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Food Friday

23 shared thoughts
Before I start mumbling about Food Friday, I'd like to announce that starting next week I'll be adding a "Featured in Food Friday" section, which I will be putting on my sidebar (links will stay there for a month). I know, it's nothing original, but I honestly miss adding a deep backlink as a way of thanking our Food Friday players. And that's the truth. I really appreciate the time, linky love, and comments! It's about time I give something back! ♥

I will be using InLinkz random pick (am a foodie, love all the food posts!), which "... uses a well tested random algorithm to pick the number of the submitters requested on (1) as winners. The algorithm is as random as the one from the frequently used" (quote lifted from their blog)

Since this is entirely new for me suggestions are very much welcome. :)


And now, let's continue with the Food Friday post for this week:

The avocado that I bought last Monday was finally ready! Ready for eating, that is...and since I no longer had some salad greens handy, I decided to mix it with what I had: apples and tomatoes. I call that .... uhmmmm ... apple-avocado-tomatoes salad? or AAT salad? or TAA salad? LOL. But whatever it's called, it's now in my 'Favorites List'.

It's really quite simple: halve the ripe (not overripe since it tends to be clingy when really ripe and doesn't hold it's shape) avocados, remove the big seed, remove the skin (I found out that it easily peels off when ripe) and cut into cubes. Next, prepare the apples...I usually remove the skins (am paranoid about the chemicals used, plus my youngest doesn't like eating the skin; if only i can find organically grown ones here!), and the seeds, then slice them into cubes...and next the tomatoes. It's the same: slice and cube. Or you can make any shapes you want. LOL. ;)

For the dressing, I usually make my own: evoo (extra virgin olive oil), dried dill tips, freshly ground black pepper, coarse salt, balsamic vinegar, lime juice (when it's available; if not, I use calamansi juice, but it doesn't taste as nice as the lime juice), granulated garlic, and sesame oil. This time, though, I decided to add chili flakes. I liked it! :)

I so love the the taste of the avocados mixed in with the sweet apples and the tangy that salad dressing....pure bliss! ♥

Preparing it was simple and fast enough. All I had to do was peel, cube, mix, mix, mix...and eat!

Done in less than half an hour (excluding the eating part, of course)! :D
I could have added some nuts to that ... and some salad greens, and mungbean sprouts. Next time.
Hopefully, I'll remember (LOL) to get some, when we go grocery shopping this weekend!

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23 shared thoughts:

girlichef at: Fri Jul 22, 01:26:00 AM GMT+8 said...

That looks really awesome. I never would have thought to mix apple and avocado, but it looks like it works :D

Mirage at: Fri Jul 22, 02:11:00 AM GMT+8 said...

A featured post would be nice, but hey, I may skip at times but this is the second meme I've joined (ph was first) since my blogging career so I truly love FF too!

;) Never tried tomato and avocado yet...but I love mango and tomato! ;)

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze at: Fri Jul 22, 02:12:00 AM GMT+8 said...

This AAT-Salad looks very yummy :) I have to give it a try! LG Tina

say cheese at: Fri Jul 22, 03:57:00 AM GMT+8 said...

good combination!

Julie at: Fri Jul 22, 07:51:00 AM GMT+8 said...

fresh, healthy and light = yummy!

maiylah at: Fri Jul 22, 08:18:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Heather
...i was surprised how i loved the taste since i wasn't really expecting it. lol

thanks, G
...awwww, thanks so much, G! PH was the first meme i joined, too! ♥
...hmmm, tomato and mango sounds you use the ripe or the unripe mangoes?

thanks, Tina
...yes, do give it a try. hope you'll like it!

thanks, Angi
...healthy, too! ;)

thanks, T. Julie
...i so totally agree!

many many thanks for playing again, ladies!
enjoy the rest of the week! ♥

alyssa at: Fri Jul 22, 10:08:00 AM GMT+8 said...

wow.. that's new.. :)) my bf loves salad so i think i'll suggest this to him.. :))

oggi at: Fri Jul 22, 10:43:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I love the combination of avocados and apples plus the chili flakes; sounds really yummy.:)

Luna Miranda at: Fri Jul 22, 11:23:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i'm not very fond of avocado so i may pass on this salad. but your dressing makes my mouth water.;p

maiylah at: Fri Jul 22, 11:44:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Ms. Oggi
...i was surprised i liked the combo! the chili flakes really gave it a bit of a kick, which my eldest son and i loved! :)

thanks, LM
...hehehe, hubby isn't too keen on avocados, too. lol

many thanks again, ladies!
enjoy your weekend! ♥

Vhen at: Fri Jul 22, 11:50:00 AM GMT+8 said...

awwww.. that's new to me... will try that someday heheh!

maiylah at: Fri Jul 22, 02:51:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, alyssa
...clicked your link, but says you're not sharing your profile with anyone. would love to visit you, though.

ps. sorry for the late reply, your comment went to my spam box!

thanks, Vhen
...i hope you can! your cheesy ensaymadas made me regret not buying the ones i saw just a couple of days ago! lol

many thanks again, ladies
enjoy your weeknd! ♥

Jean Soo at: Fri Jul 22, 02:54:00 PM GMT+8 said...

hi maiylah! love yr avocado salad! looks so refreshing & pretty! :)

Jenn at: Fri Jul 22, 09:59:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Ang sarap lagi ng food share mo... sarap siguro maki-kain sa inyo, hehehe. :) Happy weekends!

maiylah at: Fri Jul 22, 10:58:00 PM GMT+8 said...

hi Jean was indeed refreshing! maybe you can try it sometimes. :)

thanks, Jenn
...naku, super liit ng place namin dito...mas maganda pa kain nalang tayo sa labas. picnic-style! LOL

many many thanks for playing again, ladies
much much appreciated! ♥

have a safe and fun weekend!

Arlene at: Sun Jul 24, 12:49:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Hello Mai! I missed this week. I was so busy and when Friday comes i feel i was already too late. ^^ Next weekend nako.

Anway join the WAHM bday give aways. pwede pa kaayo.

Enjoy your weekend!

maiylah at: Sun Jul 24, 05:29:00 AM GMT+8 said...

no probs, Birthday Girl! hehehe...but the linky will be up till Monday night. :)
yup, joined the WAHM giveaway..makadaog pa diay. lol. hopefully. :D

happy weekend, too!

chie of AWOA at: Mon Jul 25, 01:57:00 AM GMT+8 said...

this is new to me...i wonder how this three fruits taste like when mixed together..i might try this.

joining FF for the fist time

maiylah at: Mon Jul 25, 05:07:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, chie
my eldest son and i loved it! my youngest eats them, too, but not too much. he thinks avocados are weird-tasting. lol.
thanks for joining Food Friday, chie
hope to see you again next week!

happy start of the week! ♥

alyssa at: Wed Jul 27, 08:35:00 AM GMT+8 said...

hi.. :) sige i'll change my settings today. :)

maiylah at: Wed Jul 27, 09:40:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, alyssa!

visited your blog and enjoyed reading your posts!
happy 54th monthsary! ♥

Guia Obsum at: Sat Jul 30, 06:43:00 PM GMT+8 said...

this looks yummy! i was wondering what to do with the avocado we had at home last week. i'll try this the next time i buy again. :)

maiylah at: Sun Jul 31, 04:01:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Guia
...yup, do try!
...i've been seeing avocados almost the whole day today, but haven't managed to buy one! :( itching to make this salad again. lol

thanks for the visit!
happy weekend ♥

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