Crab Mango and Avocado Salad

I first encountered a crab mango salad at Fringale, the exquisite French-Basque restaurant on 4th St. in San Francisco. Recently at a restaurant in LA I had another delicious crab mango salad, this time with avocado and surrounded by peeled ruby red grapefruit sections. I ’ve been dreaming about it ever since! Ingredients For the […]

Avocado Heirloom Tomato Salad

Years ago when Mark Bittman was still at the New York Times, he did a write up of simple meals ready in 10 minutes or less. This avocado tomato salad would have been my entry, but you can make it in five minutes or less, and that would include picking the chives and tomato from the garden. […]

Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Remoulade

“Bacon” variety avocados are in season in the winter; lighter in flavor than the more popular Haas variety, these large, thin-skinned avocados are exceptionally creamy and are perfect for using in sauces. While remoulade is typically made with mayonnaise, in this case we ’ve substituted the mayo with avocado and seasoned it with lime juice. […]

Avocado Lettuce Tomato Sandwich (ALT)

Have you ever written a list of your favorite foods? Avocado is at the top of my list. Yes of course there are other favorites—artichokes, blueberries, a good steak—but avocado is queen of them all. As long as I can remember, my family has always had avocados in the house, either out on the counter […]

Pesto Pasta with Spinach and Avocado

The great thing about making a big batch of pesto is that you can easily dip into it to dress up a meal. Here we are elevating a simple side of pasta and pesto with the additions of chopped baby spinach, peas, and avocado.  I don ’t usually think of avocado when I think of pasta, […]