There’s a bit of a debate about avocados- are they healthy or are they not? well whether they are or not, doesn’t detract from the fact that they are great in salads. Here’s a great selection of ideas for you to try- Avocado and dried cranberries Sliced avocado on top of lettuce, radish, cucumber, mushrooms, and drizzled with dressing and pine nuts Avocado with olives Sliced avocado mixed with lettuce leaves, radish, mushrooms, cheese and sprinkled with pine nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and green olives. Avocado with sweetcorn and mozzarella Sliced avocado on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, radish, cucumber and sprinkled with mozzarella, sweetcorn, dried cranberries and dressing Avocado and radish Chopped avocado with lettuce, tomatoes, radish, cucumber, mushrooms and sprinkled with dressing. Remember when buying avocados the trick of testing whether they are ripe, but not too ripe- Check the colour beneath the stem- it should be green, not brown.