Haitian Avocado Salad

Haitian Avocado Salad
by Recipes from Around the World

1 large ripe avocado
4 slices fresh pineapple (or a medium sizes can, drained)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice (or lime juice if your prefer)
a few lettuce leaves *I like iceburg lettuce, shredded or even cabbage or a pre-made coleslaw*
a little chopped parsley *I also like cilantro*
salt and pepper

*Add tuna, nuts or cottage cheese to make a more substantial meal.  I don’t do this, but the recipe I started with tells you too.

  1. Slice round the avocado to open it and taking out the stone.  Peel off the skin and cut the flesh into small pieces.
  2. Remove the skin from the fresh pineapple and cut the fruit into chunks.  If using tuna, cottage cheese or nuts place these in a bowl with the avocado.
  3. In a separate container whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper with a fork to make the dressing.
  4. Pour this over the salad and stir gently.  Place the lettuce leaves on a flat dish and cover them with the avocado and pineapple mixture, garnishing with parsley.
  5. Serve with hot bread, potatoes or cracked wheat.  Or as a side dish/salad or whatever you’d like!

*Also tastes good in a wrap for an easier “to go” option!

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