I originally posted this recipe about 10 years ago. When I went to look at it just now, to relegate it to history, I noticed all the comments from other bloggers. It used to be the custom to read and comment faithfully on other food bloggers’ posts. I had a list…..
Because I can never resist a brief meander down memory lane I clicked on all of the links.
Only one, out of 11 is still blogging.
Another one quit as recently as a year ago, but most stopped in 2010 or 2011.
I must have missed that memo…..
One other thing….
The original recipe had cherry tomatoes rather than artichoke hearts. I can now get wonderful, marinated artichoke hearts from Italy so I use them with abandon.
But salads are a lot like soups – add what you like.
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Avocado, Artichoke Heart and Feta Salad
This is an easy, first course salad coming together in just 10 minutes. You could add a hard boiled egg and a baguette for a light lunch.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Salad
- lettuce for 2 small salads, washed and spun dry
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted, removed from shell, sliced
- 3oz (90gr) marinated artichoke hearts, sliced if large
- 2oz (60gr) feta, crumbled
- 1/4 cup Greek olives or any olives you fancy, sliced
- Tarragon Vinaigrette:
- 3 tbs salad olive oil
- 1 tbs tarragon white wine vinegar
- 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1 tbs fresh chives or 1 tsp dried
- 1 tbs fresh tarragon or 1 tsp dried
- Tarragon Vinaigrette
- In small bowl whisk vinegar and mustard.
- Slowly whisk in olive oil. When incorporated add herbs and whisk to combine.
- Put lettuce, artichoke hearts, olives and feta into a bowl.
- Add 2 – 3 tbs vinaigrette and toss gently to combine.
- Divide onto 2 plates.
- Add sliced avocado, half to each plate.
- Drizzle avocado with a bit more vinaigrette.
- Serve, any remaining vinaigrette on the side.
I always add less vinaigrette than i think will be needed – and it’s usually enough. One can always drizzle on more.
Keywords: salad, avocado, artichoke hearts
I absolutely abhor bugs of any kind in the house.
Outside, however, I find them rather fascinating…. Even spiders.
Some of you may even remember when I posted this pretty spider hanging around my sage:
She was quite large, probably 2″ in length so I was very brave – for me.
The other day, before the high winds and torrential rains destroyed the flowers, I saw this pretty green bug on a peony.
I watched and snapped and watched and snapped….
The neighbors must have wondered why I was sitting on the ground in front of my peony bush for so long….
A new religion? Church of the Exalted Peony?
He was in and out of the petals and did a complete circuit of the peony before coming back to the same spot.
I finally got this:
As usual, I don’t know what it is.
No need….. I just appreciate the beauty.