Weekend Recipe: Avocado Salad with Tomato and Radish | KCET
Weekend Recipe: Avocado Salad with Tomato and Radish
Buttery avocados demand an acidic dressing to cut their richness. Cook's Illustrated was able to emulsify a highly acidic vinaigrette with a bit of mayonnaise to ensure cling.
To add textural contrast, we steered clear of leafy greens and relied on crunchier vegetables and juicy fruits. Arranging the dressed avocado chunks below the other ingredients maximized visual appeal by preventing the avocado from turning the salad murky.
Avocado Salad with Tomato and Radish
1 large shallot, sliced thin
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
½ teaspoon mayonnaise
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 avocados, halved, pitted and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
12 ounces cherry tomatoes, quartered
3 radishes, sliced thin
½ cup chopped fresh basil
3 ounces ricotta salata, shaved thin
More Weekend Recipes
Crumbled feta cheese can be substituted for the ricotta salata.
1. Place shallot in 2 cups ice water and let stand for 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
2. Whisk vinegar, garlic, mayonnaise, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper in nonreactive bowl until mixture appears milky and no lumps remain. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in oil. (Dressing should appear homogeneous, glossy and slightly thickened, without pools of oil on surface.)
3. Gently toss avocados, 2 tablespoons dressing and ½ teaspoon salt in bowl. Transfer avocados to large platter or individual plates.
4. Toss shallot, tomatoes, radishes and basil with remaining dressing. Spoon tomato mixture over avocados and sprinkle with ricotta salata. Serve immediately.
Want recipes and food news emailed directly to you? Sign up for the Food newsletter here!
KCET and PBS SoCal celebrate February 2020 as Black History Month with new programs that honor the legacy of African Americans.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators began the arduous -- and likely months-long -- task today of determining what caused the Calabasas helicopter crash that killed him and eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter.
Here are five of the lesser-known historic sites that are within a stone’s throw of El Camino Real – and just as historic as the missions that it once connected.
For better, or for worse, Kobe Bryant was ours. The MVP delivered five championships, five parades and more importantly, an immeasurable supply of memories that I and the rest of Los Angeles will undoubtedly cherish forever.
- 1 of 233
- next ›