Cook the Book Fridays: Spring Avocado and Berry Salad from Everyday Dorie

Spring Avocado and Berry Salad from Everyday Dorie on a white plate.This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and was a great lunch option for me during online teaching this week!

Though it’s got a lot going on (berries, grapefruit, avocado, pink peppercorns, cilantro, basil) if you have all the ingredients on hand, it comes together very quickly. What might take the longest is to have these ingredients all on hand at the same time (pink peppercorns anyone? Actually we had those!) and to have the avocado ripe 😉

I lucked out this week and managed to have early Ontario strawberries, one perfect Ruby grapefruit, a *just* ripe avocado and a lime – I was just missing the herbs. On my daily coffee walk/ break (important to take a break from hours of online teaching!), I picked up a small bunch of basil and some cilantro to finish this off. This was perfect as a late lunch with some toasted baguette – sweet and tart and bright.

Not a combo I would have thought of, personally, but one I’ll remember when I happen to have these ingredients in the house (most likely a little bit later in the spring/ summer).

Close up of Spring Avocado and Berry Salad from Everyday Dorie.

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Spring Avocado and Berry Salad on page 97 of Everyday Dorie.

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5 thoughts on “Cook the Book Fridays: Spring Avocado and Berry Salad from Everyday Dorie”

  1. So glad you enjoyed this…living in California we have strawberries and avocados just about year round so I sooo wanted to love it. I am guessing it was the grapefruit I didn’t really care for in it.

  2. I agree with you about taking a break from the screen. I was buying all the ingredients on the same day and was so thankful that the store had ripe avocados. This was not a home run for us.

  3. Glad to know this salad works. It is an odd combination. Your strawberries look gorgeous. We still have Driscoll and I can’t bring myself to buy them. Usually at this time of year I am in France and the berries are to die for as you know.


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