Friday, April 1, 2011

Foody Friday - Hot and Cold,Mushroom, Squash, Avocado, Cilantro Salad

You are probably thinking,
"With a title like that, this post has to be an April Fool's Joke!"

No joke. But it is a dish I came up with all by myself...and I'm pretty proud of it. Especially since it contains squash!!!

Hot and Cold Mushroom, Squash, Avocado, Cilantro Salad

Melt some butter in a skillet. None of that fake margarine stuff, use the real thing!! Butter is natural...remember that so it HAS to be good for you right? The less you like vegetables then the more butter you should be a throwin' in the skillet! A couple tablespoons should do it.

Slice up a yellow summer squash and a few fresh mushrooms and throw em' in on top of all that yummy butter.

Leave the veggies and dice up half an avocado and put it in a bowl.

About this time check on those veggies and toss in some salt and pepper and give em' a good stir.

Wait a few more minutes and a few more stirs until the squash are getting nicely browned. About this time your mushrooms will taste more like hot butter than like mushrooms!

Pour those hot veggies right on top of your avocado and give em a quick stir.
Squeeze the juice of half a lime on top.

Top with a generous handful of fresh cilantro. Add more salt, pepper
 or lime juice to taste.

I don't know about you but this dish just oozes summertime. Clean and fresh and light. Maybe I'll even put a squash plant in my garden this summer just for this dish.

Now, does anyone have a better title for my new salad?


  1. That looks so fresh and lite and like something I would really love:)

  2. OH that looks so good. I don't usually use cilantro all by itself; it's chopped up with tomatoes and salsa stuff. Great creation!

  3. I am also not a huge fan of squash, but this salad looks really good! What kind of squash did you use?

  4. I used yellow summer squash. Growing up I called it yellow zuchinni.


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