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California Avocados Add Luxury To This Green Bean Salad with Cucumbers & Mint

Green Bean Avocado Salad with Cucumber & MInt


Sometimes I get into trouble with you my gentle readers because I don’t always do “wow” recipes. What I mean is seared scallops can knock it out of the park and many people are cruising the blogs looking for those iconic images to satisfy their tastiest food fantasies. So in my heart, I know today’s Avocado Watercress Salad with Green Beans will surely be a disappointment for those of you looking for truly inspired, gastro-molecular, gravity-defying-stacks of food. But my wallet (and my blood sugar) can’t afford to enjoy these treats on a daily basis.

I also know that several of you nice folks are gonna leave me sweet messages saying how you think all my recipes are “wow”.  To those of you so inclined, I’ll say “Thank You” in advance for those kind words, but there’s really no need to pat my ego this way. Because, as much as I love bringing on the wow-factor every once and again, I honestly enjoy real food and real life here just as much as anything.

Real food and real life includes eating seasonally for me. Prime season for ripe California Avocados starts right now. Which is why I have chosen this Avocado Watercress Salad with Green Beans. It’s fresh and seasonal. It has just a few ingredients; each one chosen to augment the other. While, it’s true that this is “just a salad” I like to think that it is in no way boring. Because you don’t need to switch into zombie mode every time you make a green salad. A salad does not have to limit itself to tomatoes and carrots.


Impressive Simplicity in an Avocado Watercress Salad with Green Beans

Avocado watercress salad with green beans

Sometimes I get into trouble with you my gentle readers because I don’t always do “wow” recipes. What I mean is seared scallops can knock it out of the park and many people are cruising the blogs looking for those iconic images to satisfy their tastiest food fantasies. So in my heart, I know today’s Avocado Watercress Salad with Green Beans will surely be a disappointment for those of you looking for truly inspired, gastro-molecular, gravity-defying-stacks of food. But my wallet (and my blood sugar) can’t afford to enjoy these treats on a daily basis.

I also know that several of you nice folks are gonna leave me sweet messages saying how you think all my recipes are “wow”.  To those of you so inclined, I’ll say “Thank You” in advance for those kind words, but there’s really no need to pat my ego this way. Because, as much as I love bringing on the wow-factor every once and again, I honestly enjoy real food and real life here just as much as anything.

That is why Sippity Sup is often about fresh takes on the familiar. My recipes tend to be simple, modern and colorful, though they have their roots in traditional styles. I find myself attracted to presentations that highlight some aspect of cooking, or perhaps a particular flavor or an ingredient that I love. I am drawn to simple pairings of diverse flavors. I draw on other cultures, but I am a slave to none. I think we should eat healthy, but I prefer classic techniques using real ingredients. Including real fats. I think that a bold hand and a deft palate allow the simple beauty of food to shine. Sometimes what’s not in a recipe can be every bit as important as what is.