I find pleasure in the simplest of dishes. Foods that have been handled minimally with only a few ingredients strike a delicate balance in flavor and texture. Rather than being masked by spices or competing ingredients, there’s a harmony that exists which makes them honest and wholesome.
This exercise in simplicity is from Sheldon, who was inspired by Dr. Bronner, an activist for all things good for the world and good for your body. This salad has become my go-to snack when I get home from work. It’s easy to make and so refreshing to eat.
You will need:
- 1 avocado
- lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- kosher salt
You could mix this up in any way that pleases you. I like to cut the avocado into large chunks, and I’m very generous with the lemon juice, which cuts the bite of the garlic. Definitely use kosher salt for this - the joy in eating simple foods lies in tasting each individual component, and I rather like getting a salty granule or two in each bite. For palates that prefer spice, you could add a few red chili flakes, but I find that the fresh garlic adds just enough heat to satisfy me.