RECIPE: Strawberry Avocado Salad

Saucy avocado and libidinous strawberry infuse brunch with some serious sex appeal.

The saucy avocado and the libidinous strawberry infuse this brunch salad with some serious sex appeal

This recipe is from InterCourses, An Aphrodisiac Cookbook by Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge. According to the book, Aztecs believed in the sexual powers of avocados so much, they forbade village maidens from coming outside when the fruits were being harvested. And of course red, heart-shaped strawberries have long been symbols of love and sensuality.




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1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup raspberry vinegar

1 1/2 tbsp vegan sugar

1/4 tsp hot sauce

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp cinnamon



1 head romaine, torn into bite-sized pieces

1 mandarin orange, peeled and sectioned

1 cup strawberries, stemmed and quartered

1/2 cup sliced red onion

1/4 cup toasted, coarsely chopped pecans

1/2 avocado, sliced

Combine dressing ingredients in a jar and shake until blended. Set aside so the flavours can mingle.

Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl, add half the dressing and toss well. Serve with remaining dressing.



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