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FRESH TOMATO AND AVOCADO SALAD PLATTER

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FRESH TOMATO AND AVOCADO SALAD PLATTER WITH GORGONZOLA CHEESE , BALSAMIC VINEGAR, AND OLIVE OIL

4 to 6 servings

 

  • 1 crisp head Boston or bibb lettuce, cleaned, dried, core removed, and separated into individual leaves, or crisp leaf lettuce as desired
  • 2 firm ripe large tomatoes, cored and cut into thin wedges or thinly sliced
  • 2 firm ripe avocados, peeled, seeds removed, thinly sliced and immediately sprinkled with   lemon juice to prevent discoloration
  • Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar or red or white wine vinegar as desired
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Crumbled Gorgonzola or Roquefort or Stilton or blue cheese as desired, at room temperature
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or Italian parsley (no stems) for garnish (optional)

 

Arrange lettuce leaves on a serving platter.  Alternately arrange tomato wedges or slices and  avocado slices over lettuce leaves. Sprinkle vegetables lightly with salt and pepper to taste.  Drizzle desired amount of olive oil and balsamic vinegar over vegetables (do not add too much  as too much oil and vinegar will make tomatoes and avocados soggy).  Liberally sprinkle crumbled cheese over salad.  Garnish platter with chopped fresh parsley or Italian parsley, if desired.   Serve immediately.

 

Variations: Add 1 small sweet onion (Vidalia or other sweet variety), peeled, sliced     horizontally, and separated into rings, or 6 to 8 green onions, sliced on-the-diagonal (include some green tops) to the salad platter.

 

Add 1 green pepper, core and seeds removed, thinly sliced horizontally, and separated into rings, or cut into a julienne (very thin) 1-inch strips

 

Scatter several pitted ripe/black olives or other desired olives over the salad platter.

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