Friday, July 24, 2009

avocado nectarine salad with crispy shallots

this is a salad that i whipped up for lunch earlier this week. i was at the store and needed lunch and picked up these ingredients on a whim. this salad isn't earth shattering, but i do think it provides a delightful combination of flavors and textures - a little sweet, a little tart, a creamy avocado and a nice little crunch of shallots. so here you go...quick, easy, fresh and yummy!

avocado and nectarine salad with crispy shallots

handful baby spinach
1 avocado, sliced
1 nectarine, sliced
1 small shallot, thinly sliced
juice of 1/2 lemon
olive oil
salt and pepper

heat a splash of oil in a small pan and add the shallot with a pinch of salt. cook over medium-high heat, stirring often until the shallots are nicely brown and starting to crisp.

place spinach in a bowl. top with avocado and nectarine slices. dress with the lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. toss and add coarse salt and pepper to taste. top with shallots and enjoy!


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