To toast sesame seeds, place in a pan in the oven (do not spray with oil!) at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius) for 10 minutes. To make wasabi paste, buy wasabi powder and dissolve a small amount in a drop of wter to moisten. If not available, you can omit, or else use sriracha sauce or any other hot sauce to give the salad some kick. The salad dressing can be made days in advance and tossed with avocado cubes right before serving.
Photography: Hudi Greenberger
Food Styling: Janine Kalesis