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Easy & Tropical End-of-Winter Salad 0

Posted on April 07, 2010 by crankycheryl

Among the 5 or 6 fresh fruits or vegetables that E. will eat are mangoes, which is just a kick in the pants to an aspiring Vermont localvore mom.  But I love them too, so we’ve often got one or two around.

And now, while we’re waiting for those first wonderful local greens of the year, why not throw a couple things together for a salad that’s light and bright and will lend a spark to whatever you serve it with.

This is such an easy little recipe that I keep checking it over to see what I forgot.  It’s all there, but  if you like you could go ahead and add some sliced red onion (I don’t terribly care for its strong flavor with fresh fruit), or some toasted pepitas.  Some goat cheese or manchego wouldn’t hurt.

Easy & Tropical End-of-Winter Salad
Serves 4

Rip into 2″ pieces then rinse and dry:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce

Toss lettuce with:

  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • sprinkle of kosher salt
  • 2 or 3 grinds of freshly ground pepper
  • sprinkle of cayenne or chili powder (optional)

Cut into large dice:

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 ripe avocado

Place fruit on top of the lettuce and serve.

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