Rocket or arugula (Eruca sativa; also called rucola in Italian, and roquette in French) is one of my favorite things. Its perfect liaisons are avocado, and nut oils, like hazelnut and walnut. Rocket and avocado is one of those flavor combinations made in heaven, like rosemary and lamb, savory and favas, and vanilla and cream.
I see no reason why in America we should not call rocket by its venerable old English name, even if in danger of appearing guilty of inverse affectation.
Put the lime juice, salt, and pepper in a salad bowl, and mix together. Once the salt has dissolved, whisk in the two oils.
Chop the chervil leaves very finely and mix them into the mayonnaise.
When ready to serve the salads, cut the avocados in half lengthwise, remove the pits, and scoop out the flesh in one piece with a large spoon. Put the avocado halves cut face down on a board, and slice them crosswise into
Put the rocket in the bowl with the lime dressing, and toss until the rocket is well coated. Then put the rocket on the inside curve of the fanned-out avocado. Put the tomato in the same salad bowl, and toss it in whatever lime juice and oil is left. Put the tomato on top of the rocket.
Drizzle the chervil mayonnaise over the salads.
Instead of using chervil, flavor the mayonnaise with
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