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Cherry Avocado Salad

What you need: 

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons agave or maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Baby romaine or mixed greens, as desired
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup sliced red onions
1/2 cup sliced fennel
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans or candied pecans
1/2 cup avocado
Alfalfa sprouts

What you do: 

1) Combine first 7 ingredients in glass jar and shake. Refrigerate dressing for 2 hours.
2) Construct salad and top with half the vinaigrette, serve remaining on side or save for another day.
Source of recipe: Love was in the air when I served this seductive salad, brimming with nature’s aphrodisiacs, this past Valentine’s Day. Adapted from a recipe found in The New InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook, by Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge, this continues to be one of my most shared and complimented recipes. My sister first served the original version of this salad to me 4 years ago, and the flavors and sensations that aroused my palette then, continue to hold steady each and every time I make it. Use this salad to reignite the flame in your relationship, and if not, well at least you’ll have a damn good salad that is sure to make you scream out for more!

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
4 to 6
Recipe Category: 


Yes! This was very tasty and hearty. I also tried it with green apple (when I didn't have fennel) and unsalted sunflower seeds (when I didn't have pecans). That worked too although the original recipe was better.

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