Avocado Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Well hello there 4th of July! You crept up on me like a sloth on crack. (Go ahead and imagine the greatness. Annnddd carry on.)

Yep. Tomorrow is the 4th, and while I will most likely be celebrating a day off of work with organizing my house (which you all must assume is the size of Downton Abbey the way I carry on) Really though, I need Carson. Like, yesterday.

Anyway, while I will be organizing, you people aught to be having fun! And you might think today’s recipe isn’t fun because there are anchovies in it.

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So. I am officially a buzz kill.  But I think it’s fun.  I get a sick joy out of smashing anchovies and I am afraid of what that means about my personality.  But really! They are so salty and delicious and they add such depth to like, everything they touch.  Also, protein. Am I right?

You people are all “I’ll have chicken for protein.” I’ll just be over here with a jar of anchovies, don’t mind me.

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And Avocados. Seriously, who doesn’t like avocados? (Well, evidently my mother, who also hates anchovies.  So she’s probably going to eat this never.) Avocados are like healthy peoples mayonnaise.  I can get down with that.

IMG_4333But the real reason I love this salad, is because it’s monochromatic.  It’s gorgeously green and vibrant – every ingredient looks like it belongs together.  Like a well picked flower arrangement, this salad is just plain gorgeous.

And now you know I’ve officially lost my mind as beauty has become a factor in what I eat.  My house is such a mess that the only pretty I see in the world is on my plate. (Okay that was dramatic and false. Someone get me a xanax already.)

Avocado Salad with Anchovy Dressing

By Whitney, July 3, 2013

Avocado Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Toss the avocado, romaine and parsley together and set aside. Grind the anchovy and garlic in a morter and pestle until it becomes a paste.  Put paste in a mason jar.  Add the salt and pepper, olive oil, shallots, vinegar and mustard. Place the lid firmly on the mason jar and shake into oblivion.  Pour over salad.

Love,

Whit

 

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One Response to Avocado Salad with Anchovy Dressing

  1. Don’t we all need our own Carson. Mrs Patmore would be nice too – for those “Don’t you DARE ask me what’s for dinner” days. Good luck with the house.

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