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Bacon, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

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I have been craving guacamole something fierce lately, so I picked up an avocado on my last trip to the grocery store.  I’m too lazy to actually make real guac for one though (I know, I know…), so I just threw this together because it all sounded good.  And it was!  A good quick and easy meal with minimal prep time involved!

Bacon, Avocado, and Tomato Salad:

  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 avocado
  • Handful of grape/cherry tomatoes
  • 1 egg
  • S+P
Fry up your bacon.  While you’re doing that, chop the avocado into bite-sized pieces.  I sliced the tomatoes into halves/quarters as well, but you could leave them whole too.  Once the bacon is done, chop it and throw it into a bowl with the tomato and avocado, then season with salt and pepper.  Fry up the egg in the bacon grease and put on top of the mix.  Eat.  Love!

I actually didn’t take any pictures of this because I was too hungry to think about it, but I promise it’s pretty and colorful and delicious!

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

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I was making dinner the other night when I found some zucchini in my fridge that I had completely forgotten about.  I was already making soup so wanted something cold to go with it and had just read Smitten Kitchen’s Ribboned Asparagus Salad with Lemon post so felt inspired.

It really wasn’t hard to do something similar with zucchini and it turned out delicious!  Perfect for summer because it doesn’t involve turning the oven on and is fairly easy!

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

2 zucchini
Sea Salt
Olive Oil
1/2 lemon

Cut the zucchini in half and use a potato peeler to shred it into ribbons.  Put ribbons into colander.  I have this awesome one from Ikea and I love it!  Generously salt and let sit for 30 minutes.

Gently squeeze any excess moisture out and add to a large bowl.  Add enough olive oil to coat, probably about 2 tablespoons but I didn’t measure.  Squeeze in the juice from the lemon and season with basil and pepper.  Enjoy!