Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Salmon Sashimi and Avocado Salad

With the sweltering weather, salads are the order of the day.  I love avocados and sashimi salmon. When I realise that you can combine them into a delightful piquant salad, I was absolutely thrilled.  I got the idea for this salad from one of our favourite japanese restaurant.  

Jusco is currently selling the Hass avocadoes at 3 for $10, so I grabbed two boxes, along with some japanese cucumbers and a nice thick slab of sashimi. 

I love all things avocadoes.  When we were holidaying in Vietnam and Indonesia last year, hubs and I were drowning ourselves in avocado shakes the entire time ;P  

I found that the Hass variety from Australia is the best - it has an elegant creamy texture and subtle nutty notes that are just right.  For some strange reasons, the South African and NZ ones which I've tried just couldn't last long or ripen as evenly as the Australian variety. 

Sashimi Salmon and Avocado Salad
  • 1/2 a ripe avocado, cut into cubes
  • 150g of thick sashimi salmon, cut into cubes 
  • 1/2 a japanese cucumber, sliced diagonally
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tspn lemon zest
  • 2 Tblspn lemon juice
  • 1 tspn sugar
  • 1 tspn soy sauce
  • Dash of sesame oil
  • Dash of pepper
  • Pinch of alfalfa sprouts for garnishing (i like them, so i add quite a bit to the salad too)
1. Assemble the dressing in a medium size salad bowl
2. Add the avocados, salmon, tomatoes and cucumber. Toss lightly and garnish with the sprouts. Serve immediately. 
Note: I suspect balsamic vinegar might work too, so will try that next time.


  1. Wow, u could take in so much avocado shakes the entire time?
    I heard it eases constipation...

  2. Yea, it really kept us regular, which was very helpful when u r on the road, and all routine goes out of whack.

  3. This salad looks very refreshing and appetising. I have never tried avocado in salad and this is a must try.


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