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Avocado Salad with Garlicky Anchovy Vinaigrette

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The tangy, garlicky anchovy dressing is fantastic with creamy, buttery avocado, crispy red lettuce and tender red radish cress. The dressing really brings the boring lettuce salad to life and it packs full of flavours. Plus it just takes 15 minutes to prepare. If desired, add some prawns or smoked salmon for the protein boost.

Anchovy Garlic VinaigretteSalad
  • 6 Anchovy fillets in olive oil
  • 2 Large garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 6 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 head Salad leaves of your choice (I used Salanova red butter lettuce)
  • 1 Red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 Avocados, peeled and halved
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro (or parsley, mint) chopped
  • Red radish cress
  1. Put anchovy fillets, garlic cloves, red-wine vinegar, lemon juice, red onion, Dijon mustard, and coarse salt in a blender. Let stand 10 minutes. With blender running, pour in extra-virgin olive oil in a slow, steady stream and blend until emulsified. Season with freshly ground pepper.
  2. Place the salad leaves and sliced red onions in a large serving platter and dress with 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette.
  3. Halve and pit the avocados. Carefully peel off the skin and place them, cut-side up, on the dressed salad. Spoon a teaspoonful of the vinaigrette into each avocado half. Sprinkle chopped cilantro and cress on top.

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DEZMOND 2/1/23 21:03

Love that wooden dish! Do you know that I have never had me an avocado?

Marissa 2/1/23 22:11

You are speaking my language with this creamy, crunchy, umami rich salad, Angie! SO GOOD! Happy New Year, friend!

My name is Erika. 2/1/23 23:27

I like the "goal" you mentioned in my comment. Making days less stressful is never a bad idea. And this salad looks great. I like the idea of adding anchovies. I need to try that. hugs-Erika

Cooking Julia 2/1/23 23:55

This is a great avocado salad, one of my favorites!

Mbul Kecil 2/1/23 23:58

Wow looks yummy! Avocado with anchovy sauce is a new for me....but in a great idea...I usualy eat anchovy just with rice and fried peanut ^^

Brian's Home Blog 3/1/23 00:08

I'm not sure about the anchovy thing but I'd give it a go!

Anne in the kitchen 3/1/23 00:17

I would also leave off the anchovy, but the rest of the salad sounds delicious.

Tom 3/1/23 01:26

...I rarely have avocados.

J.P. Alexander 3/1/23 01:28

Uy adoro el aguacate. Te mando un beso.

The Yum List 3/1/23 01:52

Happy New Year! Hope 2023 brings you many blessings.

Hada de las Rosas 3/1/23 03:25

Seems delicious!
Happy new Year!

Lola Martínez 3/1/23 09:24

La vinagreta le da una nueva vida a la ensalada. En casa nos encanta el aguacate, por eso en este caso que tiene tanto protagonismo, será la ensalada ideal para nosotros.
Un beso.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 3/1/23 10:56

I love avocado's, however I'm not too keen on anchovies, so I might have to miss those out. A tasty sounding recipe though! :)

Nancy Chan 3/1/23 12:56

Beautiful avocado salad. Avocado is not cheap here.

Anonymous 3/1/23 13:25

Sounds amazing. My husband, who is an anchovy lover, would love this salad. It's Judee from Gluten Free A-Z Blog

Eva Taylor 3/1/23 13:37

OMG! I just figured out why I haven’t been able to comment signed in to Google! So silly, my phone was capitalizing the “H” in http! Crazy! Anyway, I’m back to being able to comment with my name and URL!
This salad looks wonderful, perfect for a cold winter day filled with outdoor activities.

Bill 3/1/23 18:09

I love avocados but would skip the anchovy part.


Qu'elle me plait cette salade à l'avocat et aux anchois !

roentare 3/1/23 23:10

So healthy looking! Yummy looking too

Raymund 3/1/23 23:11

Now thats one gorgeous avocado salad

2pots2cook 4/1/23 09:39

Love it! Will try for sure!

Javier 4/1/23 15:03

I absolutely love avocado, therefore I plead absolute fan of this marvellous salad and this yummy vinaigrette

Happy New Year!

tigerfish 4/1/23 16:45

I usually have my avocado as-is. Recently, my friend prepared avocado with a wee bit of soy sauce and I enjoyed it! So I am so sure this avocado salad with salty garlicky anchovy dressing - the balance of earthy, nutty, savory will be superb.

Pam 4/1/23 19:05

What a terrific combination!

Paolina 4/1/23 19:41

un'insalata molto bella, proverò i tuoi condimenti, saranno saporitissimi!

speedy70 4/1/23 19:42

Molto invitante, adoro l'avocado!!!

David 4/1/23 20:21

Angie, My wife would kill for this salad. With my need to avoid greens, she'd either have to make it for company or order it out...if she could find such a lovely creation. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Chef Mimi 5/1/23 02:03

I wish more people would try anchovies, instead of being scared of them! They’re so flavorful. Love love love this salad and dressing. A wonderful combination!

Rainbow Evening 5/1/23 18:14

I just eat avocado with ice cream or condensed milk...
I'll try your recipe.... Thank you for sharing


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