Balsamic vinegar

Arugula, Cranberries & Avocado Salad with Date honey balsamic Vinaigrette


This salad is simple, easy and yummy, its like a gift. This one serves 2 as a side dish or 1 as a complete meal

1 bunch of Arugula, washed and roots trimmed

1 haas avocado

1 handful of dried cranberries

For the dressing:

1 tablespoon of light balsamic vinegar

1 1/2  tablespoon of date syrup


2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon of dijon mustard

salt & pepper to taste

Arrange the Arugula in a salad plate. Cut the avocado in half, then with a knife make lenghwise incisions and scoop out with a spoon. Sprinkle the cranberries on top.

Mix all the ingredients of the vinaigrette with a whisk, adding the oil in small batches while whisking to create an emulsion. Dress the salad.


Esta ensalada es simple, facil de hacer y rica, es como un regalito. Esta receta sirve a 2 personas como un acompanamiento o a 1 persona como un plato completo.

1 mazo de Arugula, lavado y con las raices cortadas

1 aguacate haas

1 manojo de cranberries (arandanos) secos

Para el aderezo:

1 cucharada de vinagre balsamico light

1 1/2  cucharada de sirope de datiles

2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva extra virgen

1 cucharadita de mostaza dijon

sal y pimienta al gusto

Arregla la Arugula en la bandeja de ensalada. Corta el aguacate por la mitad y sacale la semilla. Con un cuchillo has insiciones a lo largo y luego saca las lascas con una cuchara. .Espolvorea  la ensalada con los cranberries.

Mezcla los ingredientes de la vinagreta con un batidor manual, agrega el aceite en chorritos para crear una emulsion. Adereza la ensalada.

Veggie Dinner Sandwich

Veggie Dinner Sandwich

Hungry & Lazy, but still don’t want to take the bread and cheese route? Try this one, you wont regret it….
Here’s what you need:
1 japanese eggplant, cut lenghtwise (soak it in salty water for 5 minutes)
1 shallot, sliced
1 portobello mushroom, sliced
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
lemon juice
1 haas avocado
salt & pepper to taste
Heat up 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a skillet, when its hot put in the eggplant slices, sprinkle salt, pepper & paprika , turn and add the same ingredients. Keep turning it until golden and a bit charred on both sides, set aside.
Add more oil to the skillet (about 2 tablespoons) and throw in the shallots and toss them around until golden, then add the mushrooms, 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey (to help those shallots caramelise). Sprinkle salt & pepper to taste (not too much).
While the mushrooms are cooking, open one haas avocado in half and spoon it out in a bowl, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, pepper and drizzle olive oil, mix well and set aside.
Turn the mushrooms off (you want them firm, not too mushy)
Slice a baguette open and toast it a bit to get some texture going.
Spread the avocado paste on the baguette, then layer up the eggplant slices and top with the mushrooms and caramelized shallots.
Yeah, you’re welcome….