Perfumed Garden Salad

September 19, 2018by Ruqxana Vasanwala0

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  • 10 asparagus, blanched in hot water for 2 minutes and again in ice water for 5 minutes, cut into 1 inch length
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 2 small avocados, peeled and cubed
1 onion, sliced into rings
  • 1/4 cup flaked almonds
  • 2 figs, or 4 dates, chopped for garnish
  • 10 basil leaves for garnish


  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. To make the dressing, put all the dressing ingredients in a jar, which has a tight fitting lid. Close the lid and shake the jar to thoroughly mix all the ingredients.
  2. In a bowl, toss the avocado and the tomatoes with half the dressing.
  3. In a serving dish, arrange the asparagus, oranges, and scatter the onion rings. Drizzle with the rest of the dressing. Spoon the avocado and tomatoes 
over it, followed by the almonds, figs/dates and basil. Serve right away.


Ruqxana Vasanwala

Hi! I’m Ruqxana. Food Docent. Cat Lover. Personal Chef. Food Sorceress at Cookery Magic. And your teacher when I see you in class! 🙂

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