Tyler Florence Friday: Megan's August Challenge


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.

10 comments:

Megan said...

Sounds a whole lot better than what I had for lunch - which was a bowl of cereal. How thrilling!

Kim said...

First of all...love that you described it as a deconstructed guacamole. You made me want to eat the salad with chips : ) I also love that you added purple onion. I love purple onion, especially when it's raw AND it just adds much more color to your salad!! Bravo-looks tasty.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Looks gorgeous! I love avocado.

heatherisathome said...

I would be the only one eating it in my house too. But that's ok, just would mean more for myself. I'm going to have to try this.

Joanne said...

Avocado is certainly one of my all time favorite foods. I agree with you that red onion just goes better with this salad. Eating white onions raw is so strange to me!

Pam said...

Beautiful!

Debinhawaii said...

This is a good salad--I think perfect with something from the grill.

Alison said...

Oh, yes...bring on the cilantro!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I've got to give this a try.
Sam

Peabody said...

Well, I am not allergic to the avocado part. :)