Avocado and Artichoke Salad

I’m always looking for new salad combinations, and this one is has great flavor.  We don’t always want a lettuce based salad, but really, here’s what happened – I cut into an avocado before it was ripe enough, and didn’t want to throw it out!  (It’s a familiar theme with some of my recipe creations.)  We had a cucumber, a partially used jar of marinated artichoke bottoms, an onion from the garden, and lots of fresh herbs.

Avocado and Artichoke Salad

Avocado and Artichoke Salad

Ingredients

  • Garlic clove
  • English (or hot house) cucumber, sliced
  • Partially ripe avocado, sliced
  • Marinated artichoke bottoms (sliced) or marinated artichoke quarters
  • Sliced red onion
  • Fresh basil, lots
  • Fresh oregano, few leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Hot pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut garlic clove in half, and rub the inside of the bowl with it.
  2. Add the next 6 ingredients to the bowl and toss.
  3. Drizzle with oil, and season. Toss again.
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