Avocado generally refers to the fruit of the avocado tree, a flowering plant that is closely related to bay laurel, camphor and cinnamon. The avocado tree grows abundantly in warm or tropical climates. Avocado is featured extensively in world cuisine, ranging from savory meals, desserts and even drinks. It is very rich in vitamins, most notably vitamins B, K, C, and E. Avocado is also a good source of potassium.
Avocado is good for maintaining healthy heart functions. They help lower cholesterol levels, as well as being a good source of dietary fiber. Due to its high level of anti-oxidants, avocados are known to prevent cell deterioration and help prevent cancer. Avocados help in losing weight, as it helps the body to absorb nutrients during digestion. This recipe is for avocado salad, a healthy appetizer.
Mix the lemon juice and olive oil then whisk. Toss the rest of the ingredients in alarge salad bowl. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and serve.