Friday, January 8, 2010

How to Make Avocado Salad

Two avocado posts in a row? Yes. Two avocados at their peak point of ripeness = two posts. Thank goodness we didn't have any more! I just whipped up a batch of avocado salad and was amazed at how quick and easy it is, not to mention how healthy. All you need are avocados, limes, onions, olive oil, salt and pepper. The last four are kitchen staples in our house, always on hand, so it is no trouble to pick up two ingredients at the store for a serious nutritional punch. Putting the salad together is also easy. 1. Peel and cube the avocados. 2. Thinly slice the onions into rounds. 3. Squeeze limes over all. 4. Sprinkle olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. 5. Eat immediately or let sit, covered in the fridge for a few hours. I recommend letting it marinate for optimum flavor.

Nutritional Info:
Avocados: Very high in monounsaturated fat (the good kind), NO cholesterol, high in folate (pregnant ladies take note)

Onions: Fiber, may protect against stomach cancer, folate!

Olive oil: need I spell this out?

Limes: Vitamin C (duh!)

Grand total: serious nutritional punch and awesome flavor

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