Orange & Avocado Salad
Serves 4 – prep time 15 minutes
4 large juicy oranges
2 small ripe avocados, peeled and stoned
2 teaspoons cardamom pods
2 tablespoons light olive oil
1 tablespoon clear honey
Pinch of ground all spice
2 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Lettuce to garnish
CUT the skin and the white membrane off the oranges. Working over a bowl to catch the juice, cut between the membranes to remove the segments.Slice the avocados and toss gently with the orange segments .Pile on to serving plates.
RESERVE a few whole cardamom pods for garnishing. Crush the remainder using a motar and pestle to extract the seeds or place them in a small bowl and crush with the end of a rolling pin. Pick out and discard the pods.
MIX the seeds with oil, honey, all spice and lemon juice. Season to taste and stir in the reserved orange juice. Garnish the salads with lettuce and the reserved cardamom pods and serve with the dressing spooned over the top.
This is a plateful of antioxidants and you will love every bite, plus…. it’s the perfect for ‘us’ time (hint hint), from preparation, all the way.