My Favourite Salads
Avocado (Persia americana) is one of those fruits that I never plan to use, ahead of time. Some people refer to it as alligator pear. The most outstanding fact is the presence monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature but begin to solidify if temperature is lowered. They are preferable to other types of fat and can be found in olives, olive oil, nuts, peanut oil, canola oil and avocados. Foods containing monounsaturated fats reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, also known as the bad cholesterol.
Sesame oil, especially the toasted one, is used as a flavour enhancer in foods. It’s used for stir-frying meats or vegetables, sautéing, or seasoning. It’s also great in pickles and condiments. It has a strong, lingering aroma so should be used sparingly. The salad I’m sharing today has sesame-flavoured brown rice, with green onions and avocado with yoghurt dressing. It’s a healthy and filling salad that I ate a lot during summer, for lunch. I hope you’ll love it. Wish you a fantastic weekend.
Divide the rice onto 4 plates, arrange the avocados and grapefruits, drizzle dressing over avocado and grapefruit and serve as a side.
The salad was very filling. I had it for lunch with some Bbq Meat. It was delicious
Brown Rice Avocado and Grapefruit Salad
Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 40 minutes; Serves: 4
- 200g (1 cup) brown rice
- 1½ cups water or stock
- Salt and pepper taste
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 2-3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 2-4 green onions thinly sliced
- ½ cup shredded cilantro (coriander leaves)
- 2 avocados
- 2 red grapefruits
- 60ml (¼ cup, 4 tablespoons) plain yoghurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook rice as per the following instructions. (Can be prepared ahead of time)
- Cut avocados in half, remove the seed and scoop out the flesh with a spoon and slice them.
- Peel and segment the grapefruits.
- Shake all dressing ingredients in a small jar and season to taste.
- Divide the rice onto 4 plates, arrange the avocados and grapefruits, drizzle dressing over avocado and grapefruit and serve as a side.
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Looks delicious!!! I love avocado!!! :)) Definitely I’ll try it! Thank you!!!
I hope you found time to try it! Pleasant weekend to you!
Shared this on face book. Look good.
Thanks for sharing!!!
Now brown rice I make regularly (guess what I am heating up right now). I have paired it with avocado (and mint usually) but GRAPEFRUIT?! What a genius idea!
Thank you. Avocado can be bland, sometimes. Have a great week!
I find it very hard to use avocado as I never know if it’s going to be ripe or rotten when I open it. A good one is like winning the lottery.
I’ve been so lucky of late. I buy them unripe and keep them for a few days. I’ve certainly been winning avocado lottery. Have a great week!
Interesting combination, I like this idea of your yoghurt dressing.
Thank you, Best wishes!
Fab recipe and so wholesome too!
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Sorry I took so long to respond to your message. Let me see what the challenge is all about. Have a good weekend!
This is the challenge. Here is the link! Ciao
Thank you Gal, I’ll check it out just now! Best wishes,
Now there is a combination! I would never, ever think to put those ingredients together – especially the grapefruit and avocado! It does look refreshing I must say. Good one Liz. You continue to amaze me with your consistency in posting on your blog and the great photos and recipes! I’m taking a blogging break to pursue another endeavor which is sure taking a ton of my time, but will be well worth it in the end. We had a gorgeous day again here today, just like a summer day. I have noticed that our summers seem to grow longer into the autumn while spring can be slow to come sometimes. I wonder if that is all part and parcel of global warming? It really does frighten me when I see shows on TV talking about what “could” happen. I guess the truth of it is no one really knows for sure! Hope you are having a lovely autumn…do you get all those fabulous reds and golds and yellows in your trees in the fall?
The fabulous reds and golds and yellow will be at peak in some two or so weeks. I haven’t taken a walk in the forest though, but my bushes and small trees are still intact. I think citrus fruit and avocado is a great combination because avocado can be rather bland. And the global warming thing is a reality. There is no way the world would ever get better because there is so much interference with the natural ecosystems, cutting down of forests, billions of livestock and chicken emitting methane, smoking industries, ever-growing landfills, advancements in science like nuclear energy and GMOs, inevitably, the climate must change, how it will change is what we may not know but we can predict. I hope I live to see the changes! Happy Thanksgiving!
Looks beautiful, too bad I don’t like avocado!
I love avocado in salad and smoothie, especially breakfast smoothie. It’s very filling. Enjoy the rest of the week!