Tuesday, May 04, 2010

asparagus-chickpea salad with
smoky avocado dressing

Imagine the acerbic attitude of fresh lemon juice and minced onion contrasted against the sultry smoke of toasted sesame seeds and smoked Spanish paprika-- swimming in a creamy sea of best quality extra-virgin olive oil and unctuous avocado. I created this recipe as a side dish, but I must confess I ate an entree-sized portion for dinner tonight.


Had to post this uber-adorable shot of Bossa Nova showing off her muppet-like tummy...Sometimes she looks so cute that I just have to stop working to squeeze her.


Been on a sewing binge as of late. Threw together this funky potholder last night using fabric scraps...which makes me think, isn't it about time for another contest? Stay tuned. I'll be posting one soon.

12 comments:

Millie said...

That asparagus salad looks so yummy. I bet it was delicioso!

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Janet said...

I swear I can just about taste this salad from your description! Bossa Nova is as cute as ever - and she looks like she knows it :)

PS, that's a lovely potholder you "threw together"

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Mmm, looks good. Bossa Nova is a cutie!

Deer Prudence said...

One thing i love in Spring is definitely Asparagus :)
The salad looks so yummy and, i must confess, makes me hungry too :)

Anonymous said...

That's a whole lotta adjectives.

buffalodick said...

Second post today with chick peas in it! I must get some and try them again!

Anna/Quilted Giraffe said...

That looks DELICIOUS!!! Did you puree the avocado in the dressing, or is it in the salad?

urban vegan said...

Anna: Chunks are in the salad....more decadent that way!

julie hasson said...

The salad looks fantastic. Right around this time of year I start craving salads.

Cute potholder! I too have been on a sewing kick, and am having so much fun with it.

dreaminitvegan said...

Smokey avacado dressing...yum!

DJ Karma (VegSpinz) said...

Love the description & pot holder is ultra cute!

mamzelle yaya said...

j adore les asperges!