Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nora's Avocado Potato Salad

My friend Nora Herold was my spiritual guide for many years and she is also a great cook! Occasionally she will share a recipe with me and it lands here so that I can share it with you. (Check out these raw brownies! AMAZING!!)

She often posts recipes on her facebook feed, which currently is the only place to find them (until she publishes a cookbook as she's always threatening to do!) Inspired by her faerie friends, she usually is creating vegan or raw or some combination of those cuisines. Here's a potato salad that sounds super delicious and fresh!

In case you are not familiar with the creamy properties of avocados (especially those super ripe ones), add this to your repertoire where it subs for mayonnaise. Puree it with mustard, lemon juice, cucumber and season well. Pour it over cooked potatoes, fresh herbs and cherry tomatoes and it's a summer party in your mouth!

I've recorded the recipe as she did on Facebook - it gives you a flavor of her personality which is fun, open and totally accessible!

Nora's Avocado Potato Salad
(serves many!)

a lot of potatoes - boil and then simmer until fork tender
1 big red onion, chopped
a lot of fresh basil - minced, chopped/whatever
1 pint cherry tomatoes (or more) quartered

Combine all of the above in a big bowl

In a blender or food processor, mix

2-3 avocados
1-2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
1-2 minced cloves of garlic
juice from 2 lemons
1 chopped cucumber
1-2 tablespoons white vinegar (or apple cider)
salt and pepper to taste

Pour dressing over the potato mixture and mix well. Taste for seasoning. Chill.


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