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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 don’t 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

Healthy Cooking Tips:

Nutritional Profile

Introduction to Recipe Rating System Chart

The following chart shows the nutrients for which this recipe is either an excellent, very good or good source. Next to the nutrient name you will find the following information: the amount of the nutrient that is included in the noted serving of this recipe; the %Daily Value (DV) that that amount represents (similar to other information presented in the website, this DV is calculated for a 25-50 year old healthy woman); the nutrient density rating; and, the recipe's World's Healthiest Foods Rating. Underneath the chart is a table that summarizes how the ratings were devised. Read more about our Food and Recipe Rating System.

Romaine and Avocado Salad
1.00 serving
51.54 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
Density
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C 68.51 mg 114.2 39.9 excellent
vitamin A 3523.49 IU 70.5 24.6 excellent
folate 125.87 mcg 31.5 11.0 excellent
manganese 0.60 mg 30.0 10.5 excellent
dietary fiber 3.58 g 14.3 5.0 very good
potassium 458.14 mg 13.1 4.6 very good
chromium 14.04 mcg 11.7 4.1 very good
molybdenum 8.24 mcg 11.0 3.8 very good
vitamin B1 (thiamin) 0.13 mg 8.7 3.0 good
vitamin K 6.04 mcg 7.5 2.6 good
iron 1.22 mg 6.8 2.4 good
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.13 mg 6.5 2.3 good
vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.11 mg 6.5 2.3 good
tryptophan 0.02 g 6.3 2.2 good
phosphorus 52.69 mg 5.3 1.8 good
protein 2.36 g 4.7 1.6 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
Rule
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Romaine & Avocado Salad

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