In Chile the avocados are plentiful. And all of them beyond flavorful. Walk through a Chilean ‘feria’, a farmer’s market, and you’ll see. You’re likely to hear “Paltas! Tengo paltas a buen precio! Paltas!” as you pass by each overflowing vegetable stand overflowing. Stop and check out the produce. A few avocados will be sliced in half- Relish in their sharp greens and yellows.
“Paltas” as the chileans call avocados (aguacate in most other Spanish speaking countries), are for sale at each stand. Sold by the kilo and at great prices- 5,000 pesos for a kilo, ($9.00 for 2 lbs) that it’s no wonder there are so many delicious avocado recipes made in Chile. Combine that with the hot desert temperatures that blow through in the Summers and you have an excuse to enjoy all the light Summer salads you can manage!
Avocado Celery Salad
This salad is quick and easy to make. It only requires 5 ingredients and everything is probably already sitting in your pantry! Plus, it’s light and healthy. The perfect Summer salad that pairs nicely with the heat.
Just mix together lemon juice, olive oil salt, celery and avocado and you have a ready-made salad full of all kinds of good health benefits.
Wondering what the best way to cube an avocado is?
Slice your avocado in half. Pull out the big seed and cut lines into the avocado flesh horizontally and vertically, creating a tic-tac-toe pattern. The avocado cubes will scoop out easily and perfectly with a spoon.
Add the cubed avocados to your salad last so that they don’t get mushy and retain some of that nice cubing when served. Allow the salad to sit and the celery and avocado to absorb in the flavors.
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