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03/02/2013

Avocado Salad

Filed under: Maine Warmers Recipes — mainewarmers @ 5:26 pm

This is a great salad to take on a kayak trip. You’ll want to rinse off your hands when you are finished enjoying this wonderful lunch.

Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad

On our way to the Everglades National Park, we stopped at Robert’s Fruit Stand near Homestead, FL, and picked up this avocado salad and fresh mango to make a nutritious meal. With a little trail mix we had plenty to sustain us through an active day.

Avocado Salad

Halve and pit an avocado. Then without breaking through the tough outer skin, cut through the soft green meat of the avocado in about ½” to ¾” parallel lines. Then cut lines in the other direction, 90 degrees to the first ones. This will allow you to easily scoop out the avocado when it comes time to eat it.

Sprinkle with lime juice (Key Lime juice is great if you have it).

Chop a ripe tomato into bite sized pieces and place in the center of the avocado where the pit had been.

Optional:  Top with a little chopped Cilantro and green onion.

Drizzle with a bit of your favorite salad dressing. We used Caesar salad dressing.

Pack in a liquid tight container with a spoon if you are traveling and keep cool. Enjoy!

 

Avocados are high in fiber, Vitamin B, and fat (unsaturated).

Nutritional Information about avocados from the Tropical Fruit Growers of Southern Florida

 

 

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