Avocado, Smoked Salmon & Grapefruit Salad
Another glorious day in London! I spent the whole day busy cooking, so, basically my time was spent in the kitchen, preparing dishes for this week’s Royal Selangor – Get Your Jelly On– 30-day Challenge. 2 more weeks to go! Can’t believe it has gone passed really fast, halfway through now. Not bad that I am still doing my daily post and I have been using Royal Selangor Pewter Jelly Mould a lot! It is really handy to make food into interesting shape which we usually don’t
For lunch, I made a really quick and tasty salad that uses only 3 ingredients – avocado, smoked salmon and grapefruit. These are some of my favourite ingredients in making salad. I particularly love grapefruit as it kind of reminds me of pomelo, though the taste isn’t quite the same. I could have used pomelo but that would mean to make a special trip to Chinatown, so, I stick to grapefruit.
What is important in making this dish is the balance of flavours – as smoked salmon is slightly salty, the citrusy taste of grapefruit pairs it so well that it does not only cut down the saltiness but gives a really light and refreshing taste to the whole dish. I made a really simple dressings to go with it too as I want to preserve as much of the original flavours as possible. Making this salad takes you less than 15 minutes!
For the Avocado, Smoked Salmon & Grapefruit Salad:
1 avocado, cut into cubes
150g smoked salmon, cut into strips
1 white grapefruit, cut into segments
For the Dressing:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1. Put avocado into the jelly mould and fill up to 1/3 full. Then, layer the smoked salmon until it is 2/3 full. Add the grapefruit until the mould is full. Press to make sure it is compact.
2. Turn out the ingredients from the mould carefully into cone shape. Driz
Yuuuumm!!! Smoked salmon and avocado rock, and I like the grapefruit twist too!
Thank you! 😉
It is still cold down here. Now I know where the warm weather has gone to! Enjoy the last bit the sunshine before winter. Addicted to your daily jelly mould creations.
This week, we are entering autumn slowly but surely. 🙁
such a beautiful presentation! Good work dear