The World's Healthiest Foods

Romaine & Avocado Salad

This salad is a good healthy start for any meal. It is a quick and easy way to add flavor and nutrition to your meal all year round. The light dressing makes this salad lower in fat than most without losing flavor.

Romaine & Avocado Salad Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 large head romaine lettuce, outside leaves discarded
1 large tomato chopped
1 small red bell pepper cut in thin julienne, 1 inch long
1/2 small avocado cut into chunks
*Optional: 2 TBS coarsely chopped walnuts

Dressing
2 TBS lemon juice
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
extra virgin olive oil to taste
Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
Directions:

  1. Remove outer leaves of lettuce heads and discard. Cut off tops of leaves and discard. Tops are bitter. Chop remaining inner leaves. Rinse in cold water, and if you have a salad spinner, spin lettuce to dry. If you donít have one, remove as much water as possible in a colander and then dry with paper towels. This will keep the flavor of the salad from getting diluted.
  2. Whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl and toss with salad greens. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired.

    Serves 4

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