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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bibb & Avocado Salad ala Park Avenue Celebrations

I am honored to be a part of the *Park Avenue Potluck CELEBRATIONS* virutal potluck dinner party that The Naptime Chef is hosting. Kelsey wrote me and asked me if I would take part in this virtual potluck to help spotlight the new cookbook and fundraiser and I emphatically agreed. If you wonder if there is a personal connection, read the 'About' section.

The Park Avenue Potluck CELEBRATIONS is a follow-up to the best selling cookbook, *Park Avenue Potluck*. It is created and authored by members of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), the new cookbook is to be released nationwide this and offers advice on how to celebrate in style with a compilation of sensational recipes, entertaining ideas, party-planning tips, and personal anecdotes from New York’s most celebrated hostesses. Award-winning food writer and contributing* New York Times* columnist *Florence Fabricant* authors and edits each recipe as well as contributes to the book.

In addition to having fun, this virtual dinner party will be supporting the fight against cancer. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of *Park Avenue Potluck CELEBRATIONS* will provide funding for The Society’s patient care, research and education programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Founded in 1946 by a group of pioneering women, The Society strives to bring comfort and care to improve the quality of life of patients treated at the Center.

This would make a thoughtful Christmas Gift! Just Sayin'

Without further ado, here is the Avocado and Bibb Salad. If you want to learn a great way to score the avocado for this salad, watch these two videos: Pitting an Avocado and Scoring an Avocado

Bibb and Avocado Salad
Makes 6 servings

2 ripe but firm avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 small heads Bibb lettuce, cored and trimmed
¼ cup minced chives
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place the avocados in a salad bowl and toss with the lemon juice. Beat the mustard and oil together and add to the bowl. Tear the lettuce into small pieces and place in the bowl. Add the chives, toss, season with salt and pepper, and serve.


Jessica said...

This looks delicious! Anything with avocado...I'm in!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

What a flavourful salad. Delicious & for such a wonderful cause. Love it!!

Anonymous said...

Delicious salad, love the avocado here! Nice to see you at the "party" :)

Linda - one scoop at a time said...

Isn't butterhead lettuce yummy?! I also made this salad for the virtual dinner. Had I known you have videos on scoring avocados, I would have followed your lead. Mine were a bit mushy after my chopping. But it's the flavor that counts, right?!

National Cookie Network said...

You did a great job with the salad. I love your blog!

If you get the chance, try the oatmeal cookies. They are to-die-for!

Take care,

Chow and Chatter said...

this salad looks fab, great to be having dinner with you lol Rebecca

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I was also planning on buying the cookbook for friends/family this Christmas! Loved my recipe and all of the other potluck recipes look fantastic, yours included!

Unplanned Cooking said...

How can you go wrong with avocado? Nice "meeting" you today!

Megan Gordon said...

So fun to see what other bloggers "brought" to the party tonight. This looks lovely (as does your blog--just discovered it). In my book, anything with avocado is a winner.

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