thanks and the same to you
    Deb lol
    Barbara aw thanks your sweet
    5 star foodie thanks
    Melinda thanks so much
    Angie thanks blush
    Emily u will love it
    Wenn thanks
    a spicy perspective thanks so much
    design wine and fun perfect timing then lol
    betty ray thanks
    Pam it was fun she is still talking about it
    the ungourmet thanks smiles
    Chef Dennis oh thanks you should have joined us LOL
    savoring time in the kitchen oh you will like this one LOL
    Victoria thanks chef

  18. I love the idea of the creamy avocado with fresh sweet berries! Very pretty Rebecca.

  19. What a deliciously colorful salad! Great flavors!

  20. Rebecca,

    This is completely my kind of salad. I adore avocados! How was your trip back from India? Hopefully it went smoothly!

  21. What a nice salad idea! I know, good olive oil is key, isn't it? I love avocado oil, too-- it would also work well in this salad I bet! Lovely variety of textures in this dish, as well-- will try!

  22. What a nice combination of sweet berries with those creamy avocados . . . so fresh and healthy for us too!

  23. What a lovely and healthy dish!

    I'd love to get together when you come in town--maybe have lunch! Email me info plans and we'll work something out!

  24. Kim aw thanks so much
    Joanne thanks
    Janice I need to eat them more lol
    Sophie smiles
    Julie it was fun overall will chat on wednesday
    Sushma thanks
    Kulsum so true and thanks for stopping by
    the food hound oh i need to try avocado oil sounds great
    bella thanks
    spicy perspective cool will email u



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