If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may have just been slapped in the face with a sense of déjà vu. This recipe and this photo, they both look familiar, oui? Oui. Because guess what, I’ve finally run out of ideas for things to blog about.
BWAHAHAHAHA! As IF!
You ain’t that lucky buddy. True, this is an old recipe but I have my reason for re-posting and my reason comes in the form of my gorgeous pseudo-sister, Jade.
A little history about catty….
I’ve lived in every capital city in Australia except for Darwin and Adelaide (and no offence but um, I don’t particularly feel an evolutionary urge to move there). And yes, I’ve even lived in Hobart. But hey we’re not here to talk about where I’ve lived, that was just me showing off 🙂
In 1997, I moved from Brisbane to Perth and lived with Jade and her parents on and off for about four or five years. Jade and I shared everything from chores to clothes to make-up and even one bathroom. For better or worse, we lived like sisters and predictably, we argued like sisters. Luckily we never argued over boys because as much as us girls crow about HOES OVER BROS, sadly it’s usually the bro who wins over the hoe, leaving shattered remnants of what could once have been a beautiful friendship.
Well thank goodness Jade and I have different taste in guys… (although hi Sammy! I adore you!)
Jade is the closest thing I’ve had to a sister and despite the fact that we haven’t lived in the same house or state or country for about eight years, our relationship hasn’t aged a day and as soon as we are within 10 feet of each others’ personal space, we regress to being ridiculously giggly 18 year old girls, painting our toenails and gossiping about everybody.
Yes hi, anyone who’s in Perth reading this blog yes we talked about YOU.
Anyway, Jade and her man Sammy are gallivanting around Europe and have been staying with us since last week. As you might expect, I’ve cooked a thing or two – the highlight being a medium-rare piece of steak which Jade cringed at (she doesn’t like the redness) and take note: where everyone else would have said “oh poor Jade, let me cook that more for you” I said “too bad” and she had to eat it masked in sauce. Well it’s not gonna kill her.
Big sisters suck and I love being one.
Actually, the real highlight was that they loved my avocado, spring onion and toasted almond salad, tossed in a honey and mustard dressing. I promised to share the recipe with Jade ~ I actually showed her how to make it but if I remember correctly, that brain, it’s a sieve. So here it is again, my salad in all its green and crispy glory for Jade (and anyone else) to replicate.
Seriously one of the simplest salads to make and guaranteed super duper tasty. Mind you, “super duper tasty” is totally subjective so don’t be suing me or anything.
|Avocado and spring onion salad with toasted almonds|
|3-4 large avocados, peeled and chopped into cubes
4-5 spriggs of spring onion, finely sliced
Whole blanched almonds or almond flakes
1teaspoon olive oil
2 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon mustard
Dried red chilli
Salt and pepper