Monochromatic Summer Salad

I’ve always had a thing for monochromatic design. There’s something that is just so meditative and soothing about the seeming simplicity of it.  This summer salad is the perfect embodiment of  monochromatic art. The monotone color palate formed by the avocado, apple, cucumber and herbs serves to highlight the multidimensional flavor and texture. The tomato and red pepper mix add just the right burst of contrast in terms of color and flavor. And the entire thing takes less than 10 minutes to make. Since this salad is as much about the presentation as it is the flavor, I’m especially pleased to be able to post a beautiful photo of it, courtesy of Binita Patel Photography.



2 plum tomatoes

1 avocado

1 cucumber

1 green apple

juice of half a lime

1 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp Dijon mustard

8 leaves of mint chiffonade

1 tbsp chopped dill

salt, pepper and shichimi togarashi red pepper mix (or cayenne pepper) to taste.

Dice the tomatoes, avocado, cucumber and apple and add to your salad bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime juice, Dijon mustard, rice vinegar, dill and mint. While you continue whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Pour dressing over the salad and add salt, pepper and red pepper mix to taste. Enjoy!

One Response to “Monochromatic Summer Salad”

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