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Watermelon, Cucumber and Avocado Salad

I saw a recipe that intrigued me: a salad of watermelon, cucumbers, and avocado. I tried it and was disappointed. It asked for a combination of balsamic vinegar and watermelon: the result was a color disaster with the bright watermelon color immediately transformed to “old tomato red.” The flavor was too simple, lacking the depth…

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Pineapple and Cucumber Gaucamole

Since Cinco de Mayo is today, a Thursday, there is a chance it may lap over into the weekend. You might face endless rounds of guacamole. You might get bored. You have an option, a guacamole with other flavors that you won’t have encountered before. Sweet, rather than overpowering hot. Very chunky instead of mashed.…

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Really Simple Guacamole

What makes a great guacamole? Brian and I don’t have a single favorite, but we do like a spicy version that uses hot pickles and the pickle juice instead of jalapenos. The pickles are southwestern and as incendiary as any jalapeno, just sweeter. In time for Super Bowl parties, Brian and I are happy to…

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Avocado and Shrimp Salad

m4s0n501 For a party where the food is going to be tapas — lots of little plates that let people dabble in multiple flavors — you have an endless palette of dishes to select from. You’ll want a mix, of course, with perhaps some seafood, some other proteins, veggies, cheeses, dips, … If you assemble…

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