10 Aug, 2018

Avocado Salad

10 Aug, 2018

2 teaspoons fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (cooked well and rinced)
2 ripe avocados, chopped in squares
1/4 cup minced chives or green onion
1 ripe mango

Smash the basil and salt into a paste in a mortar and pestle. Gradually work in the olive oil, and then the lemon juice.

Toss the garbanzo beans with 2 tablespoons of the basil oil mix, taste, and season if needed. Arrange on a platter or in a bowl. Just before serving, cut the avocado into squares along with the mango and mix everything together. Drizzle with a bit more of the oil, and sprinkle on the chives. A final drizzle of oil might be needed, and perhaps a bit more lemon juice. Enjoy!

Serves 4