Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad

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.

 
Ingredients:
 
-1 head of romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
-5 cherry tomatoes
-1 red onion, chopped
-½ cucumber, sliced
-¼ cup fresh parsley
-¼ cup mint leaves
-1 avocado, pitted and scraped for its meat
-1 garlic clove, minced
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
-2 tablespoons olive oil
 
Directions:

 

  • Mix the lemon juice and olive oil then whisk. Toss the rest of the ingredients in a
    large salad bowl. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and serve.

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