Avocado, kiwi and blue cheese salad with toasted seeds and nuts

avocado, blue cheese and kiwi salad

Hello everyone I’m finally back from my holidays in the Italian Dolomites. I really had forgotten just how beautiful they are!!! I must make a point of going there more regularly than I have done of late. Last time we visisted those beautiful mountains was over 20 years ago! While I was there, aided by the stunning weather, I did lots of amazing walks, one of them with a lovely ex student of mine and expert climber-Lynne- who coincidentally was in the same area at the same time.  Also, and more importantly for this blog, I tried lots of interesting tyrolean dishes some of which I intend to blog as soon as I have got rid of the excess weight I gained. :-( But how can you not feast on those lovely strudels and canederli  when you are on holiday? You can’t, is the answer but then you have to deal with the consequences which is nearly two extra kilos in my case (and my husband’s!). It would have been even more if we hadn’t gone for punishing walks, I’m sure. ARGH!… Anyway, to cut a long story short I’m back in the UK and on a strict(ish) diet. Hence this lovely salad I’m now blogging. It’s a firm favourite of mine, mainly because I ADORE blue cheese (I know, I know…not exactly calories free, is it?But I can’t be TOO serious with this diet or how boring would the blog be?). I first had it (or a version on the theme) many years ago in a café in Paris behind Notre Dame. I like the combination of the sweetness of the kiwi and the pungent flavour of the blue cheese (which could be anything you fancy: gorgonzola, roquefort, blue stilton, etc.). The avocado and the toasted seeds and nuts on top add a different dimension to it. Try it for yourself!


Mixed salad leaves

avocado pear


toasted seeds and nuts (like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, walnuts, pecan nuts,etc.)

blue cheese, crumbled

olive oil and balsamic vinegar (or even better glaze)


Well…I don’t need to explain how to assemble a salad, do I? :-)


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3 Responses to “Avocado, kiwi and blue cheese salad with toasted seeds and nuts”

  • L’insalata e’ davvero ottima cosi’ come si presenta! Se desideriamo una versione light, potremmo sostituire il formaggio con ricotta fresca e l’aceto balsamico con miele liquido agrumato. :-)

  • hello! wow! im glad someone else is also eating kiwis with blue cheese! i personally love avocados, kiwis, and blue cheese… i actually just made a sandwich with all three in it… and it was absolutely DELICIOUS… was curious to see if any one else has taste buds similar to mine and found your post! good idea! I’m going to try the salad tomorrow. but seriously- having those in a toasted roll just now…was …heavenly.

    • Well Justin, I am glad you also like the kiwi-blue cheese combo. I very nearly deleted your posting thinking it was spam but when I read it I realised it MUST be a real person. We get inundated with spam messages. Anyway, I will have to try your suggestion: in a toasted sandwich. Why not,eh? :-)

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