Apples and avocados seems like a mismatched pair. But when you put them together it’s a true marriage of flavors. And it’s the perfect combination for this time of year, when Fall is on your mind but you are still hanging onto the last days of summer. It’s the best of both worlds!
I first started combining the two when my girls entered Kinder a few years back. With three lunches to make (my husband gets one too), I was awash in apples. I started putting them on my cheese and avocado sandwiches and never looked back.
And while sandwiches (and open faced toast) are still my go to, I have expanded to a couple of more dishes, the most perfect blend of Summer and Fall being my avocado and apple salad. This simple dish, with a side of bread, is a favorite back to school week meal of ours. I hope you enjoy it too!
-four apples, diced
-two avocados, diced
-one tbsp finely chopped basil
-one tbsp mustard
-two tsbp olive oil
-one tbsp balsamic vinegar
Combine last four ingredients and lightly whisk, set aside while dicing apples and avocados. Add apples to bowl and then avocados. Gently combine and top with dressing.
Inspired? Check out Yummly (one of my favorite recipe sources) for ten more avocado and apple salad ideas.
For more fun Fall projects and recipes, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Easy Paleo Apple Butter Recipe from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Skillet Apple Pie Roll Recipe from A Mom’s Take
- DIY Wooden Apples Craft from Mom Does it All
- Caramel Apple French Toast Strata from My So Called Balanced Life
- Fall Chopped Salad from 2boys+1girl=OneCrazyMom
- Caramel Apple Shortbread Parfaits from Simply Southern Mom
- Homemade Apple Cider from This Mama Loves
- Skillet Apple Crisp from Better in Bulk
- DIY Apple Earrings from Cait’s Beauty
- Crazy Easy Salted Caramel Apple Dip Recipe from Pretty Opinionated
- Apple Stamp Craft from Mom on the Side
- Chocolate Dipped Spiced Caramel Apples from How Was Your Day?
- Homemade Crepes with Apple Butter from Our Family World
- Apple Monkey Bread Muffins from Upstate Ramblings
- How to Host a Caramel Apple Bar from MommaDJane
- DIY Glittered Sneakers from Style on Main
- Apple Pie Ice Cream from Home and Garden Cafe
- Morning Glory Muffins from Day by Day in Our World