I knew from the moment that Megan posted this months optional Tyler Florence Fridays recipe, Avocado, Cilantro and White Onion Salad, that I would be eating this alone. The kids wouldn't touch it. And while it is basically a deconstructed guacamole without the heat, too much avocado would not appeal to the husband.
I, on the other hand, would enjoy the melting softness of the avocado, the tang of the onion and that wonderful flavor that is cilantro. Bring it on!
Aside from significantly reducing the recipe (what is on this plate is what I made, plus some left over dressing), I changed the onion from white to red. I like red onions and can eat them raw. White onions I can eat cooked but that's it.
I'm actually eating the salad as I write this, paired with a fillet of salmon that I pan fried and let get chilled. The saltiness of my salmon is balanced by the refreshness of the onion and avocado, and I never say no to cilantro. I do think the salad needs something to accompany it though, as otherwise it would be too much.
So pretty, easy to make, and good for company. Provided they like avocado and cilantro.
I'm not going to post the recipe for this one, it is available at Tyler Florence Friday's, where you will shortly see this post listed with a bunch of others for this week's edition of Tyler Florence Fridays.