Whipped Feta With Plum, Tomato and Avocado Salad

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Total Time: 25 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 510
Total Fat 43g
Saturated Fat 17g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 970mg
Total Carbs 24g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 12g
Potassium 777mg

Vitamin A 211 mcg; Vitamin C 32 mg; Calcium 331 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 1 mcg; Folate 101 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.26 g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 25%; Vitamin C 35%; Calcium 25%; Iron 6 %; Vitamin D 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This refreshing, seasonal salad is perfect for the end of those summer days while transitioning from summer to fall.

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Serves: 4

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8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled 3 oz. heavy cream 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper, to taste 8 oz. orange and yellow heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved 5 medium plums, seeded and cut in wedges 2 small cucumbers, thinly sliced 1 firm ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled, chopped 3/4 tsp. sea salt, divided, to taste 1/2 tsp. black pepper, divided, to taste 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 large lemon, freshly juiced 1 small shallot, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  1. Combine feta cheese, heavy cream and cayenne pepper in the bowl of a food processor and blend until completely smooth and creamy, 4 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl, as needed.
  2. Layer the whipped feta onto a large platter, or divide between four plates. Scatter the tomatoes, plums, cucumber and avocado over the feta and lightly season with ¼ tsp. of salt and 1/8 tsp. of pepper, to taste.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, and remaining salt and pepper. Stir in the shallot and garlic, let sit for about 5 minutes.
  4. Drizzle mixture over the salad and sprinkle cilantro to serve.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with toasted bread on the side to help absorb any excess dressing and round out your meal! Beverage Pairing: Pair with a crisp, chilled white wine like Pinot Grigio.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

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