Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fruitsalad with figs, oranges and avocado

We are in the middle of the Christmas celebrations, and the table is filled with goodies for several meals a day. After a light breakfast and a long walk out on icy roads, I was ready for a light lunch. Reading Lucullian Delights is a daily pleasure I treat myself, and today Ilva gave me the idea to use dried figs. We always buy dried figs and dates for Christmas. I love eating one or two at a time, but they are rich and I can never have many of them at once. Searching through the fruitbowl and the vegetable shelf in the fridge, and I knew what my salad would consist of; fig, orange, avocado, walnut and orange juice. I made two small bowls for me and Terje, and we ate it with a piece of fruitcake.

Fruitsalad with figs, for two
8 dried figs
3 oranges
1 avocado
10 walnuts
a few drops of balsamic vinegar
Cut the figs, two of the peeled oranges and the avocado fruitmeat into small pieces, squeeze one orange and add half of the juice to each bowl, add a few drops of the very best balsamic vinegar. Top each bowl with the walnuts.


Ilva said...

This sounds and looks absolutely delicious! Sweet but not too sweet!

Betty C. said...

Thank you for your visit and your anniversary wishes -- and for adding me to your sidebar.

You've been on mine for a while. I would like to have an English-speaking food blog from every country in Europe, but I haven't gotten very far with my project!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Heidi said...

I AM SO SO SO glad that I found your blog!!! I LOVE IT!! My father in law is 100% Norski and LOVES so many of the traditional foods, BUT his mum died several years ago and my mother in law had not learned many of the things she did! Do you make fruit soup? or did i say it wrong? I make Rumagrot... did I spell that wrong??? I giggled out loud when I read about your treats for Christmas - what is the treat with the flags on it???

Britt-Arnhild said...

Ilva - both Terje and I loved it. Thanks for the inspiration

Betty C - I will come over and check your links some day

Heidi - we love rømmegrøt. I'll make it some day and blog it for you. I haven't made fruktsuppe/fruitsoup in years though. I guess it is time to make some again.

Suz said...

This salad looks and sounds delicious! I must try it soon.