Mâche, Avocado and Raspberry Salad with Honey
by eat in my kitchen
This week I can’t get enough berries! When I see all those boxes filled with tiny colourful berries at the market I don’t even know where to start. Raspberries, gooseberries, red currants, strawberries, so much to choose from! Unfortunately, they haven’t reached their peak in sweetness yet due to our disastrous summer weather, but I enjoy them nonetheless. I can’t wait any longer, we only have them for a few months and I don’t want to miss out.
As much as I love to throw these fruits on tarts or enjoy them as a fruity nibbling alternative to chocolate, they are just as good in fresh and crunchy salads. Combined with the slices of a ripe and velvety avocado, they bring some freshness into the mix. Some mâche salad (also known as field salad or lamb’s lettuce) mixed in adds some crunchy bite, perfect for those hot days which I’m still hoping for optimistically. I’ll be in Malta soon, there I will definitely get my boiling hot summer weather but I won’t find my delicate raspberries. Sometimes you can’t have everything in life!
For the 2 of us, I spread a handful of lettuce on 2 plates and coverd each of them with the slices of a quarter of a soft avocado and 8 raspberries. I wanted to keep the dressing sweet and fruity, you can use either Balsamico vinegar or raspberry vinegar (or mix the two of them). Whisk 3 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of vinegar, add 1/2 a teaspoon of honey and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle over your salad sparingly.