So many delicious salad creations come from being hungry and going to the kitchen to make lunch and finding the fruit or veggies I planned to use are gone because someone took them for lunch, the produce is bad (doesn’t happen that often), or the darn avocado or fruit isn’t ripe. Sometimes it’s one of those use up what we have left situations and try to throw something together. I’m not really sure what I was thinking the day this combo was created. All I know is I went to the kitchen to make a salad and then saw the juicy plums sitting there and wanted plums, yogurt, and honey instead. I kept on the path of making a salad and we were out of spinach and I wasn’t in the mood for arugula. We had a few cucumbers to use up and some ripe avocados and I would have paired those with grapefruit but we didn’t have any of those and those darn plums were still starring at me! So added those in and of course the honey, which is optional, and for a little freshness the mint leaves. It was a delicious combination! So yep I made it again the next day, still good, so I decided I had to share it. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner this salad will hit the spot! Yes I said breakfast, if I’m going to have a salad for breakfast it is packed with fruits and veggies but no greens/lettuce.
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Plum Avocado Cucumber Salad with honey and mint (vegan friendly)
Makes 1 serving
1 plum, quartered and halved
6-8″ English cucumber, sliced and quartered
1/2 ripe, but not too soft, avocado
1 TBSP honey, or light agave
1 steam fresh mint leaves
Slice cucumbers in 1/2″- 3/4″ slices, cut the slices into quarters and put into a bowl. Cut the plum into 8th’s and remove pit, cut the slices in half and add to the cucumber. Cut the avocado half into cubes, cut the lime in half and squeeze lime juice on the avocado and then on the plum and cucumbers. Toss the cucumbers and plums with the juice. Add in the avocado and gently toss with the plums and cucumber. Place into bowl or plate to serve if you didn’t have a bowl big enough to make it in. Drizzle with honey and top with sliced/ torn mint leaves. Enjoy!
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