Simple salad A B C : Avocado, Broccolini and Capsicum
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Serves: 2-3 as a side
  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • ½ an avocado
  • 2 preserved capsicums or red peppers
  • drizzle of good quality, extra virgin olive oil
  • drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar (or vino cotto)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  1. Blanche the broccolini in boiling water for 3 minutes, then grill in an oven or barbecue until lightly charred, but still crunchy. You can also skip the blanching step and just grill it, but I find that the two-step method leaves less room for error i.e. it's easier to get still crunchy, charred broccolini every time.
  2. Slice the red peppers and avocado.
  3. Place all the vegetables on a plate and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Recipe by A Kitchen Cat at