Avocado with Arugula Lemon Drizzle

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Avocado with Arugula Lemon Drizzle
Avocado with Arugula Lemon Drizzle
1/4 cup good-quality extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup arugula coarsely chopped
1 tbsp. fresh basil coarsely chopped
2 large cloves garlic crushed
3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. sugar
Salt and pepper to taste freshly ground
1 cup arugula leaves
2 firm but ripe avocados pitted, peeled and slices
1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
Combine oil, chopped arugula, basil and garlic in a small saucepan; simmer over very low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour. Pour through a mesh sieve, pressing to remove all oil. Whisk lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper into oil. Divide arugula leaves equally between 4 salad plates and top with avocado and onion slices; drizzle with seasoned oil.

Makes 4 servings.
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