Grilled Salmon with Pineapple and Avocado Dressing

I picked out a few too many recipes last week, which is just fine by me.  It means I don’t have to go grocery shopping until Tuesday instead of Monday this week.  I love procrastinating!  It also means that we had Giada’s Grilled Salmon with Pineapple and Avocado Dressing last night.  Mmm.  And for lunch right at this very moment. 

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photo from giadadelaurentiis.com

This was even better than I was expecting it to be.  I’m not a huge pineapple fan, which definitely influenced my thinking.  But it looked healthy, so I went for it.  Turns out that grilled pineapple is awesome, and the recipe overall is healthy and fancy and quick and wonderful all together.  The avocado dressing is important, and I (as a confirmed glutton) recommend doubling the suggested avocado dressing amount.  Sure, the suggested amount is healthier.  But double the dressing is darn good.  I also went ahead and served this with a small serving of rice.  We get hungry.  Sometimes a piece of salmon and a piece of fruit just doesn’t make our stomachs happy.

As for the Easter food report… The ham got an A+ again.  I’m telling you, Tyler Florence knows how to make a Tangerine Glazed Ham (as does Scott).  The hot cross buns turned into hot cross cookies, due to some unfortunate rising/timing issues on my part.  But I think the recipe has merit.  I’m going to try it again next year with a little bit of orange zest in the icing to give it extra flair.  That’s the plan.  Hopefully I’ll remember it a year from now. 

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