Avocado Pistachio Salad with My Favorite Dressing

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How to Cut an Avocado - Avocado Pistachio Salad with My Favorite VinaigretteEveryone has a food that they could eat every single day and never get sick of it.  Well mine is this salad. It’s easy, sweet, salty, tart, creamy, crunchy, healthy, and fresh all in one!

How to Cut an Avocado

How to Cut an Avocado - Avocado Pistachio Salad with My Favorite Vinaigrette

Run your knife carefully around the middle of the avocado, there is a hard pit in the middle that you can’t cut through.

How to Cut an Avocado - Avocado Pistachio Salad with My Favorite Vinaigrette

Twist the two halves to separate them from the pit.

How to Cut an Avocado - Avocado Pistachio Salad with My Favorite Vinaigrette

Put a towel between the avocado and your hand to avoid a bloody mishap. Push the blade of your knife into the pit until it gets stuck.

How to Cut an Avocado - Avocado Pistachio Salad with My Favorite Vinaigrette

Twist the knife until the pit pops free, then pull it out and remove it carefully from the knife using the towel.

How to Cut an Avocado - Avocado Pistachio Salad with My Favorite Vinaigrette

Scoop the good stuff out using a spoon.

How to Cut an Avocado - Avocado Pistachio Salad with My Favorite Vinaigrette

It’s all yours to cut and eat! Yummy.

Avocado Tips

To store half:  Keep the pit inside that half and wrap tightly in foil to keep it from browning.  You can also keep avocados from browning using lemon or lime juice. 

To select the best avocado: Choose according to when you plan to eat it.  Within the next day or two- pick one that is slightly soft to the touch.  In a couple days- grab one that is firm and let it sit on the counter top to ripen.  To stop an avocado from ripening, put it in the refrigerator.  Avocados are very versatile because you can control their ripening using your counter top and refrigerator.

Avocado Pistachio Salad with My Favorite Dressing
Serves 1
My favorite go-to salad that's easy, sweet, salty, tart, creamy, crunchy, healthy, and fresh all in one!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
For the Vinaigrette
  1. 1/2 cup good Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
  2. 1/4 cup White Wine Vinegar
  3. 2 Tablespoon Agave Nectar**
  4. 1 Tablespoons Water
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
Salad for One
  1. 2 big handfuls of Mixed Greens
  2. 1 Tablespoon Shelled Pistachios
  3. 1 Tablespoon Dried Cranberries
  4. 1/2 Avocado, cubed
  5. 1 Tablespoon good Shaved Parmesan (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a container and lightly shake until mixed.
  2. Assemble salad and drizzle dressing on top.
Notes
  1. *When it comes to Extra Virgin Olive Oil, get the best stuff you can find for salad dressings.
  2. **You could use honey instead of agave if that's what you already have.
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