Spring is Here!

Spring weather is finally here! While the sunny and warm weather is great, I’d have to say the best part of Spring are all the new vegetables and ingredients that are in season! Now that it’s warmer out, everyone wants to feel lighter and EAT lighter! So, what am I excited to work with this season? Just to name a few, avocados, beets, summer squash, and artichokes are all perfect for salads, side dishes, or for a healthy pasta meal.

For the avocados, I thought a Lobster Cucumber and Avocado salad would be the perfect Spring “pick-me-up” dish. The juicy, sweet lobster, with the crisp refreshing cucumber, and the creamy, luscious avocado just reeks of sun, sand, and vacation.

So! Here’s how you do it!

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 Avocado

  • ½ Cucumber

  • 1 1lb Lobster

  • 1 Teaspoon Chopped Parsley

  • 1/8 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1/8 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1 Minced Garlic Clove

  • Dash of Freshly Ground Pepper

  • 2 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar

  1. Boil Lobster in a large pot for 8 minutes. Remove the Lobster from the boiling water and immediately place it into ice bowl of ice cold water. Remove the Lobster and twist off the tails removing the meat inside. Cut the shell in half and remove the remaining meat. Cut meat into 1\2” chunks, leaving the tails whole.

  2. Thinly slice your cucumber leaving the skin on. Peel and de-pit the avocado and cut into half moon slices.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, chopped parsley, minced garlic and ground pepper.

  4. Let the dressing sit for 30 minutes and whisk before serving.

  5. Reduce balsamic vinegar on high heat for 2-3 minutes, until consistency thickens.

  6. Place cucumber slices in circle in the middle of your plate. Add an inner circle of avocado slices and place lobster on top and topping off with the tails on top.

  7. Drizzle lemon vinaigrette on top and around. Finish it off with the balsamic reduction drizzled around the edge of the plate.

Easy enough, right!? And I promise it’s tasty too 😉 I’ll be sharing more warm-weather favorites, so stay tuned! Enjoy the sun!

-Kristin

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