Summer Recipes Part III: Building a Great Salad

My rendition of Michael’s Butter lettuce salad with orange, hazelnuts, avocado and shallot-hazelnut vinaigrette

If you’ve eaten at MGFD over the past few weeks, you’ve probably observed the greening of the food bar wall where tomatoes usually hold court.  Florida avocado season is here and these succulent beauties are showing up all over the menu and in verbal specials.  That’s also your cue at home to make a great salad, one of the best and easiest ways to showcase this local ingredient in season.

Michael’s Genuine Food has a wide selection of salads with a variety of ingredients, flavors, and textures, and most importantly, the pages are laced with basic tools and tips to make them properly.  In the spirit of our new series, Summer Recipes, we’re offering a list Michael follows when building a great salad.  And with avocados in mind, Butter Lettuce salad with orange, hazelnuts, avocado, and shallot-hazelnut vinaigrette will do the trick!

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