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To assemble salad Divide tomato, mushrooms, onion, grapefruit segments, noodles, cilantro and mint between 2 bowls; top with 1/4 cup dressing (or mix together, top with 1/2 cup dressing, then divide). Add steak.
Quick Avocado Boats
Looking for quick healthy snack ideas? They don't get any quicker than Quick Avocado Boats. These are fast to make, are good for you, and can be eaten right out of your hand, in their own skin - no dishes to wash!
Avocados are filling and nutritious - packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein.
You'll want a perfectly ripe avocado for this healthy snack idea. The best way to tell if an avocado is ripe is to put it in the palm of your hand and squeeze gently. If it is hard as a stone, it's not yet ripe. If it feels soft and mushy, it's too ripe. You want an avocado that feels firm, but yields to gentle pressure. If you're still in doubt, gently peel off the stem (assuming that it is still there.) If the skin under the stem is green, the avocado is ready to eat.
I prefer to buy my avocados a bit hard and firm, and let them ripen on the counter at home. Once they are perfectly ripe, I put them in the fridge - but I make sure to use them within a day or two. Buying several avocados, at varying stages of ripeness, means that I'll always have one ready when I want one.
1 tsp/5 mL lime juice
Cut the avocado lengthwise around the seed. Rotate the halves in opposite directions, and gently pull them apart.
Use a small spoon to remove the pit. Discard it.
Use a fork to gently mash the avocado flesh, right in its skin.
Sprinkle each half of the avocado with lime juice, salt and pepper.
That's all there is to it!
To store half of an avocado, sprinkle it with lemon or lime juice, place it in an airtight container, and refrigerate. The citrus juice should keep it from discoloring. If it does discolor, scrape off the dark bits and eat the rest.