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Avocado and onion salad (and a giveaway!)

This is Week #22 of my 2011 cooking challenge! Click here to view all recipes from this challenge. All recipes created for this challenge come from the Food and Wine Annual Cookbook 2010: An Entire Year of Recipes.

I'm a day late getting this posted. Life is kinda crazy for my family. My son's surgery is a week from tomorrow, and I'm not handling it the best. I want it to be over with, but mostly I don't want it to happen at all. So, while attempting to deal with those conflicting feelings, I'm also carrying a full-time job, being a mom and a wife, maintaining my blogs, cooking, photographing, trying to sleep.. One thing that has gotten pushed to the back burner in the past week is my perusing/commenting on others' blogs. Please be patient with me, and know that I am so grateful that your eyes glance at our little blog on occasion!

As a BIG THANK YOU for reading, and for being patient with me while I get through these next few weeks, I would love to give one lucky reader a box full of goodies from Trader Joe's! Here's what you'll get (Orange Flavored Cranberries, Corn & Chile Salsa, Dried Green Mango, Banana Chips, Milk Chocolate Crisps, Dark Chocolate Bar, Liquorice, Sea Salt, Pecans and Gummy Tummies):

To enter, leave a comment on this post saying anything at all!

For additional entries, leave separate comments for any or all of the following:

- Subscribe to our RSS feed.

- Follow us on Twitter.

- Friend us on Facebook.

- Write about this giveaway on your blog, linking back to it.

I will randomly select a winner on June 8th at 6:00 am!


Now onto this simple yet delicious little recipe!

Arrange the following on a serving platter:

3 Hass avocados, thinly sliced

1/4 small red onion, very thinly sliced

In a small bowl, combine:

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Drizzle the dressing over the avocados and onions and serve immediately!

My husband and I sat in front of the tv and ate this entire plate like it was a bowl of popcorn. Except we used forks. And we had really bad breath afterward. :)

Click here for a printable recipe!

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Reader Comments (50)

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This looks have a lovely blog...I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that

06.3.2011 | Unregistered Commenteraarthi

Mmmh that looks delicioius.. and it's done so fast =)

06.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

I also follow you on Twitter! @philskeyholes

06.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

Using your recipes more and more. They are so fun to cook with my husband and to use for entertaining guests. Miss you lots chica. Thinking of you often.

understand how you feel about your son's surgery. Hope that it goes well.

Awesome giveaway! You are so brave to admit having bad breath after eating this salad...LOL!

What a refreshing looking salad!

06.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Simple and easy. Sometimes these just make the tastiest recipes!! My girlfriend had an Avacado salad made in peru very similar to this, but it has diced tomato and lime juice. I recommend it to anyone!

06.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

I love how simple yet so delicious this looks! This giveaway is AMAZING!! Trader Joe's is one of my favorite stores ever. :)

I follow you on twitter! :)

I added you on facebook!

Who doen't love simple?! I never would have thought to put those avocado and onions together, but it looks delicious.

I totally understand when you say you want it over, but you don't want the surgery to happen at all. Ive been in that exact position too. I can remember one time reciting a line from the movie Madeleine - I can do anything over and over. I will be thinking of you and your son.

I adore Trader Joes and am so disappointed that I live thousands of miles away from one. I mean they already have the island-theme uniform, couldn't they just open one near me? Your give-away looks amazing.

I friend-ed you on Facebook.

I am following on Twitter.

I was scrolling though and looked at the picture w/o reading the entry first and I was trying to figure out what on god's green earth you were making with all that stuff from trader joe's and thinking "I just cannot imagine that would taste good..." LOL

06.4.2011 | Unregistered Commenterpaige

Thinking of you as you prepare for your son's surgery. I can't imagine how hard that must be... And thank you for posting all of the Trader Joe products. Can you believe I have never been? But they are opening a store close to us and I have been trying to find recommendations of what to purchase. All of these look great!

06.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda M.

Meg, prayers with all of you this week, as always. Give Elijah hugs and kisses from the crowleys. We Love you guys.

06.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I love your blog! I made those oreo cream cheese cookie bars a while ago and everyone devoured them. Including me!

06.6.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Good thing I love reading your blog, or I wouldn't have noticed my previous comment didn't post!

My girlfriend ate a similar salad in Peru, but with lime and salt sprinkled on top instead of olive oil and vinegar. Sometimes something this simple can just be delicious! Thanks for sharing.

06.7.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

colourful flavours looks wonderful
check out my event food palette series purple

06.7.2011 | Unregistered Commentertorviewtoronto

Just wanted to say that I made this salad tonight to go with our steak and veggies. Sadly (or happily, if you are my husband), it never even made it to the table because my husband ate the entire thing before I could even get it on the table!!!! Thanks for sharing.

06.7.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda M.

I subscribed to your RSS feed just a few moments ago!

06.7.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda M.

I love anything with avocado!! The salad looks great, even though I would probably just pick out the onions and eat the avocados LOL

06.8.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDana

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